Transportation Funding Moves Forward in California

Friday, April 7, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) cast her vote in support of SB 1, legislation which will fund transportation-related projects in California. "The passage of SB1 is truly monumental. While it was a difficult vote to take for many members, there is no question that our roads are failing and full of potholes, and our bridges are in desperate need of repairs", said Assemblymember Anna Caballero. "SB1 will bring millions of dollars to all of our cities and counties and bring hundreds of good paying jobs to our district to fix much needed infrastructure."

Supporters of the bill include the cities of Gilroy, Gonzales, King City, Morgan Hill, Salinas, Soledad, Monterey County Board of Supervisors, Santa Clara Board of Supervisors, Council of San Benito County Governments, Monterey Salinas Transit, Garden City Sanitation Inc., Mission Trail West Systems, Transportation Agency for Monterey County, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Grower-Shipper Association of Central California, and Monterey Bay Central Labor Council. "This bill tackles one of the biggest issues in California. Transportation funding will enhance our state's infrastructure and will help move our state's economy forward," said Cesar Lara, Director of Monterey Bay Central Labor Council.

SB 1 funds will be used for existing road repairs, bridge repair and maintenance, transit operations, capital improvements, congested commute corridors, trade corridors, and freeway service patrols. The 30th district will expect to see additional annual allocations of approximately $18.4 million (Monterey County), $3.5 million (San Benito County), $62.1 million (Santa Clara County), and $12.4 million (Santa Cruz County) – all of which will greatly benefit the 30th district.

Assemblymember Anna Caballero is the Chair of the Agriculture committee, of the California State Assembly. She represents the 30th District, composed of the Salinas Valley, parts of Monterey and San Benito counties, South Santa Clara County, and the city of Watsonville.