Assembly Speaker Urges Passage of Road Repair and Transportation Funding Bill

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

(Sacramento) - Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) joined Gov. Jerry Brown and leaders from California’s business and labor communities to urge legislators pass Senate Bill 1, the landmark transportation investment package to fix our roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California and put more dollars toward transit and safety.

“Better roads, good jobs, shorter commutes, and fewer car repairs – that’s what our plan does,” Rendon said. “That’s why our plan deserves the vote of every legislator.”

The $5 billion-a-year program will save most drivers around $600 a year and comes with strict new accountability provisions to ensure funds can only be spent on transportation.

“With our plan, we can move, we can save, and we can protect,” Rendon added. “This plan saves commuters time, saves on repair costs, and moves tens of thousands of Californians into good jobs that have spinoff benefits in local communities.”

The Legislature is expected to vote on the measure tomorrow, April 6, 2017.

Website of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon: speaker.asmdc.org

Rally for Passage of Road Repair and Accountability Act

(Sacramento) - Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) joined Gov. Jerry Brown and leaders from California’s business and labor communities to urge legislators pass Senate Bill 1, the landmark transportation investment package to fix our roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California and put more dollars toward transit and safety. “We can choose to do nothing, and see more deterioration, more time lost in traffic, and more damage to cars, or we can choose to advance this compromise solution that fixes California’s broken transportation system in a way where drivers will actually end up paying less for a better quality of life,” said Speaker Rendon. Here’s more from the rally in this Assembly Access video.

Below are links to audio of from today’s transportation package rally:

Remarks from Speaker Anthony Rendon at the transportation package rally. (3:33)

Speaker Rendon says the Road Repair and Accountability Act will get people home to their families, create jobs and make the roads safer. (:32)

Speaker Rendon says this transportation investment package is designed to make sure the money is spent on roads and other transportation infrastructure. (:15)

Remarks from Assemblymember Jim Frazier, Chair of Assembly Transportation Committee, at the transportation package rally. (2:10)

Entire, unedited audio of the transportation rally. (42:02)

Transportation Rally Speakers (in order of appearance):

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg
State Senator Jim Beall – author of SB 1
Silicon Valley Leadership Council CEO Carl Guardino
Walnut Creek City Councilmember Cindy Silva
Assemblymember Jim Frazier, Chair of Assembly Transportation Committee
CA Transportation Commission Bobby Alvarado
Amador County Supervisor Richard Forster
CA State Council of Laborers Jose Mejia
San Jose business owner Ray Ruiz
Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna
Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León
Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon
Governor Jerry Brown

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