About 3700 voters in the Central Downtown district will soon be voting on Measure B, the Streetcar initiative.
Property owners in that district (and the ones who will pay the special tax) have already given a solid "YES!" in a recent advisory vote, but registered voters, whether property owners or not, get to vote on it. And there are those who are opposed to the idea.
Perhaps these voters don't realize that the public's share of the cost of the streetcar, that could greatly improve getting around in Downtown and Midtown and get cars off the streets, will cost just 1% of the total cost of building the first leg of this new connector. That meants property owners will pay between $3 and $5 a month more in their taxes to greatly enhance connectivity between all the exciting things going on between Raley Field, Old Town, the Downtown Entertainment & Sports Complex, a re-born Downtown (with more jobs) and the Theater district. What a boon for our city!