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Transportation Conference Committee to Hold First Hearings Oct. 16 and 21

October 15, 2015
The first two hearings of the conference committee of the First Extraordinary Session (Transportation) have been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 16 in Sacramento and Wednesday, Oct. 21 in Ontario.
According to legislative staff, the committee members plan to examine various proposals to fund transportation infrastructure, with an emphasis on repairing California’s deteriorated highways, streets, and roads. Gov. Jerry Brown’s Administration will present its funding proposal and the Legislative Analyst’s Office will describe and compare this and other proposals. Witnesses representing local government, labor and business will provide testimony. 
Both written and verbal public testimony will be accepted at the hearings, and cities are encouraged to stress the importance of a proposal that includes both additional revenues for the local streets and roads system and reform proposals. As with most conference committees, negotiations will continue between the conferees after the hearings. This may be the best opportunity for public input before the Legislature comes to an agreement.
Hearing details are as follows:
Friday, Oct. 16
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
State Capitol, Room 4202
Sacramento, CA 95814
Wednesday, Oct. 21
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ontario City Hall
City Council Chambers
303 East “B” Street
Ontario, CA 91764
The conference committee was announced shortly after the end of the regular session in September.
The League remains committed to advocating for additional funding and streamlining measures to address the 10-year, $78 billion funding shortfall for the local streets and roads system. The League is a member of Fix Our Roads, a broad coalition of local government, labor, and business stakeholders working toward an agreement.

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