Goleta to Repave Cathedral Oaks

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Source: City of Goleta

In the May 2018 issue of the Monarch Press we provided information on California Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) which was signed into law in April 2017. SB 1 provides funding for road improvements, filling potholes, repairing local streets, freeways and overpasses, and investing in public transportation throughout California communities. The funds come through dollars generated through an additional tax at the gas pump.

The City is excited about our first project using SB 1 funds, the Cathedral Oaks Pavement Rehabilitation project, which is scheduled to begin in late fall / early winter and be completed by spring 2019. This funding may be jeopardized by Proposition 6 (the Voter Approval for Future Gas and Vehicle Taxes and 2017 Tax Repeal Initiative) on the November ballot. If Prop 6 passes, cities will no longer receive the funding they expected from SB 1 and will not be able to make their anticipated road improvements. Prop 6 will eliminate more than $5 billion annually in existing transportation funds and jeopardize more than 6,500 bridge and road safety, transportation and public transit improvement projects currently underway in California.

Learn more about SB 1 at http://rebuildingca.ca.gov/ and Prop 6 at www.cacities.org

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a-1545218756 Oct 13, 2018 11:42 AM
Goleta to Repave Cathedral Oaks

So roads were built and there was never before money set aside to repair them? This is a total charade and approving more taxes on yourself falls right into the hands of those who are busy raiding the coffers.

Concerned4Calif Oct 13, 2018 10:07 AM
Goleta to Repave Cathedral Oaks

You should vote NO on Proposition 6 and every other proposition too. It’s a bad way to make law. Initiatives are written by special interest groups with no public debate or input from the opposing viewpoints. Often initiatives grant powers to individuals and groups that have no political accountability as they do not run for office and cannot be recalled. They can only be “fixed” with another initiative. Initiative proponents are not subject to ethical or disclosure requirement so voters have no reliable source of information and are left with TV sound bites to evaluate the proposal. The best laws are ones that require both sides of aisle to craft balanced legislation that is good for the state and the all of the citizens and not special interest groups. If it is a good idea then both parties can easily support it. Here is a article if you want to read more. http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-brill-proposition-8-standing-initiatives-20140427-story.html

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