Bluhon Group | Building Consensus for Multi-modal Transportation

Building Consensus for Multi-modal Transportation

Marin County, Board of Supervisors


The transportation agency of Marin County convened a 24-member steering committee — elected officials, business, environmental, real estate, and alternative transportation advocates — to develop a transportation funding plan. The county retained Bluhon Group to facilitate the committee.


Over the course of ten plenary sessions, Bluhon Group facilitated an agreement that was unanimously ratified for a 1/2-cent sales tax measure to implement open space acquisition and bus, bicycle, and Route 101 capacity improvements.


Though the initiative failed to pass in November 1998, the coalition of cross-interest support returned to conduct a similar planning process and successfully advanced a similar ballot measure several years later.