Mayor Steinberg Makes Case For Higher, Permanent Sales Tax Cody Drabble Friday, June 8, 2018 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg.Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg is hoping to renew the half-cent sales tax established under Measure U and expand it to a full cent. The proposal, which would be on the November ballot, would generate funds to pay for jobs, housing and social-equity programs. He also discussed his views on rent control, inclusive development and the need to address generational poverty in the city. Listen to Beth Ruyak's full interview with Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg Listen / Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin.