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Would funds from a sales tax measure stay local to benefit San Rafael only?

Yes. By law, all funds from a local voter approved sales tax measure must be spent locally to address local needs. In fact, only one-quarter of one percent of local sales tax remains available under the statutory sales tax cap established in state law. The City has a very limited opportunity to capture this revenue stream for local use before it may be taken by overlapping county or other regional agencies.

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