Operational revenue sources, such as hangar rentals, space rentals for businesses and car rental agencies, and parking, help fund operations at the Sonoma County Airport. The Airport also receives revenue from Passenger Facility Charges ($4.50 per ticket), which further contributes toward covering the cost of operations.
TPW owns the Sonoma County Central Landfill and five refuse transfer stations. The Central Landfill is operated by Republic Services, which provides TPW with a portion of revenues from gate fees. Additionally, TPW collects franchise fees from waste hauling companies, which are used for activities such as maintaining closed landfills and providing oversight of operational and collection contracts.
Funding for TPW road operations comes from multiple sources. Capital pavement preservation projects are funded by the General Fund as well as federal grants. Daily road maintenance operations are funded by State Gas Tax revenue, the General Fund, and Measure M. Bridge projects can be funded through State and Federal funding, or Measure M. Various other traffic and safety improvement projects can be funded by Measure M or Traffic Mitigation Funds. Read more about funding for Roads
Sonoma County Transit uses a state-of-the-art compressed natural gas fleet to serve locations around Sonoma County. Transit receives funding for operating expenses and capital projects from various federal and state sources, such as sales tax and taxes on diesel and gasoline. Transit also receives funding from the local sales tax Measure M (for Local Bus Transit).
Water Service Districts
Water District operations are funded from rate payer’s base rate (a flat monthly fee connected to all meters) and usage rates that vary based on the volume of water used.