King County Teamsters - Today is the last day to do your civic duty and VOTE! That's right, there's an election going on, about a critical issue for Teamsters - transportation. If you haven't already, please mark your ballot YES for Proposition 1 to improve our transportation system by saving Metro and fixing roads.
Proposition 1 will decide the fate of our transportation future in King County for years to come, whether you drive a car or take the bus. A bipartisan, unanimous County Council voted to place this issue on the ballot, and it’s being supported by business, labor, non-profit organizations as well as both Republican and Democrat elected officials. And it will support additional Teamster jobs.
Proposition 1 proposes a $60 annual car tab fee and a one-tenth-of-a-cent increase in the sales tax. 60% of the revenue generated by the measure would be spent on transit to prevent massive cuts to Metro, while 40% would go to maintain and repair our roads throughout the county, enabling cities and the county to:
- Repave the heaviest-volume roads.
- Fix or replace bridges that otherwise would need to be closed.
- Make our roads and streets safer.
- Improve flooding/stormwater management.
- Widen roads and improve signals where needed to improve roadway carrying capacity.
These funds will go to every city and unincorporated area in the county. For more information on how this would affect you and your city, please click here.
So vote now, and vote yes on Prop 1!