Sacramento is Broken – For years our local representatives have made a strong case in and to Sacramento to help fix our deteriorating infrastructure, but the fact is that it hasn’t worked and our road funds have dwindled. A new gas tax was recently passed and that may assist with some existing needed repairs, however, larger counties and special projects will likely continue to get a majority of the funds. Local involvement and education about this process is important, including what it means to be a “self-help” county.
Local Priorities and Accountability – San Luis Obispo is a unique county, a mix of rural, suburban and more urban. Any future countywide transportation funding plan can be locally managed plan and provide benefits to all parts of the county.