The following statement can be attributed to League Executive Director Carolyn Coleman:
“The Senate and Assembly today made a historic investment in California’s state and local roadways, an investment that would not have happened without the leadership of Gov. Jerry Brown, Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Sen. Jim Beall and Assembly Member Jim Frazier, chairs of their respective houses’ transportation committees, and the legislators who voted in support of SB 1 and ACA 5. Every California city will benefit from the additional revenues that will be generated by SB 1 for local streets and roads, and with ACA 5, the revenue raised can only be used for transportation. Partnering with transportation advocates, our local government colleagues and legislators, we have worked hard to see a pragmatic transportation funding package passed. Now that it has passed, the work continues throughout California. Our cities are ready to get to work, repairing and maintaining our streets. This transportation package will ensure the safety of our residents, create jobs, support the economy and continue California’s tradition of making smart investments on behalf of the people of this great state.”
Established in 1898, the League of California Cities is a nonprofit statewide association that advocates for cities with the state and federal governments and provides education and training services to elected and appointed city officials.