From Seattle Times by Heidi Groover (October 20, 2020):
“A city ballot measure asks Seattle voters to approve a sales tax hike to fund bus service and other transit programs as government budgets reel from the coronavirus pandemic and fewer people commute throughout Puget Sound.
Proposition 1 would charge a 0.15% sales tax (15 cents on a $100 purchase) to raise roughly $42 million a year. The six-year tax measure would replace an expiring 0.1% sales tax and $60 car-tab fee that raised more than $50 million a year. Prop. 1 would not renew the car-tab fee. Today, Seattleites pay 10.1% sales tax.
Seattle plans to use the money to buy bus service from King County Metro, fund transit passes for students and people with low incomes, make improvements to bus routes, and direct money to bus service or other projects in West Seattle.”