The (Long, Bumpy) Road to a Successful Tax Measure – Part II

Welcome back. During the first series readers were introduced to the current voter environment. Let’s now learn about the  “Hayward Model” and why it was successful. THE CRITICAL FACTORS. Bob O’Neill, the former Executive Director of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), noted “…most successful ballot measures are: (1) clearly written to address specific, identified needs; (2) developed through a community engagement process; and (3) are put forward by a trusted agent.” [1] Transportation for America, an organization dedicated to keeping levels of government connected and investing in transportation,  states that “Common reasons for [a ballot measure] failing [...]

July 17th, 2019|Featured Articles|