ECA Newsletter 4-30-18
Election Day is June 5, 2018
The ECA Recommends:
State Proposition Prop 69-YES-Prevents spending of Senate Bill 1 revenues from fuel excise taxes on anything but transportation funding. No cost.
County Measure Regional Measure 3-YES-Raises bridge tolls on 7 of the Bay Area bridges (not the Golden Gate Bridge) to pay for transportation projects. Sonoma County pays approximately 2% of the bridge tolls and would get 4% of the benefits from projects in our region. Cost-bridge tolls would go up $2 every 3 years for a 10-year period. $4.5 Billion raised to be spent on Highway 37, Highway 101, SMART and other benefits to our Members and our residents in Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendo Counties.
To see what projects would be funded County by County by Regional Measure 3, click on this link-
Thank you to President Brett Wilmes and our 2018 Board of Directors in voting to sponsor the April 11 Town Hall meeting where the Commissioners of the California Transportation Commission came to Santa Rosa and heard from “yours truly” and others on why they need to support funding of the Highway 101 widening completion. The Commissioners not only held their meeting here, but Suzanne Smith and elected were able to tour the Highway 101 construction, see for themselves the completed projects on Highway 101, and see what impact funding the last $121 million would have on the North Bay commute to the Bay Area.
Great teamwork and leadership of Suzanne Smith and our local elected in supporting the CTC decision to recommend funding of our Highway 101 Narrows project through the “Congested Corridors Program” created by SB-1. This is a huge step for Marin and Sonoma Counties and their abilities to complete the widening and HOV Lane construction from Windsor through Marin County. David Rabbitt, Mark McGuire, Marc Levine, Bill Dodd, and Jake Mackenzie deserve special “shout outs” for their continued support of seeking funding to complete this important roadway improvement project in the North Bay. To read the Memo and see the other projects on the list that recommends their funding, click here-
Once again-if you needed to find a reason to belong to the ECA, just look at the results of Highway 101 and the Leadership role the ECA played in getting us to this point. The completion of Highway 101 widening and HOV Lane construction is within reach!! Thanks for all your support ECA Members!
That’s All Folks-