Vehicle license fee moves forward without recommendation 

A proposal that would allow city residents to vote on establishing a $10 vehicle license fee in November moved forward Tuesday, albeit without recommendation, by a Board of Supervisors’ committee.

As part of a recently passed senate bill, voters in each California county have the option of voting on the $10 vehicle license fee, provided that the congestion-management agency in the district supports the plan.

Here, the decision is up to the San Francisco County Transportation Agency (TA), a group that is governed by the Board of Supervisors. At the TA’s Plans and Programs committee on Tuesday, the $10 fee was forwarded to the agency’s full Board without recommendation.

The fee did not receive a firm stamp of approval by the committee for several reasons. One was concern that other revenue-generating measures were already slated for the November ballot. Another issue was the lack of finalized public polling numbers, which are expected to come later this week.

If the $10 license fee makes it to November and is passed by voters, it is expected to generate $5 million annually for city transit and infrastructure projects. The full Board Authority is expected to vote on the matter at its July 20 meeting.

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