Writing to the local paper, TAMC Exec Debbie Hale does the right thing by publicly thanking her state Legislators for their histroric vote on SB 1.
CALCOG and SHCC joined to support long-term transportation reform and funding packages that contain new revenues to make road safety improvements, fill potholes, and repair streets, highways, and bridges.
Where is all the Oleander? Part of the answer is Proposition 1B that set aside $1 billion for Highway 99. Overall, the program "over delivered" by completing 17 projects instead of 13. That is more projects in less time and under budget. That is a good story.
In 2016, fourteen local transportation "special" sales tax measures went on county ballots that required a two-thirds majority to pass. Thirteen of them received a super-majority approval rate of 55%. But only six passed.