CSAC Applauds Passage of SB1
Includes $1.5 Billion a Year to Fix Local Streets and Roads
Contact: Gregg Fishman, Communications Coordinator
916-327-7500, ext. 516 916-342-9508 mobile
April 6, 2017
We are extremely pleased that the Legislature voted to pass SB 1 today, along with the companion measure, ACA 5 to constitutionally protect transportation revenues. The poor condition of our freeways, streets, roads and bridges is undisputed. SB 1 will provide $5.2 billion a year for a critical transportation infrastructure projects across California. Local governments will receive $1.5 billion dollars to begin fixing our streets and roads. This will allow us to adopt a “fix it first” approach to road maintenance that will save the public money in the long run.
Local governments will receive $1.5 billion dollars to begin fixing our streets and roads. This will allow us to employ a “fix it first” program that will save the public money in the long run.
We applaud the Governor, Legislative Leaders, Senator Jim Beall and Assemblyman Jim Frazier for their extraordinary efforts to ensure the public understands the importance of this measure, the value it provides to taxpayers, the reforms it makes in transportation, and the protections it provides to ensure that these investments are dedicated for transportation purposes. We are ready to put these funds to work improving our vital transportation infrastructure, saving taxpayers money in the future, improving public safety and boosting our economy.
The California State Association of Counties is the voice of California’s 58 counties at the state and federal level.