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Sacramento Rally set for May 19 to Stress the Immediate Need for Transportation Funding

City officials encouraged to attend

May 2, 2016
City officials are encouraged to join the League of California Cities® and the Fix Our Roads Coalition, along with hundreds of local elected officials, business, and labor leaders on May 19 for a rally and press conference urging Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature’s immediate support for a transportation funding and reform package.
 
The event will be held from 9–11a.m. on the south steps of the State Capitol.
 
A strong showing of public support for transportation will demonstrate to the Legislature and Governor the need for immediate action to fix and maintain local streets and roads and help make transportation a priority during critical budget negotiations. 
 
City officials are encouraged to share the event flyer with their larger networks.
 
The coalition comprises the League, the California State Association of Counties, and the California Alliance for Jobs and representatives from local government, labor, business and transportation.
 
California motorists today annually spend $762 just to fix repairs caused by poor road conditions. The deferred maintenance on the state highway system is pegged at $59 billion. The funding shortfall to maintain the existing local streets and roads system is $78 billion.
 
Transportation funding continues to be one of the League’s top priorities this year in the Legislature. The League maintains a Hot Issues webpage, www.cacities.org/transportationfunding, on the organization’s website where members can find related resources and new information as it becomes available.

For questions, please contact Meghan Callahan at (916) 443-0872.


 
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