Proposed New Tax Measure
The Our Kids Our Future campaign is proposing a quarter-cent sales tax to support pay for child care employees, expansion of the local child care network, pediatric screening and treatment and other early childhood services.
The campaign is aiming for the November 2024 ballot in Sonoma County. A batch of bad signatures killed the efforts to qualify in 2022. The campaign must collect 19,746 signatures by December 11 to qualify for the general election next year.
The campaign estimates the tax measure will raise about $30 Million annually. The plan is for 60% of the revenue to fund increasing child care access and workforce growth and 40% would go for children’s health services.
Our Kids Our Future started January 1, 2023 with a $33,168 cash balance.