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Fight Misguided Effort that Jeopardizes Over 5,000 Road Projects Statewide, Puts Californians’ Safety at Risk

June 8, 2018
The June 5 Proposition 69 victory to prohibit the Legislature from diverting SB 1 revenues for non-transportation purposes was just the start of a larger campaign to protect those funds. 
 
In November, voters will likely see an ill-conceived ballot measure that would eliminate billions of dollars of transportation funds by repealing SB 1. More than 5,000 transportation improvement projects are at risk of being halted. This would threaten driver and pedestrian safety, increase traffic congestion, cost jobs and hurt taxpayers.
 
Voters overwhelmingly passed Prop. 69, sending a strong signal that they want their transportation dollars going only to fund transportation projects. They imposed stronger accountability projections to transportation funds at a time when Californians have clearly communicated that fixing their crumbling roads is a top priority. Those behind this effort to repeal transportation funding and eliminate thousands of road improvement projects do not have the best interests of Californians in mind.
 
The League and the other members of the Coalition to Protect Local Transportation Improvements is committed to making sure that Californians do not lose the $5 billion annually going to fix the state’s streets, roads, bridges, freeways and transit system.
 
Learn more about this dangerous measure on the coalition website.


 
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