Transportation

Statewide Coalition to Support State Roads and Protect Local Transportation Improvements Gains Momentum

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From the League of California Cities:

As cities and counties throughout California begin hundreds of street and road improvement projects funded through SB 1, [a] broad coalition supporting safer roads and protecting local transportation improvements gains momentum. 

Cities are using these dollars to fill pot holes resurface streets, fix bridges, improve sidewalks, expand bike lanes and more and it is critical that these transportation funds remain protected.

Voters have an opportunity in June to prevent the Legislature from diverting transportation funds with Proposition 69. Supported by the League and the Coalition to Protect Local Transportation, the measure adds constitutional protections to new revenues generated by SB 1 and ensures that these funds can be used only for transportation improvement purposes.

The groups supporting Prop. 69 and opposing any ballot measure to repeal SB 1 comprises a broad Coalition that understand the value of these funds for California’s residents, businesses, cities and counties. Coalition members come from business, labor, local government, transportation advocates and taxpayers.

This past Friday, February 9, MTC's Legislation Committee voted unanimously to support Proposition 69 on the June 2018 ballot. The full MTC Commission will consider support for Proposition 69 at their next meeting on Wednesday, February 28.

To learn more about Proposition 69 and the coalition working to protect local transportation improvements, visit Fix Our Roads.

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