When was the MST first passed?
In the 1980s, the Mill Valley City Council determined that existing City revenues could not adequately fund street repairs and began to look for additional sources of revenue, deciding on a Municipal Services Tax to fund street repairs on a pay-as-you-go basis. Voters first approved the MST at $145 per parcel in 1987, with the MST attaining the required two-thirds support of those voting. Voters approved the MST in 1997 at $145 per parcel and 2006 at a maximum of $195 per parcel. In 2016, voters approved the tax again in 2016 with 77.33% approval at a rate of $266 per single family residence with an annual adjustment of 2% to keep up with inflation.