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Video: Measure A Debate Changes Minds at Politifest

Measure A would raise the county’s sales tax and use the money to invest in freeways, transit and open space preservation.

Moderated by Voice of San Diego’s Andrew Keatts, City Councilman Todd Gloria and County Supervisor Ron Roberts argued in support of the measure and Nicole Capretz, executive director of Climate Action Campaign, Oceanside’s Deputy Mayor Chuck Lowery and Tommy Hough, president of the San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action, argued against it.

Before and after the Measure A debate, Keatts took an informal poll of the audience, and lots of audience members actually changed their minds with an overwhelming shift to “yes” by the end of the conversation.

For more background, check out:

Independent Oversight Promised With Last SANDAG Tax Hike Not So Independent

Fact Check: North County Wants Its ‘Fair Share’ of SANDAG Tax

Inside the Fight on the Left Over SANDAG’s Big Tax

The Line Between Education and Advocacy on SANDAG’s Tax Proposal

Fact Check: Will a Sales Tax Hike Relieve Traffic Congestion?

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