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Chamber Of Commerce Endorses SANDAG Tax Increase Measure
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday endorsed Measure A, which would increase the countywide sales tax by a half-cent to pay for infrastructure projects.
"Measure A fixes our roads, creates capacity and freedom of movement for our residents and goods, and propels the growth of the economy throughout the region," said Jerry Sanders, the chamber's president and CEO.
Two-thirds of voters would need to vote "yes" in the November election for the proposition, which is sponsored by the San Diego Association of Governments, to pass.
The $18 billion raised over the next several decades by the tax hike would pay for freeway improvements, better public transportation, pothole repairs and open space preservation.
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