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STA Governing Board – November 9, 2020


>>GOOD AFTERNOON. I WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME YOU ALL TO SACRAMENTO TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AND SACRAMENTO ABANDONED VEHICLE SERVICES AUTHORITY FOR JANUARY 9 MADAM CLERK THE ROLL PLEASE.>>YES, GOOD AFTERNOON. SUPERVISOR CARR.>>(INAUDIBLE).>>FROST.>>HERE.>>GARRETT GATEWOOD.>>GUERRA.>>HERE.>>HANSEN.>>HERE.>>HARRIS.>>HOWELL HERE.>>KENNEDY HERE.>>SANDHU.>>HERE.>>MILLER.>>HERE.>>SCHENIRER.>>HERE, SUEN.>>PETERS.>>HERE.>>THANK YOU, YOU HAVE A QUORUM.>>RISE FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, PLEASE.>>I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.>>WOULD YOU LIKE TO READ THE STATEMENT.>>YES, THIS MEETING OF SACRAMENTO TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY IS CABLECAST LIVE ON METRO CABLE 14, THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS CHANNEL ON THE COMCAST CONSOLIDATED COMMUNICATIONS AND AT&T U-VERSE CABLE SYSTEMS. THE MEETING IS CLOSED CAPTIONED AND WEBCAST AT W. W.SACK METRO CABLE TV. MEETING REPLAYS SUNDAY JANUARY 12 AT 2 AND MONDAY JANUARY 13th AT 2 ON CHANNEL 14. MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD MAY SIGN UP USING SPEAKER SLIPS LOCATED IN THE BACK OF THE ROOM AND HAND TO IT THE CLERK. PLEASE SPEAK INTO MICROPHONE WHEN ADDRESSING THE BOARD AND STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD.>>OKAY. THANK YOU. ITEM NUMBER.>>ITEM ONE COMMENTS FROM PUBLIC REGARDING MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA.>>ONE SPEAKER, JEFFERY TARDAGUILA.>>CHAIRMAN PETERS, BOARD, I WANT TO REMIND YOU OF WHAT HAPPENED FOUR YEARS AGO. BECAUSE FOUR YEARS AGO, HERE WE ARE LOOKING AT A TRANSPORTATION TAX. WHAT I ALSO FIND IS THAT YOU GOT PEOPLE BEHIND YOU RIGHT NOW THAT ARE WANTING TO SUPPORT YOU IN THIS. WHAT I HAVE SAID TO HENRY, THIS IS NOT ENOUGH MONEY FOR THE TRANSPORTATION NEEDS. SO, YOU NEED TO FIGURE OUT HOW DO YOU ADDRESS TRANSPORTATION NEEDS AND WHAT I WILL SAY THIS TIME, I GUESS I’M NOT ONLY GOING TO TALK THE TALK BUT WALK THE WALK AND THAT MEANS, PEOPLE, GETTING OUT THERE AND TALKING TO DRIVERS, WHY THEY NEED A PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TAX. BUT I NOTE, AND YOU AS BOARD MEMBERS SHOULD ASK THIS QUESTION: HOW MANY ON YOUR CONSULTANT ASKED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION QUESTIONS. I HAVE TALKED WITH THREE OF YOUR INTERVIEWEES ON THERE AND THEY FOUND THAT THE PEOPLE JUST LAUGHED WHEN DEALING WITH PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. SO YOU NEED TO EXPLAIN IN THIS TIME OF PUBLIC EDUCATION WHY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION NEEDS TO BE SUPPORTED. AND I DON’T THINK THAT YOU YET AT THE STA HAVE MADE THAT ABSOLUTELY TOTALLY CLEAR. YOU SEEM TO BE SPENDING MEASURE A MONEY AND YOU HAVE PILOT PROJECTS OUT NOW FOR TWO YEARS THAT HAVE YOU EVEN HAD A REPORT BACK? THIS IS DEALING WITH THE DISCOVERY OF THE 1 MILLION THAT YOU HAD THAT FOR 8 YEARS WAS BEING COLLECTED. AND PRINCIPALLY RT IS SPENDING IT BUT HAVE YOU HAD A REPORT BACK OF WHAT WERE THE REASONS WHY YOU DID NOT GET H TO CHANGE VENDORS AND THIS YEAR GOING TO NEW VIA AS VENDING SERVICE FOR THE NEW SERVICES. I HAVE DISCOVERED SEVERAL PROBLEMS WITH THAT. WHICH I WILL TALK WITH HENRY, WHEN HENRY WANTS TO TALK WITH ME.>>THANK YOU. I DON’T HAVE ANY OTHER OFF AGENDA SPEAKERS. I DO WANT TO TAKE THIS MOMENT TO I’M SURE MANY IF NOT ALL OF YOU WERE HERE AT THE LAST MEETING WHERE WE DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH TIME FOR PUBLIC SPEAKING. I PROMISED YOU WOULD BE FIRST ON THE AGENDA. SO WE WILL DO CONSENT AND THEN TO GO THE 30 PLUS PEOPLE WHO SIGNED UP LAST MONTH TO SPEAK AND THEN ADD ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS WHO CAME IN TODAY THAT WERE NOT HERE THIS MONTHS BEFORE SO YOU KNOW WHAT WE ARE UP TO HERE. SO MADAM CLERK?>>NEXT ITEM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT.>>THANK YOU MADAM CHAIR AND MEMBERS. THIS IS MY FIRST FULL MEETING. I DON’T HAVE NORM TO LEAN ON ANYMORE, SO I HOPE THAT EVERYTHING GOES WELL. TO THE POINT JUST MADE BY THE CHAIR, YOU HAVE A WRITTEN REPORT OF ITEMS THAT I WANTED TO BRING TO YOUR ATTENTION. SO I WILL SKIM THROUGH THESE QUICKLY SO THAT WE CAN GET TO THE INPUT IN SHORT ORDER. WE HAVE SEEN SOME BOND, CAPITAL PROGRAM SAVINGS BY VIRTUE OF RENEGOTIATING AND THANKS TO OUR STAFF WHO WERE ABLE TO GAIN SAVINGS BY SOME FEE REDUCTIONS –>>WILL, JUST SINCE IT IS YOUR FIRST MEETING YOU WOULDN’T KNOW THIS, YOU HAVE TO LEAN FORWARD, LEAN IN TO THAT MICROPHONE.>>LEAN IN.>>THERE WE GO. NOW WE CAN HEAR YOU.>>ALL RIGHT. SO WE — THANKS TO STAFF BEEN ABLE TO DO RENEGOTIATIONS WITH COME OF OUR BOND FOLKS THAT WILL RESULT IN SAVINGS OF 90,000 PER YEAR. AND THAT STARTS THIS MONTH AND SAVINGS WILL STAY IN THE MEASURE A CAPITAL PROGRAM AND USED TO FUND PROJECTS. THE INDEPENDENT TAXPAYER OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MET ON DECEMBER 19th. THEY APPROVED CALENDAR FOR THE 2020 YEAR. AND WOULDN’T YOU KNOW THE MEETING THAT WAS SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 16th IS CANCELLED BECAUSE WE DON’T HAVE ANY NEW BUSINESS FOR THEM TO TAKE UP. WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH A NUMBER OF THE OTHER SELF HELP COUNTIES IN CALIFORNIA REGARDING THE SB-1 LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM. THERE WAS MUCH CONCERN ABOUT THE APPLICATION DEADLINE. WE WERE SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING THAT MOVED SLIGHTLY BACK WHICH GIVES US MORE TIME, BUT WE WILL STAY ON A VERY ACTIVE SCHEDULE TO MAKE SURE THAT SACRAMENTO COUNTY IS IN LINE FOR ANY OF THOSE FUNDS. LOOKING AHEAD IT IS ALSO A SECTION OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT, WE HAVE A NEW SCHEDULE THAT WE ARE ASKING YOU TO APPROVE, TO GO OVER IN MORE DETAIL. ESSENTIALLY THIS LAYS OUT ALL OF THE ITEMS THROUGH MAY, RELATIVE TO THE ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE AND EXPENDITURE PLAN FOR A NEW PROGRAM. AND THE OTHER, SOME OF THE OTHER ACTIVITIES THAT WE WILL BE PROPOSING TO TAKE OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS. MADAM CHAIR, THAT COMPLETES MY REPORT, HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.>>ANY QUESTIONS FOR THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR? OKAY.>>NEXT ITEM CONSENT ITEMS, MATTERS 3 AND 4 BEFORE YOU FOR APPROVAL.>>REQUEST TO SPEAK ON ITEM 4. SO WE WILL TAKE ACTION 3 WHICH IS ACTION SUMMARY.>>YES, MA’AM.>>ALL THOSE IN FAVOR?>>AYE.>>NOS OR ABSTENTIONS? DO WE HAVE THE NAMES?>>YES, MA’AM.>>TO GO THE SCREEN NEXT TIME.>>MR. KEMPTON, NO I DON’T WANT TO DO IT AGAIN, MR. KEMPTON, WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE A BRIEF DISCUSSION OF ITEM 4 SINCE WE HAVE A SPEAKER?>>THERE IS A REQUIREMENT IN THE EXISTING MEASURE A ORDINANCE FOR A 10-YEAR REVIEW OF THE PLAN. INCIDENTALLY, THAT REQUIREMENT IS ALSO INCLUDED IN THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE THAT WE ARE PUTTING BEFORE YOU. AND WE BEGAN THAT EFFORT IN NOVEMBER, WITH THE PRESENTATION OF THE ANNUAL REPORT WHICH OUTLINES ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE EXISTING MEASURE OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS. IT SEEMS TO STAFF THAT — AND WE HAVE TALKED WITH SEVERAL OF THE MEMBERS AS WELL, THAT FOR US TO GO THROUGH THIS 10-YEAR EXERCISE, 10-YEAR REVIEW EXERCISE, AT THE SAME TIME WE ARE PUTTING TOGETHER A NEW EXPENDITURE PLAN AND ASKING FOR INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC WITH RESPECT TO PROPOSED AMENDMENTS OR MODIFICATIONS, COULD BE VERY CONFUSING. AND SO WE THINK THERE IS ALSO AN ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE THE ANY CHANGES THAT MIGHT BE PROPOSED AS PART OF THE 10-YEAR REVIEW FOR THE EXISTING MEASURE COMPLIMENTARY TO THE NEW MEASURE SHOULD WE DECIDE TO GO FORWARD AND ACTUALLY HAVE THE VOTERS APPROVE THAT. AND WE ALSO WOULD MISS AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE THE TWO MEASURES MORE COMPATIBLE AND FOR THOSE REASONS WE ARE ASKING THAT THE REVIEW BE CONTINUED UNTIL THE DECISION IS MADE AS TO WHETHER WE GO FORWARD OR UNTIL AFTER THE MEASURE IS SAY PROVED BY THE VOTERS AT WHICH TIME WE WOULD REKNEW THAT EFFORT AND COMPLETE THE REVIEW BY JUNE 30th OF 2021.>>THANK YOU. RENNA ABBOTT.>>JENNA ABBOTT.>>I PUT DOWN THE WRONG NUMBER TOTAL MEACULPA.>>HERE IN SUPPORT OF ONE OF THE MEASURES.>>ITEM 5.>>YES.>>OKAY. COULD WE INCLUDE ITEM 3. DY NOT ASK FOR MOTION.>>FOR ALL CONSENT 3 AND 4.>>MOVED?>>SECOND?>>SECOND.>>PLEASE VOTE.>>OKAY. NEXT ITEM.>>NEXT ITEM IS 5 MEASURE A TRANSPORTATION EXPENDITURE PLAN DEVELOPMENT CONTINUE FROM DECEMBER 12, TO 19 ITEM 6.>>NUMBER 6 OR 5.>>FROM DECEMBER 12 IT WAS ITEM 6.>>OKAY. WE HAVE A FEW PEOPLE WE HAVE 2 MINUTES A PIECE AND I BELIEVE METRO CABLE HAS A PRESENTATION ON THIS?>>YES.>>GOOD AFTERNOON CHAIR PETERS AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. WELCOME BACK SUPERVISOR SERNA AND THANKS WILL KEMPTON, STEVE COHEN ON BEHALF OF THE SMART SAC MOVES COALITION AND THANKS FOR ADJUSTING THE SCHEDULE TO ALLOW GREATER PUBLIC INPUT. WE SUPPORT THE MEASURE THAT INCORPORATES PROGRAM REVIEW EVERY 10 YEARS, THINK THAT IS A GOOD MOVE. OF COURSE WE BELIEVE THAT WE SHARE COMMON VISION THAT THE COUNTY SHOULD HAVE A SEAMLESS TRANSPORTATION OFFERING WIDE RANGE OF ACCESSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE CHOICES. YOU WILL SEE A LOT OF SIMILARITY BETWEEN THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES THAT WE ARE PROPOSING AND THE STAFF’S. THERE IS ONE THING ABOUT TRAFFIC CONGESTION THAT I WANT TO POINT OUT. PEOPLE OFTEN CONFUSE CONGESTION RELIEF WITH BUILDING MORE FREEWAY LANES AND INTERCHANGES. AND STUDIES ACTUALLY SHOW FOR EVERY 1% INCREASE IN TRANSIT FUNDING, YOU GET FIVE TIMES MORE PEAK CONGESTION FOR THE SAME AMOUNT OF MONEY SPENT ON HIGHWAYS. SO WE SHOULD TRANSITION TO COORDINATED MULTIMODAL SYSTEM TO REMOVE BOTTLENECKS AND — MOVE MORE PEOPLE WITH FEWER CARS. NEXT SLIDE SHOWS GRAPHICALLY HOW WE PROPOSE SPLITTING THE PIE. BASICALLY 50/50 BETWEEN TRANSIT AND ROADS. NOW, BEAR IN MIND THAT THE EXISTING HALF IS WEIGHTED MORE HEAVILY TWO-THIRDS TOWARDS ROADS F THAT WERE TO SAY WOULD YOU HAVE 60% TOWARDS ROADS. BUT WE APPRECIATE THAT THERE MAY BE REVIEW OF THAT AS WELL. HERE IS BASICALLY A COMPARISON OF THE COALITION PROPOSAL VERSUS THE STAT. IN A NUTSHELL THE ONLY BIG DIFFERENCE IS TAKING 8% FROM HIGHWAYS, PUTTING IT TOWARDS TRANSIT. THAT IS A DETAIL. AND THEN OF COURSE WE ALSO ARE PROPOSING THAT ALL PROJECTS COMPLY WITH POLICIES. NOW WE HAVE SET FORTH SOME THAT WE BELIEVE ARE BASED ON BEST PRACTICES, FROM OTHER MEASURES BUT WE WELCOME THE BOARD’S IDEAS ON THAT AS WELL AND WITH THAT I WILL TURN IT OVER TO JENNIFER FINTON.>>GOOD AFTERNOON CHAIR PETERS AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD JENNIFER TENTIN WITH BREATHE CALIFORNIA, SACRAMENTO REGION. MY PART TODAY IS TO STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF SB-743 AS IT RELATES TO THIS MEASURE DEVELOPMENT. SO SB 743 WAS — MANDATES THAT THE OFFICE OF PLANNING AND RESEARCH, OPR DEVELOP TRANSPORTATION IMPACT METHODOLOGY TO REPLACE TRADITIONAL AUTO ONLY LEVEL OF SERVICE ANALYSIS. SO THE GUIDELINES FOR THE NEW MULTIMODAL METHODOLOGY WERE ADOPTED BY THE STATE IN 2018 AND THIS YEAR ALL LAND USE AND TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS MUST BE ANALYZED THROUGH THE LENS OF MOVING PEOPLE NOT VEHICLES. UNDER THE NEW CEQA GUIDELINES JURISDICTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO ADOPT THEIR OWN THRESHOLDS OF SIGNIFICANCE FOR VMT AND METHODS FOR MITIGATING IMPACTS. AFTER STUDY AND ANALYSIS OPR RECOMMENDS ALL PROJECTS MUST DEMONSTRATE OR MITIGATE TO NO NET PER CAPITA VMT CAP TAU INCREASE. ALL PROPOSED EXPENDITURES FLEXIBLE OR FIXED SHOULD BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PUBLIC VMT IMPACT ANALYSIS AND PERIODIC REVIEW TO ENSURE CUMULATIVE NO NET VMT STANDARD IS BEING MET. COUNTY WIDE PROTOCOLS SHOULD BE IDENTIFIED TO DEVELOP AND IDENTIFY VMT MITT GAINING PROJECTS. IN DEVELOPING AN ADVANCED PROGRAM MANY EXAMPLES EXIST ON PRESERVATION AND HABITAT ENHANCEMENT ACTIONS THAT WOULD ADDRESS VARIOUS CONSERVATION ELEMENTS IN THE COUNTY SPECIFICALLY REQUIRED UNDER CEQA. MORE DETAILS ON THE MITIGATION REQUIREMENTS FOR VMT AND ADVANCED MITIGATION PROGRAM CAN BE FOUND IN THE TRANSPORTATION EXPENDITURE DRAFT PLAN THAT WE eMAILED YESTERDAY. WITH THAT I’M HANDING IT TO –>>THANK YOU, RALPH?>>RALPH, THANK YOU.>>HELLO EVERYONE, TALK ABOUT GROWTH MANAGEMENT POLICY THAT WE ARE PROPOSING. AND WE HAVE A SLIDE UP HERE ON THAT. THINGS HAVE CHANGED A LOT OVER THE YEARS. COME TO SEE HOW CLIMATE CHANGE IS VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE FOR US TO ADDRESS IN THIS ROOM. A FEW MONTHS AGO AT THE CLIMATE COMMISSION HEARD PG&E SAY THAT IN RECOGNITION OF THAT THEY WON’T HAVE ANYMORE NATURAL GAS LINES GOING FURTHER OUT THAN THEY CURRENTLY ARE. WE DO NEED GROWTH MANAGEMENT POLICY. WE NEED TO HAVE THE GROWTH MAINLY TOWARD BUILT AREAS ALREADY RATHER THAN GREEN FIELDS. IT IS HARD TO JUSTIFY NEW ROADS OUT TO GREEN FIELDS WHEN WE HAVE A GREAT NEED FOR FIXING THE ROADS HERE AND HAVING PUBLIC TRANSIT AND ALTERNATIVES TO PUTTING UP MORE POLLUTANTS AND TO THE — IN TO THE AIR FOR CLIMATE CHANGE AND PUBLIC HEALTH. SO WE ARE PROPOSING HERE THAT — THAT STA SHOULD NOT FUND PROJECTS THAT WOULD CAUSE EXTENSION BEYOND SERVICE BOUNDARY APPROVED BY COUNTY BOARD BACK IN THE NINETIES AND ALSO THAT AS OTHER JURISDICTIONS AROUND THE STATE HAVE DONE THAT EACH JURISDICTION IN THE COUNTY SHOULD ADOPT AND MAINTAIN A GROWTH MANAGEMENT PLAN TO SHOW HOW THEY WILL BE THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF GROWTH IN DEVELOPED AREAS RATHER THAN GREEN FIELDS. SO THAT IS WHAT I HAVE TO SAY, WE NEED TO HAVE MORE SUPPORTIVE IN-FILL DEVELOPMENT IN EXISTING URBAN AREAS AND REINVESTMENT AND SUPPORTING EXISTING TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM, WHERE THE FOCUS NEEDS TO BE. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. GLENDA MARSH.>>THANK YOU BOARD, GLENDA MARSH WITH SACRAMENTO METRO ADVOCATES FOR RAIL AND TRANSIT. SO WITH THE NEXT SLIDE OUR OTHER KEY POLICY THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE ADOPTED –>>I THINK YOU HAVE CONTROL OF THE SLIDES.>>SORRY. THANK YOU.>>THERE WE GO.>>WHOOPS. THE OTHER ONE. WELL-WORN ONE. OKAY. SO WE ALSO ARE ADVOCATING FOR A SPECIFIC PUBLIC TRANSIT AND RAIL POLICY AND THAT IS MEANT TO HELP GIVE GUIDELINES AS WELL AS PRIORITY FOR INTEGRATING TRANSIT INTO EVERYTHING THAT WE DO. BECAUSE IT IS SUCH A HUGE PLAYER WHEN IT COMES TO REDUCING CONGESTION AND MOVING LOTS OF PEOPLE AROUND AND DOING IT EFFICIENTLY AND AFFORDABLY IT HAS SO MANY BENEFITS, INSTEAD OF TRANSIT BEING AN AFTER THOUGHT IT SHOULD BE THOUGHT OF FIRST WHENEVER ANY STREET OR ROAD IS BEING WORKED ON IN ANY PART OF THE COMMUNITY TO SEE HOW BIKE PEDESTRIAN AND TRANSIT FACILITIES CAN BE INTEGRATED. SO CONTRARY TO WHAT SOME THINK, OUR POLICY TO SUPPORT TRANSIT IS NOT A TRANSIT VERSUS ROADS DICHOTOMY, ROADS ARE OBVIOUSLY VERY IMPORTANT FOR GETTING THE PEOPLE TO TRANSIT AND ALSO FOR TRANSIT TO OPERATE ON, WHAT WE CLEARLY ARE ADVOCATING FOR IS AN INTEGRATED SYSTEM WHERE WE ARE THINKING FIRST ABOUT HOW TRANSIT HELPS US TO MOVE PEOPLE THE MOST EFFICIENTLY OF JUST ABOUT ANYTHING YOU CAN THINK OF AND HOW ARE WE GAINING THE FULL BENEFITS. WE DON’T WANT TO LEAVE BENEFITS OF THIS MODE ON THE TABLE. SO WE ARE ADVOCATING FOR A TRANSIT FIRST POLICY SO WE ARE THINKING ABOUT THOSE THINGS. ON THIS SLIDE THERE ARE ELEMENTS OF THE POLICY POINTS, TYPES OF POLICIES THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE DISCUSSED AND CONSIDERED. SO THERE YOU HAVE IT. THANK YOU.>>THANKS VERY MUCH SUE.>>GOOD AFTERNOON SUE IS MY NAME. AND LONG-TIME CITY RESIDENT. HAVE BEEN AN ACTIVE VOLUNTEER FOR MANY YEARS WITH (INAUDIBLE) CALIFORNIA SACRAMENTO AND SACRAMENTO AREA BICYCLE ADVOCATES AND BEEN INVOLVED IN PROMOTING ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION FOR A LONG TIME. WE ARE RECOMMENDING THAT ALL ROADWAY PROJECTS — OH, SORRY –>>WHOOPS.>>THE OTHER BUTTON.>>THERE YOU GO.>>REGARDING COMPLETE STREETS. THAT ALL ROADWAY PROJECTS SHOULD INCORPORATE COMPLETE STREETS PRINCIPLES. IN THE PLANNING, DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE, RECONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITATION. COMPLETE STREETS ARE STREETS THAT ARE SAFE FOR EVERYONE TO USE INCLUDING PEDESTRIANS, BICYCLISTS, MOTORISTS, AND TRANSIT RIDERS OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES. AND I THINK THAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER, THAT WE WANT IT SAFE FOR OUR CHILDREN TO USE AS WELL AS OUR SENIORS. I THINK FOR TOO MANY YEARS THE FOCUS HAS BEEN ON STREETS. AND MOVING CARS AS EASILY AND QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. AND WE HAVE NEGLECTED THE IDEA THAT STREETS REALLY ARE PUBLIC SPACE. AND THAT WE ARE ALL PAYING FOR THEM AND THEY SHOULD BE SAFE FOR ALL USERS. SO WE WANT IT SAFE FOR MOTORISTS CERTAINLY, BUT FOR PEDESTRIANS FOR BICYCLISTS AND FOR EVERYONE AS I SAID, THE PRINCIPLE OF BEING SAFE FOR 8 TO 80. STA SHOULD DEVELOP PROJECT DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES INCLUDING PEER REVIEW, DESIGN STANDARDS, AND COMPLETE STREETS CHECK LIST AND CONSIDER CONTACTS FOR EACH PROJECT.>>THANK YOU. CHRIS (INAUDIBLE).>>THANK YOU CHRIS HOME WITH WALK SACRAMENTO. ROAD AND TERRIFIC, THE ROAD, TRAFFIC HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY AIMS TO ELIMINATE ROADWAY FATALITIES AND SEVERE INJURIES BY CREATING SAFER STREETS AND IMPROVE OUTCOMES FOR HEALTH BY INCREASING AIR QUALITY AND THE CENTER’S FIRST DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION REPORTED THAT ROAD TRAFFIC CRASHES ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR PEOPLE AGED 1 TO 5 54 IN U.S. BETWEEN 2008 AND 2017 PEDESTRIAN BUYS CAL FATALITIES INCREASED BY 32%. SACRAMENTO COUNTY SEEN INCREASED ROADWAY FATALITIES WITH DISPROPORTIONATE PERCENTAGE BEING PEDESTRIANS AND BICYCLISTS. THE ROAD TRAFFIC HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY TREATS INDIVIDUAL MOBILITY AND ACCESS AS FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO ATTEND SCHOOL, CONDUCT BUSINESS AND VISIT FRIENDS AND FAMILY, FREE FROM THE RISK OF FISCAL HARM DUE TO TRAFFIC AND POOR ROADS. IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS POLICY IS INTENDED TO REDUCE COMMUNITY, SOCIETAL AND ECONOMIC COSTS DUE TO LOSS OF LIFE AND INJURY, TO LESSEN CONGESTION STEMMING FROM TRAFFIC COLLISIONS, REDUCE AIR POLLUTION AND ENHANCE THE OVERALL HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE FOR RESIDENTS IN THE SACRAMENTO COUNTY. NO LOSS OF LIFE DUE TO TRAFFIC COLLISIONS AND CRASHES IS ACCEPTABLE. VISION ZERO IS AN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED MULTI DISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO ELIMINATING FATALITIES. THE SAFETY OF PEOPLE IS PLACED BEFORE THE MOVEMENT OF HAVICS IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND ENGINEERING DECISIONS. POLICY WILL REQUIRE STA TO DEVELOP AND ADOPT A ZERO VISION POLICY INCORPORATING BEST PRACTICES FOR STREET DESIGN ELEMENTS AND PROGRAMS TO MITIGATE HUMAN ERROR AND QUANTIFIABLEY IMPROVE TRAFFIC SAFETY SAFETY OF ALL USERS IN THE PLANNING AND DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF STA FUNDED PROJECTS. NOW, PLEASE WELCOME GLEN JACKSON JUNIOR.>>GLEN JACKSON JUNIOR.>>GENERAL JACKSON SEWNOR I HAVE SPOKEN BEFORE AT SACRAMENTO TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY A FEW TIMES BEFORE.>>IF YOU COULD — DON’T HOLD THE MICROPHONE STAND BETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM AND THEN WE CAN UNDERSTAND YOU BETTER. YOU NEED TO TALK INTO BOTH MICROPHONES.>>SOME BOARD MEMBERS MAY HAVE HEARD OF MY ACCIDENT, SOME MAY NOT. LAST YEAR.>>THERE YOU GO.>>I WAS COMING OHM FROM SCHOOL IN THE CROSS WALK I HAD GREEN LIGHT THE LADY LOOKED AT ME AND STILL HIT ME AND MY SCOOTER. EVER SINCE THAT DAY I BECAME A SERIOUS ADVOCATE FOR SAFETY. I HAVE TO COMMUTE EVERY DAY TOnd A FROM SCHOOL RIDE MY BIKE 20 MINUTES AND CATCH BUS 11 AND RIDE MY BIKE THE REST OF THE WAY TO SCHOOL. THIS IS SOMETHING I HAVE TO DO NOT SOMETHING WHERE I WANT TO DO. NO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION WHERE I LIVE AND SCHOOL I HAVE TO COMMUTE TO, EITHER ON THE STREETS OR IN BIKE LANES I HAVE TO WORRY IF I’M GOING TO BE HIT. ACCORDING TO WALL STREET JOURNAL SACRAMENTO IS A (INAUDIBLE) CITY FOR BICYCLISTS IN UNITED STATES. I WOULD LIKE FOR SACRAMENTO TO BE FIFTH SAFEST CITY IN THE UNITED STATES. I HOPE THAT THE BOARD MEMBERS ADOPT TRANSPORTATION PLAN THAT WILL MAKE SAFER ROUTES TO SCHOOL THAT INCLUDES SERIOUS ATTENTION TO BIKE LANES. PLEASE LISTEN TO MR. ROGER DICKINSON. THANK YOU.>>GOOD JOB. [ APPLAUSE ]>>MADAM CHAIR AND MEMBERS ROGER DICKINSON ON BEHALF OF SMART AND SAC MOVES THANKS VERY MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY THIS AFTERNOON TO DISCUSS OUR POLICY FRAMEWORK. I HOPE THAT YOU WILL TAKE A THOROUGH LOOK AT IT AS THIS IS A NARROW VERSION OF WHAT WE’RE PRESENTING. BUT I DO WANT TO PUT EMPHASIS ON THE TAXPAYER SAFE GUARDS AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY WHICH WE BELIEVE ARE CRUCIAL TO ANY SUCCESSFUL MEASURE. MORE BROADLY, THE ESSENCE OF THE MESSAGE TO YOU TODAY IS WE CANNOT GO FORWARD USING TAMP PLATE OF THE PAST. WE MUST ASSEMBLE A MEASURE WHICH WILL STAND THE TEST OF TIME OVER 40 YEARS WHICH WE KNOW WILL BRING ENORMOUS AND UNFORESEEABLE TECHNICAL, LIFESTYLE AND DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES. OUR FOCUS MUST CENTER ON HOW WE WILL SUCCESSFULLY MOVE PEOPLE AND GOODS NOT JUST IN OUR OWN JURISDICTIONS, NOT JUST IN OUR COUNTY, BUT ACROSS OUR REGION AND BEYOND. TO PRESERVE THE ENVIABLE QUALITY OF LIFE WE ENJOY WE WILL REQUIRE TRANSPORTATION NETWORK THAT SERVES A GROWING ECONOMY, A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT AND THRIVING COMMUNITIES. THE FRAMEWORK WE HAVE PRESENT SAID DESIGNED TO MEET CHALLENGES, ADOPTION AND IMPLEMENTATION WILL INCREASE MOBILITY OPTIONS, WITH TWO MODAL CHOICES, ALLOW RESIDENTS TO PURSUE HEALTHY LIFESTYLES, REDUCE FRUSTRATION OF CONGESTION, ENABLE ECONOMIC EXPANSION AND JOB CREATION AND POSITION US TO MEET CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL GOALS. WE ARE INTERCONNECTED AND INTERDEPENDENT. NONE OF US WILL ULTIMATELY SUCCEED UNTIL WE ALL SUCCEED. THEREFORE, THIS MEASURE THAT YOU ARE CONSIDERING MUST BE BUILT ON A FOUNDATION THAT INVESTS FIRST IN FIXING AND MAINTAINING OUR EXISTING NETWORK AND MAKING TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENTS IN FACILITIES AND SERVICES WHICH WILL ENHANCE TRANSPORTATION SAFETY AND CHOICES IN THE FUTURE. THANKS VERY MUCH AND I’M HAPPY TO ENTERTAIN ANY QUESTIONS.>>THANK YOU. DEBORAH BANKS.>>SHE IS NOT HERE.>>THANKS FOR SAYING THAT. THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO HAD SIGNED UP LAST MONTH SO THERE MAY BE SOME OF THEM THAT COULD NOT GET HERE THIS MONTH. SO WE WILL SEE HOW THIS GOES. BRENT BERNEGER?>>GLAD THAT I’M RIGHT AFTER ROGER IT IS HIGHER. SO GOOD AFTERNOON CHAIR PETERS MEMBERS OF THE BOARD AND PUBLIC BRENT IS MY NAME, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER FOR SACRAMENTO REGIONAL TRANSIT DISTRICT. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT. AS CAPITAL CITY IN FASTEST GROWING REGION IN THE STATE, INFLUX OF NEW PEOPLE CONSTANTLY. PART OF THE CONSIDERATION WHEN MOVING TO THE AREA IS LOOKING AT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM. LOOK AT TO IT FIND OUT IF IT MEETS THEIR NEEDS FOR COMMUTING TO WORK, GOING TO PUBLIC — GOING TO SCHOOL, MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT. THE REASON THAT SAC RT IS A GREAT INVESTMENT, UNDERGOING TRANSFORMATIONAL MAJOR CHANGES, LISTENING TO PUBLIC AND IMPLEMENTING INNOVATIVE IDEAS. IN ADDITION TO THAT WE IMPROVED FISCAL POLICY AND ANNUAL RESULTS HAVE SHOWN WE ARE STRONGER THAN EVER, TEAMS DEMONSTRATED HIGHEST LEVEL OF ACCOUNTABILITY, IMPROVED SERVICE, REDUCED FARES AND BUILT A MODEST RESERVE ALONG THE WAY, BOLSTERED PARTNERSHIPS AND RECENTLY WITH THE HELP OF THE CITIES AND THE COUNTIES AND THE COUNTY, WE HAVE LAUNCHED THE STUDENT FREE RIDE PROGRAM THAT PROGRAM HAS BEEN A GREAT SUCCESS. TO DATE, INCREASE IN RIDERSHIP FOR THAT GROUP OF POPULATION OF 70%. OUR TOTAL RIDERSHIP LAST YEAR GROWN 5% AND NOW ROUGHLY ABOUT 22 MILLION RIDES WITH THE INJECTION OF MEASURE A FUNDS, PUBLIC WILL BE GIVEN SIGNIFICANTLY MORE FREQUENCY OPTIONS AND MORE COVERAGE. THIS IS GOING TO ALLOW US TO POTENTIALLY DOUBLE OUR RIDERSHIP. WITH NEW FUNDS CURRENT TRANSPORTATION MODE SHARE MOVE FROM 2.3% TO 4%. THE INVESTMENT CAN BRING UP TO 7 BILLION LESS VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED WHILE REDUCING UP TO 160 MILLION TONNES OF GREENHOUSE GAS. TRAFFIC CONGESTION ON FREEWAYS LOCAL ROADS ARE AT CAPACITY, ONE BUS CAN TAKE 40 PEOPLE OFF THE ROAD, ONE TRAIN CAN REMOVE 600 CARS FROM THE ROAD, THIS WILL DEFINITELY IMPROVE AIR QUALITY AND CONGESTION SO PUSH FOR A CLEANER, HEALTHIER AND MORE AGENCIESIBLE SACRAMENTO REGION THREW THE SUPPORT OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. THANK YOU.>>THANKS VERY MUCH. NEIL BEST.>>THANK YOU CHAIR AND BOARD, NEIL BEST IS MY NAME, WITH BEST CONSULTING REPRESENTING CALIFORNIA MOBILITY CENTER OR THE CMC AS WE REFER TO IT. SO I JUST WANT TO OUTLINE VISION ON A BIT MORE OF A DESCRIPTION ABOUT WHAT THE CENTER IS INTENDING TO DO. SO THE VISION, THE SACRAMENTO REGION IS UNIQUE AND IT IS WHERE THE MOST INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGICAL ECONOMY IN THE WORLD MEETS LEADING GLOBAL POLICY MAKERS FOR CLEAN ENERGY AND MOBILITY. CALIFORNIA MOBILITY CENTER PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE TWO WORLDS TO COMBINE AND IN SO DOING WILL HELP TO CREATE THE BEST SOLUTIONS FOR FUTURE MOBILITY TO SOLVE THE MOST PRESSING CONCERNS AROUND CLEAN AIR, CONGESTION AND EQUITABLE MOBILITY. IT WILL PROVIDE UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO INTEGRATE LOCAL AND STATE POLICIES WITH INDUSTRY EXPERTISE EARLY IN THE INVASION CYCLE TO HELP TO DEFINE GLOBAL STANDARDS FOR FUTURE MOBILITY. CMC ALREADY HAS STRONG REGIONAL SUPPORT, NOT ONLY FROM OUR UTILITY PROVIDER SMUD BUT ALSO OUR TWO MOST PROMINENT UNIVERSITIES. AND WE EXPECT THAT REGIONAL SUPPORT WILL CONTINUE TO GROW. WE HAVE VERY POSITIVE CONVERSATIONS WITH THE COUNTY, THE CITIES INVOLVED AND LOS RIOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AS WELL AND IT REPRESENTS A TRUE REGIONAL-BACKED INITIATIVE TO PROVIDE PLATFORM TO SOLVE OUR GLOBAL PROBLEMS. CMC WILL HAVE MULTIPLE SERVICE LINES TO PORT FOR GROWING FUTURE MOBILITY ECOSYSTEM, SERVICES FOR RAPID PROTOTYPING FOR NEW HARDWARE. REAL WORLD TESTING EVs AND INFRASTRUCTURE FOR DIGITAL PLATFORM TO INTEGRATE SOFTWARE SOLUTION INTO HARD TECH. CMC WILL ACCELERATE DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCIALIZATION OF MOBILITY INNOVATIONS TO HELP TO REDUCE EMISSIONS CONGESTIONS AND MAKE THE ROAD SAFER IN GENERAL. INTENDED TO BE A MAGNET FOR ATTRACTING THOUGHT LEADERS IN MOBILITY SPACE AND CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR FUTURE WORKFORCE IN ELECTRIC AND SMART MOBILITY SOLUTIONS. LONG-TERM SUPPORT FROM MEASURE A WILL FUND OPERATIONS AND STAFFING FOR CMC NON PROFIT AND ALLOW TO IT OPERATE IN A WAY TO FOCUS IN SOLVING REAL TRANSPORTATION ISSUES.>>THANK YOU. (INAUDIBLE) BORJA? AND THEN CHRIS BROWN. APOLOGIES IF I DID NOT GET YOUR PRONUNCIATION RIGHT.>>THANK YOU APPRECIATE IT MY PARENTS GOT CREATIVE AND THEY PUT UP WITH ME SO I APPRECIATE THAT, TOO.>>MAKES YOU THINK OF THEM EVERY DAY.>>RIGHT THANKS MADAM CHAIR, BOARD MEMBERS, I WORK FOR SACRAMENTO REGIONAL TRANSIT. CLEARLY WE HAVE A VERY PASSIONATE COMMUNITY MEMBERS HERE, HAVE A VERY HARD-WORKING PUBLIC WORKS STAFF. WE ALSO HAVE COMMITTED ADVOCATES AND WE HAVE CONSULTANTS AND FOLKS FROM ALL MEASURES OF LIFE WATCHING THIS, I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT THE REAL BATTLE IS NOT THE DISCUSSION THAT WILL BE HAPPENING IN THE ROOM, WHAT IS GOING TO BE HAPPENING IS IN NOVEMBER WE NEED TO HAVE A CLEAR UNIFIED MESSAGE THAT THE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT NO MATTER WHAT WE DISCUSS HERE THAT WE ARE WILLING TO MOVE THE NEEDLE STRICTLY IN A PRAGMATIC SENSIBLE WAY THAT WOULD HOPEFULLY ADDRESS THE ISSUES THAT WE HAVE IN THE COUNTY. CLEARLY WE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH FUNDING THROUGHOUT THE STATE, LET ALONE THROUGH THE COUNTY TO ADDRESS NEEDS OF POTHOLES. SUPERVISOR NOTTOLI IN VINEYARD WHERE I LIVE AND BOARD MEMBERS AT CREDIT UNION IN RANCHO CORDOVA COUNCIL MEMBER GATEWOOD TO FRIENDS THAT LIVE IN SOUTH SACRAMENTO, COUNCIL MEMBER GUERRA, BUT WHAT WE DO HAVE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO TELL AUTHORITY THAT PRAGMATIC AND SENSIBLE APPROACH THAT GETS EVERYBODY MOVING TO THE RIGHT DIRECTION IS WHAT WE NEED TO TELL TO VOTERS THAT YES IT IS A GOOD INVESTMENT FOR YOU TO INVEST IN TRANSIT, TO IMPROVE YOUR ROADS, TO HAVE YOUR CONGESTION AND FOR THE FOLKS WHO ARE NOT ABLE TO BE HERE RIGHT NOW, THE MOMS AND DADS HAVING TO RIDE TWO BUSES, FOLKS STUCK IN TRAFFIC, 20 TO 30 MINUTE IN 99 TO 50 OR THE 80 THAT WE ARE COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THEIR LIVES AND THEIR LIVES AND THE FUTURE GENERATIONS THAT ARE NOT GOING TO BE IN HERE TO BE ABLE TO VOTE ON THAT IN NOVEMBER. I ASK YOU, THE REST OF THE CHAIR, WE ALL HAVE A DIFFERENT AND VARYING IDEAS BUT WE ARE COMMITTED TO MAKING SURE THAT WHATEVER WE PUT IN THE BALLOT THERE, THAT WE WILL BE SUPPORTIVE 110% SO THAT MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY DO UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE NOT IN THIS NOT JUST FOR NOVEMBER 2020 BUT 40 YEARS DOWN THE LINE THANKS SO MUCH AND WE APPRECIATE YOUR TIME.>>THANKS CHRIS BROWN AND THEN NATHAN DETRICK.>>GOOD AFTERNOON WITH SACRAMENTO CLIMATE COALITION. MY COMMENTS WILL BE ON TWO AREAS ONLY. I HAPPEN TO BE BY CHANCE ONE OF THE PEOPLE INTERVIEWED DURING THE POLLING PROCESS. AT FIRST IT WAS A LITTLE ANNOYING BECAUSE IT WAS VERY CLEARLY A PUSH POLL. THEY WANTED REPEATEDLY TO GIVE ME OPTIONS IN WHICH REPAIRING ROADS OR EXTENDING ROADS ESPECIALLY SOUTHEAST COORDINATING ROAD WAS THE OPTION THAT I WAS ASKED TO SUPPORT. I KEPT TELLING THE INTERVIEWER THAT IS NOT REALLY WHAT I’M — I SUPPORT. WHERE IS TRANSIT IN THIS? IT WAS A LATER OPTION AND ANY OF THE WAY HELP SHE WORDED THINGS AFTER A WHILE IT BECAME AMUSING I REPEATEDLY SAID THE SAME THING IT BECAME A BIT OF A JOKE. AT NO POINT WAS I OFFERED AN OPTION WHERE I COULD SAY TRANSIT IS NUMBER ONE THING I WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT. YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF THAT WHEN YOU ARE EVALUATING THE RESULTS OF YOUR POLLING COMPANY GETTING YOU THEIR REPORT. SECOND THING I WOULD LIKE TO TALK ABOUT IS THE BROADER ISSUE. AND WHY I SUPPORT THE PROPOSED TO PUT MORE MONEY INTO MASS TRANSIT. IT IS CLEAR THAT WE NEED TO GET CARS OFF THE ROAD. ONE OF THE — IT IS SINGLE LARGEST SOURCE OF GREENHOUSE GASES IN OUR STATE, IN OUR COMMUNITY. AND WE ARE FACING A CLIMATE EMERGENCY RIGHT NOW. THE DISASTER, THE ABSOLUTE TRAGEDY THAT IS HAPPENING IN AUSTRALIA COULD HAPPEN TO US. FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS WE HAVE BROKEN THE RECORDS WITH WILDFIRES HERE IN CALIFORNIA. THE MOST DEATHS, THE MOST AREAS, THE MOST PROPERTY BURNED, WHO KNOWS WHEN ALL OF THE 100 MILLION TREES THAT HAVE DIED FROM THE DROUGHT CATCH FIRE IN THE SIERRAS WE WILL SEE A FIRE THAT LOOKS — THAT MAKES AUSTRALIAN BRUSH FIRE LOOK LIKE NED IN THE FIRST READER AS MY DAD USED TO SAY. I BELIEVE YOU SHOULD SUPPORT ALTERNATIVE I BELIEVE WE SHOULD GO FURTHER BUT THANKS FOR THE TIME.>>THANK YOU NATHAN DETRICK AND THEN –>>CHAIR PETERS, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT THIS AFTERNOON. MY NAME IS PHIL GARCIA VICE PRESIDENT FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND ADVOCACY AT SACRAMENTO STATE HERE ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY INSTEAD OF MR. DETRICK. YOU HAVE A LETTER FROM PRESIDENT NELSON ON THE DRAFT MEASURE EXPENDITURE A PLAN AND I WOULD LIKE TO HIGHLIGHT A FEW POINTS. FIRST UNIVERSITY SUPPORTS FUNDING IN THE DRAFT PLAN THAT PRIORITIZES THE TRANSIT PROJECTS, PEDESTRIAN BICYCLE ACCESS AND SAFETY WHILE ALSO SEEKING TO REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION ON THE LOCAL HIGHWAYS AND ROADS. GIVEN THESE PRIORITIES WE RESPECTFULLY REQUEST THAT THE BOARD CONSIDER FUNDING FOR PROJECTS THAT WOULD PROVIDE ADDITIONAL TRANSIT CONNECTIONS TO AND FROM CAMPUS AS WELL AS PROVIDE IMPROVED SAFER AND MORE EFFICIENT BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN ACCESS TO SAC STATE. I WANT TO SHARE A FEW DATA POINTS THAT UNDERSCORE OUR NEEDS WHICH IF WE CAN ADDRESS WILL HELP TO REDUCE VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED TO AND FROM CAMPUS AND REDUCE CONGESTION ON HIGHWA 59, ROADS AND THOROUGHFARES NEAR THE CAMPUS. SINCE LAST MEASURE A PASSED IN 2004 ENROLLMENT INCREASED BY 10% FROM UNDER 28,000 STUDENTS TO 31,150 LAST FALL. NUMBER OF BEDS ON CAMPUS MORE THAN DOUBLED SINCE 2004 AND WHEN THE PROJECT NOW BEING CONSTRUCTED ON THE OLD BALL FIELDS IS COMPLETED IN 2021 NUMBER OF BEDS WILL INCREASE TO 3300, MORE THAN TRIPLE THE NUMBER IN 2004. AND IN 2017 A UNIVERSITY CONSULTANT FOUND THAT WITHIN 3 TO 5-MILE RADIUS OF CAMPUS 140 RENTAL PROPERTIES THAT ACCOUNTED FOR APPROXIMATELY 10,000 BEDS. SO IN THE PAST YEAR WE ENDEAVORED TO HIGHLIGHT OUR NEEDS WITH THE UNIVERSITY REPRESENTATIVES, TESTIFYING BEFORE STA BOARD IN APRIL AND IN OCTOBER BEFORE CITY COUNCIL. POTENTIAL PROJECTS DISCUSSED INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING SECOND HORNET TUNNEL IN VICINITY OF 67th STREET TO BETTER ALIGN WITH RT 65th STREET LIGHT RAIL STATION. PROJECT CONCEPT BOTH IN CITY OF SACRAMENTO GENERAL PLAN AND THE UNIVERSITY’S MASTER PLAN. SHUTTLE BETWEEN 65th STREET LIGHT RAIL STATION AND CAMPUS. BUYS CAL AND PED UNDERCROSSINGS ON MAJOR THOROUGH FARES AND CONSIDERATION OF NEW LIGHT RAIL STATION ALONG BRIGHTVIEW.>>WIND UP YOUR COMMENTS YOU ARE OVER 2 MINUTES.>>WE APPRECIATE AND SUPPORTIVE OF INFLUENCE EVER FUDDING FOR REGIONAL MOBILITY CENTER IN DRAFT PLAN.>>THANK YOU. AND KAT GRAY AND AFTER THAT LAURA HAM.>>COULD YOU CLEAR THE SCREEN, PLEASE? THANK YOU.>>HI, KAT GRAY, ADVOCATE WITH OH ADVOCATES AROUND TRANSIT, SAC COUNTY RESIDENT OF FOLSOM AND PARENT OF TWO TEENAGERS WITH A STAKE IN THE FUTURE CONCERNED ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE THAT IS NOT WHY I’M HERE. I KNOW THAT YOUR RESPONSIBILITY IS TO YOUR CONSTITUENTS AND NOT TO POLAR BEARS IN ARCTIC OR KOALA BEARS IN AUSTRALIA OR VULNERABLE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT MOST DIRECTLY IMPACTED BY CLIMATE CHANGE. HERE TO ASK YOU TO MAKE REASONED DECISIONS ABOUT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM THAT MAKES SENSE NOT JUST FOR TODAY BUT FOR THE FUTURE AS WELL. WHAT WILL GAS PRICES BE LIKE IN 10 YEARS? WHAT WILL POPULATION OF SACRAMENTO COUNTY BE IN 10 YEARS? DEMAND IN RIDERSHIP OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION INCREASING, WHAT WILL THAT DEMAND LOOK LIKE IN 10 OR 20 YEARS? WE DON’T KNOW FOR SURE BUT VOTERS PRIORITIZE REDUCING CONGESTION. DO KNOW THAT ROTORS DON’T LIKE BEING STUCK IN TRAFFIC. DO KNOW THAT TRAFFIC CONGESTION MAKES LIFE MORE CHALLENGING FOR EVERYONE BUT NOT FOUNDATION FOR EFFICIENT OR PROSPEROUS SOCIETY. PROSPEROUS SOCIETIES HAVE GOOD RELIABLE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS THAT MOVE PEOPLE AROUND EFFICIENTLY. THE VOTERS ARE ASKING YOU TO MAKE DECISIONS THAT REDUCE CONGESTION. WE KNOW THAT CONGESTION IS MOST EFFECTIVELY REDUCED BY INVESTING IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. KNOW THAT EVERY DOLLAR INVESTED IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IS FIVE TIMES MORE EFFECTIVE AT REDUCING CONGESTION THAN A DOLLAR SPENT ON NEW ROADS. I BRING THAT UP I GET THE FEELING THAT THERE COULD BE MORE SUPPORT FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FROM SOME OF THE MEMBERS ON THIS BOARD. I UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS BECAUSE RIDERSHIP MAKES UP A RELATIVELY SMALL PERCENTAGE OF THE POPULATION BUT WE NEED TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE SYSTEM AND ASK OURSELVES WHY ARE PEOPLE DRIVING MORE THAN USING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? HOW CAN WE GET MORE PEOPLE ONTO BUSES AND LIGHT RAIL? HOW DO WE DO THAT? FUND RT TO THE MAX SO THAT THEY CAN PROVIDE OUR REGION WITH BEST PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM POSSIBLE. PERSONALLY I THINK WE NEED MORE THAN A HALF CENT BUT I WOULD LIKE YOU TO AT LEAST ADOPT ALTERNATIVE PRESENTED BY SMART AND SAC MOVES.>>THANK YOU. LAURA HAMM AND THEN NELIA.>>I’M LAURA HAMM SACRAMENTO REGIONAL TRANSIT DISTRICT, ECHO SOME OF THE COMMENTS OF PRIOR SPEAKERS. STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES REQUIRING GREENHOUSE GAS VEHICLE MILES TRAVEL REDUCTION AND TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT AND MANY PROJECTS, THAT THESE — MANY OF THE FUNDS AVAILABLE TO SACRT AS MATCHING FUNDS REQUIRE ELEMENTS IN PROJECTS THIS BENEFITS MULTIPLE AGENCIES APPLYING FOR GRANT FUNDS ATTRACTING WORKFORCE, HOUSING AND BUSINESS. A NUMBER OF PROJECTS IDENTIFIED IN TRANSPORTATION EXPENDITURE PLAN THAT SacRT PROJECTS WILL TO GO GROWING COMMUNITIES INCLUDING MICROTRANSIT SERVICE AND ON-DEMAND SERVICE IN NEW SERVICE AREAS, GOLDLINE EXPRESS SERVICE ALL THE WAY TO FOLSOM. GREEN LINE EXTENSION TO AIRPORT. EXTENSIONS TO ELK GROVE, NEW SERVICES IN CITRUS HEIGHTS, ARDEN ARCADE, CARMICHAEL, FAIR OAKS, RANCHO CORDOVA, BRT, INCLUDING LIGHT RAIL OPTIMIZATION AND MODERNIZATION OF SYSTEM, FREQUENCY INCREASES AND INNOVATIVE FIRST AND LAST MILE SOLUTIONS. THANKS VERY MUCH.>>THANK YOU. NELIA POPARDON?>>IS RENEE JOHN HERE?>>YES.>>YOU LOOK LIKE YOUR TRYING TO SAY SOMETHING I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS.>>(INAUDIBLE).>>THANK YOU. DAVID KIMBLE.>>DAVID KIMBLE AND I REPRESENT MYSELF. CURRENTLY RETIRED BUT FOR OVER 30 YEARS I TRANSPORTED PUBLIC AND TAXI CABS AND BUSES. FOR 9 YEARS FROM 1993 UNTIL 2002 I DROVE BUSES FOR PR TRANSIT INCORPORATED HERE IN SACRAMENTO AND IN 1999 PARATRANSIT BUS DRIVERS ORGANIZED INTO AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION LOCAL 256. ELECTED AS CONTRACT CO-NEGOTIATOR AND LATER AS FIRST LOCAL 256 STOP STEWARD REPRESENTING PARATRANSIT DRIVERS. LOCAL 256 REPRESENTS REGIONAL TRANSIT DRIVERS. COMPANY UNION IS A SHAM UNION, THIS IS HISTORY. COMPANY UNION IS A SHAM UNION THAT PREVENTS WORKERS FROM ORGANIZING INTO REAL LABOR UNION THAT WOULD GIVE THEM A VOICE IN WORKING CONDITIONS. IN THE MID NINETIES COMPANY UNION CALLED INDEPENDENT DRIVERS ASSOCIATION OR IDA BECAME ESTABLISHED AT PARATRANSIT NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY OUTSIDE ENTITY. FOR THREE YEARS PARATRANSIT MANAGEMENT DEDUCTED MONTHLY DUES FROM DRIVER PAYCHEQUES ON BEHALF OF THE IDA BUT THE IDA MADE NO FINANCIAL STATEMENT AVAILABLE TO DRIVERS. IN 1998 I WROTE A LETTER ASK REQUESTING A FINANCIAL STATEMENT AND MANY FELLOW DRIVERS SIGNED ONTO THIS LETTER. WHEN OUR LETTER WAS IGNORED THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR IN OAKLAND WAS CONTACTED AND A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION INITIATED. THAT RESULTED IN THE DISBANDING OF THE IDA AT PARATRANSIT INCORPORATED. ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY ARE AMONG GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF MEASURE A TRANSPORTATION EXPENDITURE PLAN. PUBLIC INVESTMENTS WILL BE FAR MORE EFFECTIVELY PROTECTED IF A PUBLIC ENTITY, SACRAMENTO REGIONAL TRANSIT IS RECIPIENT OF FUTURE MEASURE A FUNDING. PARATRANSIT INCORPORATED IS PRIVATE CORPORATION THAT OPERATES IN MASSACHUSETTS AND WASHINGTON STATE. REGIONAL TRANSIT IS COMMITTED WHOLLY, SOLELY AND TOTALLY TO THIS REGION AND RIDERS. IN LATE MARCH REGIONAL TRANSIT WILL PERFORM ADA TRANSPORTATION SERVICES IF NON ADA SERVICE CONTINUES TO BE OPERATED SEPARATELY BY PARATRANSIT INCORPORATED COSTS WILL BE GREATER AND CONFUSION AMONG PASSENGERS AS TO WHICH ENTITY TO CONTACT FOR INDIVIDUAL TRIPS LIKELY.>>COULD YOU WIND UP YOUR COMMENTS PLEASE?>>RT SHOULD PERFORM BOTH ADA AND NON ADA SERVICES.>>THANK YOU. HENRY LY?>>MADAM CHAIR — (INAUDIBLE).>>TO OTHERS?>>OKAY YOU DON’T WANT TO SPEAK THEN. OKAY. LARISSE LITMAN?>>THANK YOU BOARD. MY NAME IS LORI LITMAN, PRESIDENT OF 350 SACRAMENTO, A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION COMMITTED TO AN EQUITABLE TRANSIT TO CARBON ZERO FUTURE. I ALSO SERVE AS A COMMISSIONER ON THE MAYOR’S COMMISSION ON CLIMATE CHANGE. AS YOU KNOW, TRANSPORTATION SECTOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR A LARGE SHARE OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IN OUR REGION. THE CLIMATE COMMISSION RECENTLY VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO APPROVE STRATEGIES TO REDUCE INDIVIDUAL CAR TRIPS BY 60% BY 2030 AND 80% BY 2045. THIS APPROACH IS MUCH MORE COST-EFFECTIVE AND HEALTHY — HEALTHY WAY TO REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION IN BUILDING NEW ROADS AND HIGHWAYS. WE ARE IN A TIME OF GREAT TRANSITION. DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE THE FUTURE WILL NOT LOOK LIKE THE PAST. YOU ARE IN A UNIQUE POSITION TO MAKE DECISIONS THAT SUPPORT THE NECESSARY CHANGES IN TRANSPORTATION. AND THE SAC MOVES SMART FRAMEWORK IS A GOOD STARTING POINT. INSTEAD OF WISH LIST OF PROJECTS, WE NEED A HOLISTIC TRANSPORTATION PALESTINIAN TO RAPIDLY TRANSITION THE TRANSPORTATION SECTOR AWAY FROM INDIVIDUAL AUTOMOBILE TRIPS TO ONE THAT ENCOURAGES WALKING, ROLLING, TRANSIT AND SHARED TRANSPORTATION. THE COBENEFITS FOR OUR HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT, ECONOMY AND QUALITY OF LIFE ARE IMMENSE. SO THIS IS YOUR MOMENT TO BE BOLD IN PLANNING FOR A LIVABLE, SUSTAINABLE FUTURE. PLEASE EMBRACE THIS OPPORTUNITY.>>THANK YOU. KATE MEESE? I DON’T SEE ANYBODY GETTING UP. SUZY MURRAY?>>NOT HERE.>>THANK YOU. CHRIS NORHAM?>>CHRIS NORHAM WITH THE (INAUDIBLE) BUILDING ASSOCIATION I WILL BE BRIEF, NUMBER OF ALTERNATIVES BEING DISCUSSED RIGHT NOW AND I URGED THE BODY TO TAKE A BALANCED APPROACH THAT ALLOWS US TO DIRECT DIRECT FUNDS TO ALL MODES OF TRANSPORTATION NEEDED IN THE AREA AND THAT ARE POLITICALLY VIABLE. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. HELEN O’CONNELL. DON’T SEE HER. STEVE ORCAN? DIANG ORSON APOLOGIES. SURE THAT I MURDERED THAT. NOT A HANDWRITING EXPERT. AFTER THAT DALE PAGE.>>USUALLY CALLED — DIANE DASCHLE CHAPTER DIRECTOR FOR SIERRA CLUB. I WANTED TO SEE WE ARE PART OF P SAC MOVES COALITION AND WORKING ON TRANSPORTATION FOR FOUR YEARS I FEEL NOW. WE JUST — I WANT TO URGE YOU ON BEHALF OF OUR MEMBERS THAT WE ARE WILLING TO WORK WITH YOU. THERE ARE ECONOMIC BENEFITS AS WELL AS ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS AND WE DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF SACRAMENTO, OF THE PLACE WE ALL LOVE AND WE ARE ALLATIVING FOR THE BENEFIT OF EVERYONE — ALL SERVING FOR THE BENEFIT OF EVERYONE AND PLANNING FOR PEOPLE AND FUTURE AND NOT CARS.>>THANK YOU. DALE PAGE?>>DALE PAGE MEMBER OF CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY. HERE TO REQUEST YOU TO PLEASE TRANSFORM OUR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS. PLEASE ADOPT A POLICY THAT NET ZERO VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED WILL BE REQUIRED OF ALL STA FUNDED PROJECTS. FACTS OF PROGRESSIVE CLIMATE WARMING ARE CLEAR. GLOBAL TEMPERATURE INCREASING, TROPICAL STORMS ARE BECOMING MORE DANGEROUS. POLAR ICE CAPS ARE MELTING, SEA LEVEL IS RISING. AND WILD FIRES ARE INCREASINGLY OUT OF CONTROL. 1 BILLION ANIMALS HAVE DIED IN THIS CURRENT AUSTRALIAN WILDFIRE SEASON WHICH IS JUST BEGINNING. CLIMATE CHANGE IS TRULY ISSUE WHICH WE NEED TO COME TO GRIPS WITH FOR THE SAKE OF OUR CHILDREN, FOR THE SAKE OF OUR GRANDCHILDREN AND FOR THE SAKE OF LIFE AS WE KNOW IT. IT IS THIS LIFE INCOMPARABLY PRECIOUS THAT DISTINGUISHES OUR PLAN NET THIS VAST UNIVERSE. IT IS THIS LIFE THAT WE MUST ENSURE IS PRESERVED. TRANSPORTATION EMISSIONS ARE GROWING IN CALIFORNIA AND LOCALLY. UNDER SB 375 WE ARE RESPONSIBLE TO REDUCE LOCAL GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS. WE NEED YOU OUR LEADERS HERE ON THIS SACRAMENTO TRANSIT AUTHORITY BOARD TO LEAD US INTO A BETTER FUTURE. TO TAKE ACTION TO HELP TO PREVENT UNMITIGATED GLOBAL WARMING. VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED IS THE BEST MEASURABLE AND FORECASTABLE INDICATOR OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS. PLEASE ADOPT A POLICY THAT NET ZERO VMT BE REQUIRED OF ALL STA FUNDED PROJECTS AND PLEASE REQUIRE THAT THE CALTRANS SB 743 PROCEDURES BE APPLIED TO ALL PROJECTS FUNDED BY THE STA-TEP, WHETHER THEY ALREADY HAVE PASSED ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW OR NOT.>>THANK YOU. DANE PALM OR PALMER? THEN MARK RECALLSON.>>GOOD AFTERNOON. I WANTED TO MAKE A FEW COMMENTS. I SUPPORT OBVIOUSLY A MEASURE THAT PUTS PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND OTHER MEANS OF TRANSPORT LIKE THAT OVER CAR TRAFFIC AND EVERYTHING ELSE FOR THE REASONS OBVIOUSLY STATED. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE FUNDING PRIORITIZED FOR OBVIOUSLY SAFETY AND SECURITY CONCERNS ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, ALSO FOR TRANSPORTATION TO BE EXTENDED IN TIMES AND MAYBE DIFFERENT AREAS. OBVIOUSLY PEOPLE HAVE NEEDS TO GET TO JOBS THAT THEY CAN NOT ACCESS AND OTHER PLACES AND THAT IS PRETTY MUCH IT. I WANT TO SAY THAT I SUPPORT WHAT THE PREVIOUS SPEAKER SAID ABOUT THE BIKE LANE ISSUE AS WELL. SOMETHING THAT CAME TO MY MIND AS WELL I HAVE BEEN HIT TWICE MYSELF. THERE NEEDS TO BE ADDITIONAL BIKES AND I THINK THE MAIN FOCUS SHOULD BE ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, BETTER SERVICE AND EXTENDED HOURS AND I THINK THAT THE MAJORITY OF THIS FUNDING SHOULD TO GO THAT. OBVIOUSLY ROADS ARE AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THAT, BUT I THINK THAT IS HOW WE WILL MOVE FORWARD. THANK YOU.>>MARK ROZEN.>>HE COULD NOT BE HERE IN PERSON. MY NAME IS SABID (INAUDIBLE) I WORK FOR SMUD. HERE TO SEEK SUPPORT FOR CALIFORNIA MOBILITY CENTER ALSO I’M A PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR. INCORPORATED AS NON PROFIT LAST YEAR CALIFORNIA MOBILITY CENTER OR CMC AIMS TO BE LEADING GLOBAL INNOVATION FOR FUTURE MOBILITY SOLUTIONS. OUR INITIAL FOUNDING MEMBERS INCLUDE SMUD, SAC STATE, LOS RIOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND UC DAVIS WITH STRONG SUPPORT FROM CITY OF SACRAMENTO. SMUD TAKEN LEADERSHIP ROLE IN DESIGN AND LAUNCH OF THE CMC BECAUSE OF STRONG ALIGNMENT WITH OUR INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLAN WITH GOAL TO ATTAIN NET ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS FOR REGION BY 2040. WE INTEND TO INVEST 2 BILLION OVER THE NEXT 20 YEARS TO ELECTRIFY TRANSPORTATION SECTOR AND ELECTRIFY BUILDINGS TO ATTAIN THE GOAL. COMMITTED 50 MILLION AS SMUD BOARD APPROVED TO THE CMC TO HELP TO GET IT ESTABLISHED. OTHER REGIONAL PARTNERS ARE STEPPING UP AS WELL. SAC STATE COMMITTING 25 ACRES LOCATED IN SACRAMENTO INNOVATION ZONE LOCATED OFF THE ROAD HOME TO CMC. LOS RIOS IS SEEKING 40 MILLION IN BOND FINANCING TO CONSTRUCT ADVANCE MANUFACTURING FACILITY TO SUPPORT CMC AND TRAIN STUDENTS TO BE WORKFORCE TO SUPPORT CMC AND THIS INDUSTRY. OTHER LOCAL, REGIONAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS ARE SUPPORTING THIS AND LOOKING AT WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE. OUR FIVE-YEAR START-UP COSTS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE 80 MILLION OF WHICH ONGOING ANNUAL OPERATING COSTS WILL BE 5 MILLION. 1.5 MILLION ANNUALLY IN SUPPORT FROM MEASURE A GOES A LONG WAY AND HELP CMC ON OPERATIONAL BASIS WITH SUPPORT FROM STAFFING OF NON PROFIT, SUPPORT INDUSTRY CLIENTS COMING TO CMC. ONGOING LONG-TERM SUPPORT AND COMMITMENT ARE HELPFUL TO ALLOW CMC TO OPERATE IN A WAY SUSTAINABLE.>>THANK YOU.>>WE APPRECIATE YOUR CONSIDERATION IN SUPPORTING THIS REGIONAL EFFORT.>>ADRAN RAIN.>>YOU GOT IT FROM VALLEY VISION PROJECT MANAGER REPRESENTING OUR 11 STAFF AND 30 MEMBER BOARD TODAY. 25 YEARS VALLEY VISION HAS BEEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF CIVIC LEADERSHIP IN THE REGION, ISSUES OF ECONOMIC PROSPERITY SOCIAL EQUITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY. SO AIR QUALITY PUBLIC HEALTH AND TRANSPORTATION GO HAND-IN-HAND. AS MEMBERS OF THE JOINT MAYOR’S COMMISSION ON CLIMATE CHANGE WE AT VALLEY VISION AGREE WITH PRINCIPLES LAID OUT IN ALTERNATIVE EXPENDITURE PLAN DEVELOPED BY PARTNERS AT SAC MOVES AND SMART. THIS EFFORT RESULT IN NO NET INCREASE IN VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED VMT OR GHGs, WE WELCOME ASSESSMENT OF DRAFT TIFF AND LEADING ALTERNATIVE BROUGHT FORWARD BY PARTNERS TO ENSURE INFORMED DECISION MAKING BY STA BOARD AND UL ULTIMATELY VOTERS IN OUR COMMUNITIES. WE FURTHER ENCOURAGE STA TO IDENTIFY RESOURCES FOR AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT DOING WORK TO IMPROVE PUBLIC HEALTH AND BRING LEADING EDGE OPTIONS TO COMMUNITIES AND NEEDS AMOUNT TO CURRENT PROVISION OF MORE THAN 1.5%. WE LOOK FORWARD TO ENSURE SOUND INVESTMENTS IN TRANSPORTATION TO PROMOTE AN INCLUSIVE ECONOMY. THANKS.>>THANKS. OLGA SANCHEZ. THEN JEFFERY TARDAGUILA. DOUG THOMPSON AFTER THAT.>>NOW THAT YOU HAVE SEEN THAT ONE, PUNCH THAT ONE UP AND THIS IS SACRAMENTO NEWS REVIEW THIS WEEK. HOPEFULLY YOU PEOPLE WILL READ IT AND SEE IT AND LOOK AT IT. MORE IMPORTANTLY HERE I WILL SAY TO YOU, WHEN IS THE LAST TIME THAT YOU PEOPLE AND I WILL SAY JEFF YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO (INAUDIBLE) ROTARY CLUBS WITH JACK AT MARCONI AND ERIC HAD OPPORTUNITIES LIKEWISE TO TALK ABOUT THIS PATRICK DISAPPOINTED IN MEASURE M AND OTHER AREAS OF LOS ANGELES AND HEAR MORE ABOUT LOS ANGELES REPEATEDLY NOW, BUT DEALING WITH THE FACT OF HEY, SIMPLE. YOU NEED TO GET OUT THERE. THIS IS A PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TAX. IT DOESN’T EVEN COME CLOSE TO MEETING THE NEEDS, THE WANTS OR ANYTHING ELSE. BUT YOU NEED TO CONVINCE PEOPLE, THIS IS WHERE WE HAVE TO START. AT THE SAME TIME, YOU NEED TO GET OUT OF YOUR BOXES AND CONSIDER WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON. MASTER PLAN ON AGING RIGHT NOW 500,000 SENIORS. 10 YEARS YOU WILL HAVE 5 MILLION. HOW IN THE WORLD ARE YOU ADDRESSING THE POSSIBILITY OF THEIR NEEDS AND WHAT IS GOING TO BE HAPPENING? CLIMATE, TEMPERATURE WILL GO UP TO 120°. HOW ARE YOU ADDRESSING THOSE NEEDS AND ASPECTS FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? GOING TO BE A LOT OF CHANGES. YOU ALSO HAVE TO FIGURE OUT YOU ARE NOT THE BODY THAT WILL DO THIS, BUT YOU NEED TO MAKE SUGGESTIONS OF HOW IN THE WORLD YOU REPLACE OR LEGISLATORS REPLACE THE GAS TAX. NEED TO FIGURE OUT BETTER WAYS OF FUNDING THESE ELEMENTS AND PROCESSES. FOR NEW FOLSOM AND FOR NEW ELK GROVE YOU HAVE HAD A COMMUTER SYSTEM THAT WORKS. NOW YOU NEED TO HAVE CONVINCINGLY WHERE HOW IN THE WORLD THE RESIDENTS, SMALL 1%, AND THAT IS BOTH THE BLIND, DISABLED AS WELL AS THOSE SHALL WE SAY HAVE TOTAL DEPENDENCE ON TRANSPORTATION, THAT EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE USING THE CARS ALL THE TIME, WHAT THIS WILL DO. HELP TO GET CONGESTION OFF OF THE HIGHWAYS, THE ROADS, SO THAT THERE IS BETTER PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.>>THANK YOU. DOUG THOMPSON. THEN ANDREW FIELDS. DID THE LIGHTS JUST GO OUT OUT THERE?>>(INAUDIBLE).>>NO?>>MR. THOMPSON IS NOT HERE.>>GOOD AFTERNOON CHAIR PETERS AND THE BOARD APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK TO YOU TODAY ANDREW FIELDS FROM A&S STRATEGIES REPRESENTING SACRAMENTO REGION AL TRANSPORTATION COALITION FIRST AND FOREMOST COMMEND ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR DIRECTION IN THE COLLABORATIVE PROCESS THAT WE DEAL WITH NOW THAN WE DID IN 2016. YOUR TEAM HAS BEEN OUT LISTENING TO RESIDENTS OF COUNTY, SPENT COUNTLESS RESOURCES IN TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE NEEDS AND WANTS OF THE COUNTY ARE AND FELT MUCH MORE COLLABORATIVE IN 2016 YOU GUYS GET A LOT OF CREDIT FOR THAT SO I APPRECIATE THAT. A BIT ABOUT MYSELF, OVER THE LAST THREE ELECTION CYCLES IN THE LAST THREE ELECTION CYCLES I WORKED FOR CALIFORNIA ALLIANCE FOR JOBS. NOT WITH THEM ANYMORE IN THE THREE ELECTION CYCLES I HELPED TO PASS TAX MEASURES IN ALAMEDA COUNTY, STANISLAUS AND MORE AND I’M SURE THAT I’M MISSING ONE, BEEN A LOT AND THE REASON I SAY THAT IS BECAUSE IN A NUMBER OF ON A LIST OF PEOPLE IN THE STATE THAT KNOW MORE ABOUT SELF HELP, COUNTY, TAX CAMPAIGN PASSAGE AND EXPENDITURE PLANS I HAVE GOT TO BE IN THE TOP FIVE OF THAT LIST. I THINK YOU CAN PROBABLY ASK YOUR NEW STAFF MEMBER WILL TO ATTEST TO THAT AS WELL. AND WILL, I DON’T KNOW WHAT MADE YOU THINK YOU COULD PUT YOUR FEET BACK IN THE FIRE DURING THIS UNCONTROVERSIAL TOPIC, BUT WELCOME BACK AND WE ARE GLAD TO HAVE YOU HERE. SAC RTC PRESENTED ALTERNATIVE PLAN, YOU HAVE A COUPLE OF ALTERNATIVE PLANS IN FRONT OF YOU WE PRESENTED ANOTHER AND I APPRECIATE YOUR CONSIDERATION IN THAT MOVING FORWARD. I WANT TO GIVE YOU BACKGROUND ABOUT THE PLAN HEARD A LOT OF PASSIONATE TALK FROM MEMBERS OF ALL DIFFERENT WALKS OF LIFE AND DIFFERENT CORRIDORS OF THE COUNTY. THIS WILL NOT BE A PASSIONATE PLEA. THIS IS ABOUT WHAT THE VOTERS WANT AND WHAT THE VOTERS I’M SORRY IS THIS MY TIME LEFT?>>(INAUDIBLE).>>I DID NOT SEE A CLOCK UP THERE EARLIER. SUMMARIZE. YOU HAVE A PLAN IN FRONT OF YOU, BE HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM ANY OF YOU INDIVIDUALLY AFTERWARDS BUT THIS IS WHAT ABOT WHAT THE VOTERS WANT AND NEED AND WHAT COUNTY CAN DO TO PUT FORTH MEASURE REACHING A TWO-THIRDS THRESHOLD EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO REACH. ALLOWING LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES FREEDOM IN DECIDING WHAT IS BEST FOR THEIR CONSTITUENTS AND MOVING MONEY INTO PROJECTS THAT HAVE BEEN IMPACT ON PEOPLES LIVES, CONGESTION MANAGEMENT AS WELL AS TRANSIT. SO WITH THAT, I APPRECIATE YOUR TIME. AND WILL HAS MY CONTACT INFORMATION, HAPPY TO CONTACTS ANY OF YOU INDIVIDUALLY OR TO ENTERTAIN QUESTIONS MR. NOTTOLI?>>YES.>>THAT IS MY JOB. MR. NOTTOLI?>>I SAW HE WOULD ASK A QUESTION I THOUGHT I WILL STAND HERE AND ANSWER QUESTIONS.>>HAVE WE GOTTEN A COPY OF YOUR MATERIALS? I WAS LOOKING THROUGH THE THINGS THAT COME THROUGH IN THE LAST FEW DAYS, MAKE SURE WE GET COPIES OF –>>HAVE A COPY ELECTRONICALLY AND COPIES PASSED OUT APOLOGIZE FOR TINY FONT I WANTED TO KEEP IT TO ONE PAGE.>>SO MANY HANDOUTS IT MAY TAKE A WHILE FOR US TO FIND THAT.>>WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU GOING FORWARD AND FINDING EXPENDITURE PLAN TO MEET NEEDS OF THE COUNTY.>>THANK YOU MR. FIELDS.>>THANK YOU.>>I CALLED DOUG THOMPSON.>>HE IS NOT HERE.>>OKAY. STEVEN GREEN. AND THEN LYNN WHEAT.>>GOOD AFTERNOON CHAIR PETERS AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, STEVEN GREEN, SAVE THE AMERICAN RIVER ASSOCIATION. THERE ARE MANY GOOD PROJECTS BEING PREPARED HERE FOR THIS TAX MEASURE. THERE IS ONE, HOWEVER THAT HAS A GREAT DEAL OF CONCERN. AND THAT IS A NEW BRIDGE ACROSS THE AMERICAN RIVER THROUGH DISCOVERY PARK AT TRUCKSELLE, IT WOULD PROVIDE TRACKS FOR REGIONAL TRANSIT AND ALSO FOR PEDESTRIANS AND BICYCLES AND FOUR LANES OF VEHICLE TRAFFIC. THE AMERICAN RIVER PARK WAY PLAN WHICH WAS APPROVED BY THREE OF THE SUPERVISORS EARLIER TODAY DOES NOT PROVIDE FOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC FOR THIS BRIDGE. ONLY REGIONAL TRANSIT AND PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLES. IT WILL HAVE TO BE — THE PLAN WILL HAVE TO BE AMENDED, THIS GOES FORWARD. ALSO THANKS TO ROGER DICKINSON, THIS PLAN WAS PLACED INTO STATE LAW SO IT REQUIRE LEGISLATION AS WELL, PUTTING FOUR LANES OF VEHICLE TRAFFIC THERE. I WANT TO VOTE FOR THIS PROPOSAL BUT WE CANNOT DO THAT IF YOU’RE GOING TO PUT FOUR NEW LANES OF TRAFFIC ACROSS THE AMERICAN RIVER THERE AT TRUXEL. THERE ARE PROBABLY OTHER OPTIONS COUNCIL WOMAN ASHBY IN SACRAMENTO PROPOSED EXPANDING I-5. ALSO THERE ARE BRIDGES IMMEDIATELY UPSTREAM FROM THERE THAT COULD BE EXPANDED EVEN THE POSSIBILITY OF A TUNNEL. I HOPE THAT YOU WILL CONSIDER THOSE THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. LYNN WHEAT? AND THEN JOANNE FULLER.>>GOOD AFTERNOON LYNN WHEAT IS MY NAME AND RESIDENT OF ELK GROVE. WHAT I WANT TO PEEK TO TODAY IS WHAT IS GOING ON IN ELK GROVE. WE HAVE AN AREA CALLED CEPA TO BE OUR JOB CENTER. THE CITIZENS RESIDENTS OF ELK GROVE FRONT LOADED THE MONEY FOR THE NEW INFRASTRUCTURE OUT TO CEPA AREA AND LO AND BEHOLD FIRST PROJECT IN CEPA AREA SUPPOSED TO BE JOB CREATOR IS 499 HOMES. SO WHILE THERE ARE SPENDING OUR MONEY ON NEW ROADS THAT NOBODY IS USING QUITE YET OUR CURRENT CITY ROADS ARE IN DEMISE AND FALLING APART. WE DO HAVE A PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT THAT HAS BEEN WORKING ON THAT BUT STILL THEY ARE BEHIND AND DON’T HAVE THE MONEY. AND IT WAS SUCH THAT I NOMINATED THE CITY OF ELK GROVE FOR DOMINOES PAVING FOR POTHOLES. I DID NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE. I DON’T THINK THAT WE WERE AWARDED THAT. I PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE DONE IT AT A COUNTY LEVEL. I BELIEVE THAT WE NEED TO LOOK AT TRANSPORTATION LIGHT RAIL IN PARTICULAR. ADVOCATING THAT FOR ELK GROVE SINCE WE BECAME A CITY AND OUR INITIAL COUNCIL SAID TO ME IT IS TOO COSTLY. THIS WAS 20 YEARS AGO. I SAID IT IS GOING TO BE TOO COSTLY NOT TO AND WE WILL HAVE SOME IMPACTS FROM THAT, PUBLIC HEALTH IMPACTS. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE OUR MONEY GO TOWARDS TRANSPORTATION, THAT IS FAIR. I DON’T WANT TO SEE IT GO FOR A JPA CONNECTOR IN ELK GROVE. OUR GENERAL PLAN WAS JUST RECENTLY UPDATED AND IT IS A PRO GROWTH POLICY URBAN SPRAWL WHICH WILL THEN IMPACT ALL OF US WITHIN THE COUNTY NOT JUST ELK GROVE ITSELF. OUR RESIDENTS ALREADY PAY HUGE ASSESSMENTS ON THEIR PROPERTY BILLS THAT ARE NOT FIXED. IF WE ARE GOING TO GO FORTH AND ASK THEM FOR SALES TAX INCREASE, IT SHOULD BE TO FIX OUR ROADS AND BRING US BETTER TRANSPORTATION. WE HAVE AN AGING POPULATION THAT WOULD LIKE THAT PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND MANY MILLENNIALS CHOOSE NOT TO DRIVE AND WANT TO BE WHERE THERE IS ACCESS TO THAT TRANSPORTATION. SO WE ARE NOT.>>THANK YOU.>>GOING TO BE ABLE TO BUILD OUR WAY OUT OF THE TRAFFIC.>>WIND UP YOUR COMMENTS.>>THANK YOU.>>JOANNE FULLER. AND THEN JULIA RANDOLF.>>CHAIR AND BOARD JOANNE FULLER I LIVE IN SUPERVISOR PETERS DISTRICT. I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE COMING TO YOU SAYING YOU SHOULD DO THE SAME THING AS YOU DID WHERE THAT WAS DEFEATED THREE YEARS AGO. AND I’M NOTICING THAT A LOT OF THINGS HAVE CHANGED FROM THE THREE YEARS AGO. AND THAT WAS IN 2016, FOUR YEARS NOW I GUESS. YOU KNOW, AND INSTEAD OF DOING THE SAME THING, WHAT WE ARE NOTICING IS THAT A LOT MORE FOLKS ARE TALKING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE AND AS WE SEE THE DRAMATIC EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND UNDERSTAND THAT WE NEED TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY. WE ARE UP AGAINST STATE MANDATES THAT WE HAVE TO MEET AND I’M HOPING THAT THE KIND OF PROGRAMS THAT YOU WILL PUT IN TO PLACE WILL HELP US TO MEET THOSE. EFFECTIVELY. BECAUSE OF A LACK OF FEDERAL HELP WE SEE IN THE FUTURE. WE UNDERSTAND THAT WE NEED MORE MONEY TO ACT AS MATCHING OUR COUNTY’S MATCHING TO NEW GRANTS. WE NEED TO MAINTAIN THE ROADS WE HAVE. PEOPLE ARE DRIVING OVER MANY, MANY POTHOLES AND WE NEED TO HAVE THOSE ROADS REPAIRED TO THE CORRECT LEVEL BEFORE WE USE ADDITIONAL ROADS, BEFORE WE TALK ABOUT DOING ADDITIONAL ROADS THAT WILL NEED TO BE MAINTAINED. WE NEED ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION FOR SENIORS THAT SHOULD NOT BE DRIVING. LIKE MYSELF, FOR DISABLED, FOR YOUNGER PEOPLE, WE NEED TO ADDRESS THE NEED FOR SAFER STREETS, YOU KNOW, HEAR GLEN TALKING ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCE AND KNOW A LOT OF KIDS AND A LOT OF FOLKS ARE IN THAT SITUATION. WE NEED BETTER AIR QUALITY. YOU KNOW, WE REALLY ARE UNDERSTANDING THE BENEFITS OF RT AND RT HAS CHANGED. AND A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE NOTICING THAT, TOO. SO I’M HOPING THAT YOU WON’T THINK THAT THE PROBLEMS THAT WE ARE FACING NOW ARE GOING TO BE DEFEATED BY THE OLD-FASHIONED ELEMENTS OF THE PLAN THAT WAS DEFEATED, THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. JULIA RANDOLF AND THEN WILL BARRETT.>>HI I WORK FOR THE COALITION FOR CLEAN AIR AND WE APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK ON THE EXPENDITURE PLAN TODAY. ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION GREATER SACRAMENTO AREA IS THE FIFTH WORST MOST POLLUTED MARRY THE NATION DUE TO SMOG WE ARE NOT MEETING FEDERAL OR STATE AIR QUALITY STANDARDS AIR QUALITY NON ATTAINMENT WITH JEOPARDIZE REGION’S FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION FUNDING. SACRAMENTO DATA SHOWS THAT HALF OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS RESULT FROM GAS-FUELED TRANSPORTATION AND ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING REGIONS IN THE STATE IT IS CRITICAL FOR US TO DEVELOP A SUSTAINABLE MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION MODEL TO NOT STRAIN EXISTING TRANSPORT OPTIONS, OR PROMOTE SPRAWL DEVELOPMENT OR INCREASE VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED AND EMISSIONS. CURRENT EXPENDITURE PLAN HAS FUNDING TOWARDS WIDENING NEW ROADS AS CONGESTION MEASURES BUT CONTRARY ACCORDING TO VICTORIA TRANSPORT POLICY INSTITUTE BUILDING MORE ROADS ENCOURAGES MORE PEOPLE TO DRIVE AND FISCALLY UNSUSTAINABLE. IT IS A MORAL TO THE VOTERS TO SPEND TAX DOLLARS ON CONGESTION RELIEF MEASURES PROVEN NOT TO WORK AND INCREASE PUBLIC HEALTH HAZARDS. THIS IS SALES TAX MEASURE PAID FOR BY EVERYONE WHETHER THEY HAVE A CAR OR NOT. LOW INCOME POPULATION OFTEN DO NOT OWN CARS BUT ARE HARMED THE MOST BY THE NEGATIVE HEALTH EFFECTS IN TRANSPORTATION SECTOR. PLAN NEEDS TO BE EQUITABLE AND ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL RESIDENTS. WE URGE YOU TO ADOPT SUSTAINABLE PACKAGE THAT WILL IMPROVE AIR QUALITY REDUCE CONGESTION, ENHANCE SAFETY AND IMPROVE ACCESS AND APOUREDDABILITY, THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU WILL BIER RECEIPT AND THEN ALBERT FOX.>>GOOD AFTERNOON WILL BARRETT WITH AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION HERE IN SACRAMENTO PUBLIC HEALTH CLEAN AIR AND STABLE CLIMATE ALL STEM FROM LOCAL DECISIONS DISCUSSING TODAY. SO I APPRECIATE ATTENTION THAT YOU’RE PUTTING TO THAT. AS NOTED OUR ANNUAL STATE OF THE AIR REPORT THAT THE LUNG ASSOCIATION PUTS OUT EVERY YEAR SHOWS THAT SACRAMENTO IS FIFTH MOST POLLUTED COUNTY OR METROPOLITAN AIR IN THE UNITED STATES FOR OZONE POLLUTION SUMMERTIME SMOG. UNLESS THE TOP 20 FOR THE MOST POLLUTED COUNTY IN THE UNITED STATES FOR THE SAME REASON. OVER 100,000 CHILDREN AND ADULTS LIVING WITH ASTHMA IN COUNTY AND ALONG WITH HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF OTHER RESIDENTS DEALING WITH HEART DISEASE, DIABETES LOW SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS AND OTHER CONDITIONS THAT MAKE THEM MORE SUSCEPTIBLE AND VULNERABLE TO EFFECTS OF UNHEALTHY AIR. TRANSPORTATION POLLUTION IS DOMINANT SOURCE OF THE SMOG POLLUTION AND CERTAINLY IN SACRAMENTO. CLIMATE CHANGE IS MAKING THE JOB OF CLEANING THE AIR MORE DIFFICULT IN CALIFORNIA AND AROUND THE WORLD. KNOW THAT THE LAST TWO STATE WIDE INVENTORIES OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS SHOWN INCREASE IN TRANSPORTATION CASH BEYOND AND THAT MAKES JOB MORE DIFFICULT AS WE SEE INCREASED EXTREME HEAT EVENTS, WILDFIRES MAKING THE JOB OF CLEANING UP THE AIR LOCALLY THAT MUCH MORE DIFFICULT. AIR RESOURCES BOARDS 2018 PROGRESS REPORT ON SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES AND HEALTHY COMMUNITIES SHOWS THAT WE ARE OFF-TRACK IN TERMS OF OUR LOCAL AND STATE-WIDE DECISIONS MAKING OUR ABILITY TO ACHIEVE OUR CLEAN AIR STANDARDS MORE DIFFICULT AND CLIMATE STANDARDS MORE DIFFICULT. I WOULD SAY TO YOU THAT PUBLIC FUNDING SHOULD NOT BE PUT TO PROJECTS THAT INCREASE VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED, INCREASE OZONE POLLUTION, INCREASE CARBON POLLUTION. TOO MUCH AT STAKE, TOO MUCH AT RISK FOR THE HEALTH OF OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES TO BE SUPPORTING PROJECTS THAT PUT US IN OUR CLEAN AIR GOALS FURTHER OUT OF REACH. WITH THAT I THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND ATTENTION TO THIS IMPORTANT MATTER.>>THANK YOU. AL FOX AND THEN JAMES CORLISS.>>MADAM CHAIR AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE, GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN, BEEN A WHILE. HERE AS ALBERT FOX RESIDENT OF STRAITS AND NORTH SACRAMENTO. DOING THE SAME THING SAME WAY EXPECTING DIFFERENT RESULTS NEVER WORKS. THIS COMMISSION, THIS COMMITTEE AND THE PRIOR FUNDING HAS BEEN A DISASTER FOR SOME AREAS. A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF AREA EXPECTED NEVER GOTTEN. CITRUS HEIGHTS IS ONE OF THOSE, THEY ONLY RECEIVED 5.1 MILLION OF THE CURRENT PROJECTED SUPPOSED TO BE 17.7. SEVERAL OF THE OTHER AREAS RECEIVED NOTHING UNDER THE OLD PLAN AND OLD ADMINISTRATION THAT WAS IN CHARGE OF HANDLING THOSE FUNDS. NO BLAME BEING LAID HERE. JUST SIMPLY IT IS TIME TO WAKE UP. THIS IS WHAT VOTERS ARE SEEING. FAILURE TO PERFORM. AND WE NEED TO GET PAST THAT. SOME OF THE THINGS THAT HAPPENED. SALES TAX IN CITRUS HEIGHTS GENERATED $56.7 MILLION CORDS THIS FORMER MEASURE OF WHICH THEY HAVE ONLY SEEN 28.4 MILLION IN RETURN. WHEN WE SAT HERE IN A MEETING THERE WAS A REQUEST BY ONE JURISDICTION TO KNOCK 3 MILLION OF MONEY SUPPOSED TO GO TO STRAITS OUT OF THE FUNDING AND — GO TO CITRUS HEIGHTS OUT OF THE FUNDING IN SUPPORT OF THEIR AREA BECAUSE IT WAS MORE IMPORTANT IN WHAT THEY WERE TRYING TO DO TO IMPROVE THE STREETS OF NORTHERN SAC BETWEEN SUPERVISOR PETERS FROST AND CITY OF CITRUS HEIGHTS WE ABUT THE NORTHERN COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO FROM WATT AVENUE TO FOLSOM AND SOUTH TO RANCHO CORDOVA. THROUGH CITRUS HEIGHTS AND THAT AREA OF FROM WATT OVER, WE HAVE 8 OF THE 10 MAJOR ROADWAYS THAT SUPPORT AND SUPPLY PEOPLE, GOODS AND TRANSPORTATION TO JOBS, TO EQUIPMENT, AND TO THE THINGS THEY NEED TO WORK EVERY DAY. EVERY ONE OF THOSE THOROUGHFARES THOSE ROADS ARE MAJOR SURFACE STREETS THAT NEED TO HAVE A LOT OF WORK DONE, THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL AREAS WITHIN THOSE JURISDICTIONS THAT ALSO NEED TO BE SUPPORTED. IF YOU’RE GOING TO DO A MEASURE, MAKE SURE THAT THE COMMUNITIES THAT YOU’RE TRYING TO REPRESENT AND THE EXPENDITURES OF THOSE FUNDS GET THERE. OTHERWISE YOU ARE NOT GOING TO GET THE SUPPORT AND I CAN GUARANTEE IT ONLY TAKES SOMEBODY THE SIZE OF CITRUS HEIGHTS TO VOTE AGAINST A MEASURE THAT WILL STOP IT FROM BECOMING TWO-THIRDS VOTE THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. JAMES CORLISS AND THEN MARK.>>CHAIR PETERS MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, JAMES CORRESPOND LIS FROM SACRAMENTO AREA OF COUNCIL GOVERNMENTS. UPDATE AS DECEMBER STA MEETING WE WERE ASKED TO LOOK AT LARGER CAPITAL PROJECTS. BEING DISCUSSED WITH THIS PLAN ALONG WITH THE AIR DISTRICT. IN PROCESS OF THAT. EXPECT PROBABLY ABOUT A COUPLE OF WEEKS, MAYBE TWO WEEKS AND WE SHOULD HAVE SOMETHING FOR YOU, WE WANT TO MEET WITH PROJECT SPONSORS AND VET DATA BUT WE ARE WORKING ON IT TO STAY TUNED AND WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN THAT REQUEST AND BACK TO NEW A COUPLE OF WEEKS HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AND AIR DISTRICT IS THERE NEXT.>>HOLD ON A CONNECTED MR. SHEN NEAR HER A QUESTION FOR YOU.>>NOT QUITE A QUESTION BUT LIKE TO REQUEST THAT MATERIALS THAT THEY ARE WORKING ON IF THEY ARE DONE IN TIME FOR FEBRUARY 5th MEETING PRESENT THEM TO THE BOARD.>>WORKING WITH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CLOSELY IN TERMS OF SCOPE OF THE PROJECT.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>GOOD AFTERNOON MADAM CHAIR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD MARK REPRESENTING SACRAMENTO AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT AND ECHOING A BIT OF WHAT JAMES CORLISS MENTIONED THAT WE ARE WORKING COLLABORATIVELY TO ADDRESS THE QUESTIONS THAT THE BOARD POSED TO BOTH OF THE AGENCIES AT THE LAST BOARD MEETING, TAKING A LOOK AT THE AIR QUALITY AND CONFORMITY IMPACTS, LARGER PROJECTS, THE IMPACTS OF THE VEHICLES MILES TRAVELED ON THE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION PROJECTS AND HOPE TO BRING SOMETHING MORE FORMAL TO FEBRUARY BOARD MEETING AS AGENDA ITEM TO HAVE THAT INFORMATION IN MORE DETAIL. WITH THAT UNLESS YOU HAVE QUESTIONS THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.>>THANK YOU. OWEN ROUTE, ROUTT?>>(INAUDIBLE).>>THANK YOU. I’M LOCAL RESIDENT, LIVE IN NATOMAS AND I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THE STA TO FOCUS MORE OF ITS EFFORTS ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION WITH THE END GOAL OF REDUCING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AND SLOWING AND AT LEAST AMELIORATING NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE SEEING HUGE WILDFIRES IN CALIFORNIA, ACROSS THE GLOBE, THE LOSS OF SPECIES THAT ARE DIRECTLY RELATED TO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AND CLIMATE CHANGE AND I THINK THAT SOMEONE ELSE SAID, THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY IS DOING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND EXPECTING DIFFERENT RESULTS. IF WE BUILD MORE ROADS WE WILL HAVE MORE VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED. AND WE HAVE MORE AND MORE OF THE SAME ISSUES THAT WE ARE SEEING NOW IN REGARDS TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND CONTINUED ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION IN CALIFORNIA WHICH IS JUST SUCH A SHAME GIVEN THE BEAUTY AND DIVERSITY OF OUR STATE. I THAT I EACH ONE OF YOU HERE AS A PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY TO ADDRESS THOSE ISSUES FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. EDITH THATCHER?>>THANKS FOUR YOUR TIME EDITH THATCHER WITH CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY AND HAVE ABOUT 1200 MEMBERS IN SACRAMENTO REGION. OUR MANDATE IS TO MUSTER THE POLITICAL WILL FOR LIVABLE WORLD. AND THEREFORE THE MATTERS HERE TODAY ARE VERY MUCH OF CONCERN TO US, OUR BELIEF IS THAT YOUR COMMITTEE SHOULD TAKE QUITE SERIOUSLY WHAT THE GENTLEMAN FROM THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION SAID YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE NEXSUS OF CLEAN AIR PUBLIC HEALTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE AND ANYTHING YOU CAN DO IN THE FUTURE TO REDUCE OUR GREENHOUSE GASES AND DEPENDENCE ON SINGLE OCCUPANCY VEHICLES CAN ONLY IMPROVE OUR FUTURE AND THAT OF OUR CHILDREN. SO CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY COMES DOWN STRONGLY IN SUPPORT OF THE SMART FRAMEWORK. THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.>>THANK YOU. COREY BROWN. I ONLY HAVE ONE MORE SPEAKER SIGNED UP AFTER MR. BROWN. IF YOU ARE HOLDING ONTO YOUR CARD, BECAUSE YOU WANT TO BE LAST NOW IS THE TIME TO GET IT IN.>>THANK YOU MADAM CHAIR WOMAN AND MEMBERS OF THE AGENCY. COREY BROWN ATTORNEY WITH RESOURCES LEGACY FUND. WE ARE NON PROFIT GROUP BASED IN SACRAMENTO BUT WE WORK ON NATURAL RESOURCES ISSUES EQUITY HOUSING ISSUES AROUND CALIFORNIA AND THE WEST. WE HAVE BEEN VERY INVOLVED IN A NUMBER OF TRANSPORTATION ISSUES OVER THE YEARS. HELPED TO BUILD SUPPORT FOR SUCCESSFUL SALES TAX MEASURES IN SAN DIEGO, ORANGE COUNTY AND IN LOS ANGELES, WORKED ON MANY STATE WIDE BALLOT MEASURES THAT CREATED BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF FUNDING IN CONSERVATION AND WATER AREAS. ECHO THE COMMENTS FROM THE SMART COALITION. I THINK THAT THEIR ADVICE TAKES NEW THE RIGHT DIRECTION, ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO FURTHER TO ADOPT MEASURE TO FUND REDUCTIONS IN VMT IN SACRAMENTO GIVEN URGENCY OF AIR POLLUTION CLIMATE AND OTHERS AS RESIDENT WITH ASTHMA I WANT TO ECHO THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION COMMENTS. ONE OF THE IMPORTANT THINGS THAT THE MEASURE CAN DO IS PROTECTING NATURAL RESOURCES LIKE THE AMERICAN RIVER THROUGH MITIGATION FUNDS AND OTHER STEPS. IN WORK AND HOUSING ONE OF THE THINGS WE NOTICE SAID THAT AFFORDABILITY IS A KEY ISSUE FOR HOUSING IN SACRAMENTO. HOUSE HOLDS LOOK AT THE COMBINED COST OF HOUSING IN TRANSPORTATION. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT WAYS YOU CAN AFFECT OVERALL HOUSING COSTS AND OVERALL HOUSEHOLD COSTS IS GIVE PEOPLE ALTERNATIVES FROM HAVING TO HAVE OR USE CARS. HOUSE HOLDS ANALYSIS WE CONDUCTED IN SACRAMENTO AND ELSEWHERE SHOW THAT HOUSEHOLDS SAVE SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS BUT NOT EVERYTHING TO HAVE CARS OR AS MANY CARS. GOOD ALTERNATIVES, WHETHER IT IS PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, BICYCLES, WALKABILITY, BY HAVING, BEING CLOSER TO WORK, TO SCHOOLS AND OTHERS. WE BELIEVE THAT THIS MEASURE CAN BE SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED AND BY IMPROVING IT, ALONG THE LINES OF WHAT MANY OF THE SPY SPEAKERS TODAY, INCLUDING THE SMART COALITION MENTIONED WILL MAKE YOUR MEASURE MORE VIABLE. WE URGE YOU TO MAKE THIS MEASURE SOMETHING THAT WILL IMPROVE OUR AIR QUALITY, TRANSPORTATION LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU ON THIS. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. JILL PETERSON OUR LAST SPEAKER ON THIS ITEM.>>GOOD AFTERNOON JILL PETERSON RESIDENT OF SACRAMENTO COUNTY AND MEMBER OF CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY AND SACRAMENTO 350. I WANT TO URGE YOU TO CONSIDER ALTERNATIVES TO ADDING MORE ROADS AS ONE OF MY COLLEAGUES SAID THE GROUPS THAT I’M PART OF ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE AND I THINK CITY HAS TAKEN SOME GREAT STEPS IN HAVING THE MAYOR’S COMMISSION AND I SEE US MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION THERE UNFORTUNATELY THE COUNTY HASN’T DONE A SIMILAR, TAKEN SIMILAR STEPS. BUT AS WE START MOVING IN THE DIRECTION OF TRYING TO DO SOMETHING, MEANINGFUL HERE IN SACRAMENTO ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE, TRANSPORTATION IS KEY, I KNOW THAT POINT HATS BEEN MADE OVER AND OVER TODAY. I WOULD LIKE TO ECHO MY SUPPORT FOR WHAT THE SMART RECOMMENDATIONS WERE THAT WE REALLY FOCUSED THE FUTURE ON BUILDING A FUTURE FOR OUR KIDS. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. OKAY. ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS FROM THE BOARD BEFORE WE GO ONTO THE PRESENTATION OF THE ORDINANCE? IS THAT A YES OR NO? YES, MR. HANSEN?>>THANK YOU MADAM CHAIR. I JUST WANTED TO THANK THE PEOPLE WHO CAME BACK. I KNOW THAT LAST BOARD MEETING WAS NOT WHAT ANY OF US WANTED. BUT I REALLY APPRECIATE THE FOLKS WHO CAME AND SPOKE AND WHAT I CAN TELL IS THAT FOR ALL OF THE PEOPLE HERE THERE ARE SO MANY OTHER PEOPLE OUT THERE WATCHING THIS DECISION, NOT ONLY BECAUSE WE ARE READING ABOUT IT IN THE PAPER AND SEEING IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA, BUT THIS IS A CRITICAL DECISION FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTY, OUR CITY, AND IT IS GOING TO TAKE ALL OF YOU WORKING TOGETHER WITH US, TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DO THIS RIGHT AND THAT IS WHY I’M GLAD THAT YOU CAME BACK. THANK YOU MADAM CHA IRRELEVANT.>> CHAIR.>>THANK YOU ALSO FOR COMING BACK AND APOLOGIES FOR RUNNING OUT OF THE TIME AT THE LAST MEETING. AS YOU PROBABLY KNOW, THERE HAVE BEEN CONTINUING DISCUSSIONS WITH STAKEHOLDERS IN THE PUBLIC REGARDING THIS PLAN BUT WE HAVE NOT MADE ANY CHANGES TO THE PLAN UNTIL WE GOT TO HEAR FROM ALL OF YOU TODAY. SO WE ARE GOING TO GO ON NOW TO THE PRESENTATION OF THE DRAFT MEASURE A 2020 ORDINANCE FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSES ONLY. AND MR. KEMPTON WILL START AND THEN MR. BURKE HAS A COMMENT.>>THANK YOU MADAM CHAIR. TODAY’S MEETING WE ARE PRESENTING PROPOSED ORDINANCE STA 20-01, ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR ONE HALF A PERCENT RESTALE TRANSACTIONS AND USE TAX FOR LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PURPOSES IN SANTA CLARA — IN SANTA CLARA. I STARTED MYSELF HELP COUNTY BUSINESS IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY, AND THAT WAS MANY YEARS AGO. SORRY ABOUT THAT. IN SACRAMENTO COUNTY. THE DOCUMENT IS ENTITLED THE TRANSPORTATION MAINTENANCE SAFETY AND CONGESTION RELIEF ACT IS PRESENTED TODAY AS THE CHAIR INDICATED FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSES ONLY. IT IS NOW AVAILABLE TO PUBLIC FOR REVIEW AND COMMENT. ORDINANCE IS REQUIRED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE CALIFORNIA REVENUE AND TAXATION CODE AND THE PUBLIC UTILITIES CODE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF RETAIL TRANSACTION AND USE TAX AT THE LOCAL LEVEL. THIS ORDINANCE LAYS OUT THE RULES AND GUIDELINES FOR IMPLEMENTING TRANSACTION AND USE TAX PROGRAM AND MUST BE CONSISTENT TO GREATEST DEGREE POSSIBLE WITH STATE LAW SO THAT THE TAX CAN BE ADMINISTERED AND COLLECTED BY CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TAX AND FEE ADMINISTRATION, THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION ON THESE MATTERS. PROPOSED ORDINANCE PROVIDES FOR IMPOSITION OF RETAIL TRANSACTION AND USE TAX, ONE HALF OF 1% FOR LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PURPOSES FOR A PERIOD OF 40 YEARS. IT IS DIVIDED INTO THREE SECTIONS. ACTUAL ORDINANCE LANGUAGE ITSELF, EXHIBIT A IS THE EXPENDITURE PLAN AND EXHIBIT B INCLUDES TAXPAYER SAFE GUARDS. DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE BASED ON LEGAL REQUIREMENTS AND THE FORMAT AND STRUCTURE OF PREVIOUS ORDINANCES FOR THE SAME PURPOSE APPROVED BY THE AUTHORITY IN 2004 FOR THE EXISTING MEASURE A AND 2016 FOR THE PROPOSED MEASURE B. AGAIN, NO SACKS REQUIRED TODAY WE ARE ADVISING PUBLIC AND STAKE HOLDSERS THAT NEW ORDINANCE HAS BEEN PROPOSED AND FOLLOWING THIS MEETING WE WILL BE FORWARDING THE DRAFT ORDINANCE TO DEPARTMENT OF TAX AND FEE ADMINISTRATION FOR THEIR REVIEW TO FORMAT AND.>>Connie: SIS TENANCY WITH STATE LAW AND CONTINUE TO TAKE PUBLIC INPUT AND COMMENT AND LOOKING FORWARD TO ADDITIONAL INPUT OVER THE NEXT SERIES OF MEETINGS AND I BELIEVE MADAM CHAIR.>>ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. KEMPTON? OKAY MR. BURKE?>>THANK YOU. I DO HAVE COMMENTS ON TWO SEPARATE PROVISIONS IN THE ORDINANCE. HOPEFULLY YOU ALL RECEIVED MY eMAIL WITH ATTACHED MEMO THIS WEEK ON MONDAY. TALKING ABOUT THE SAME TWO ISSUES HERE. FIRST PROVISION MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT PROVISION. AS YOU ALL KNOW YOUR GOVERNING STATUTE REQUIRES THAT ANY REVENUES COMING FROM SALES TAX MEASURE CAN NOT BE USED BY RECEIVING ENTITIES TO REPLACE OR OFFSET THEIR EXISTING REVENUES DEDICATED TO TRANSPORTATION PURPOSES. AND THE WAY THAT YOU ADDRESS THAT IN THE EXISTING MEASURE A ORDINANCE WAS TO IMPLEMENT THE COUNTY WIDE TRANSPORTATION MITIGATION FEE PROGRAM WHICH REQUIRED RECEIVED ENTITIES TO BASICALLY ADOPT ORDINANCES OR ENSURE THAT THEY ARE IMPOSING TRANSPORTATION IMPACT FEES AS A WAY OF PRESERVING IMPACT FEES THAT THEY WERE COLLECTING PRIOR TO CURRENT MEASURE A. SO I’M LOOKING IN PARTICULAR AT EXHIBIT A, PAGE A-1 OF THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE. AND IF YOU LOOK AT IT, PARAGRAPH B ON PAGE A-1, SO I HAD INTERPRETED THIS PROVISION AS REQUIRING THE CONTINUED IMPLEMENTATION BY MEMBER AGENCIES OF THE COUNTY-WIDE TRANSPORTATION MITIGATION FEE PROGRAM. AFTER TALKING WITH MR. KEMPTON, HE POINTED OUT THAT IT COULD BE INTERPRETED IN A DIFFERENT WAY THAT PERHAPS IT MEANS THAT THE CURRENT MITIGATION FEE PROGRAMS AT THE LOCAL LEVEL CAN LAPSE WHEN THE CURRENT MEASURE A EXPIRES IN 2039. SO THE ISSUE FOR YOU I THINK IS TO DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT THIS NEW MEASURE TO SAY, MY RECOMMENDATION WOULD BE IN ORDER COMPLY WITH STATUTORY REQUIREMENT FOR LOCAL ENTITIES TO MAINTAIN THEIR EFFORT, RECOMMENDATION WOULD BE TO HAVE THE RECEIVING ENTITIES CONTINUE TO IMPLEMENT THEIR LOCAL COUNTY WIDE TRANSPORTATION MITIGATION FEE PROGRAMS. THE OTHER OPTION IS TO LET THAT LAPSE IN 2039 WITH THE CURRENT MEASURE. AND AT THAT POINT YOU WOULD NOT HAVE THE SAME COMPREHENSIVE WAY OF ENFORCING THE MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT REQUIREMENT. WOULD YOU HAVE TO IMPLEMENT AN AD HOC AUDIT EFFORT TO MAKE SURE THAT LOCAL AGENCIES ARE COMPLYING. THAT IS SOMETHING TO KEEP IN MIND. HAVE TO DECIDE TODAY. IT IS AN ISSUE THAT YOU WANT TO RESOLVE BEFORE –>>MAKE A CHANGE WE CAN BRING IT FORWARD AND BRING THE FINAL –>>WHEN WE FORMALLY INTRODUCE ORDINANCE IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS.>>ALL RIGHT.>>SECOND ISSUE IS AIR QUALITY CONFORMITY ISSUE. SO AS I SAID IN MY MEMO TO YOU, YOU CAN CERTAINLY INCLUDE A PROVISION THAT REQUIRES ANY PROJECTS THAT ARE RECEIVING MEASURE A REVENUE TO CONFORM TO THE STATE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN AND/OR BE INCLUDED IN THE MTP. AND THIS IS MOSTLY WHAT THIS CURRENT PROVISION SAYS, HOWEVER IT ALSO INCLUDES LANGUAGE THAT SAYS THAT THE STA BOARD CAN DETERMINE WHAT CONFORMITY IS. AND LEGALLY, THAT IS NOT YOUR ROLE, THAT IS FOR SACOG AND ULTIMATELY FOR EPA. SO THAT LANGUAGE I FIND WOULD BE PROBLEMATIC. IT WOULD BE MORE STRAIGHT-FORWARD IF THE PROVISION JUST SAID THAT PROJECTS RECEIVING MEASURE A REVENUE CONFORM TO THE (INAUDIBLE) OR INCLUDED IN MTP OR WORDS TO THAT EFFECT. SO MY RECOMMENDATION WOULD BE JUST TO DO ANNIE EASY DELEAST THE LAST CLAUSE OF THAT PROVISION, SORRY PAGE A-2, PARAGRAPH H.>>AND YOU WANT US TO DELETE WHAT PART?>>LAST CLAUSE THAT SAYS AS DETERMINED BY THE SACRAMENTO TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY GOVERNING BOARD LANGUAGE THAT PURPORTEDLY ALLOWS YOU TO MAKE CONFORMING DETERMINATION.>>SOMETHING WE CAN CHANGE WHEN THE FINAL ORDINANCE IS PRESENTED.>>YES. I WOULD SAY THAT IF — YOU MAY RECALL THOSE OF YOU HERE THREE YEARS AGO, SUBJECT OF SOME DEBATE AT THE HEARING WHERE WE DECIDED ON THE FINAL LANGUAGE, IF THAT LANGUAGE IS TO BE RETAINED AND IF I WERE TO GIVE IT AN INTERPRETATION I WOULD HAVE TO INTERPRET IT AS BASICALLY CREATING AN OVERRIDE OPTION FOR THIS BOARD TO VOTE ON GOING FORWARD FOR THE LIFE OF THE NEW MEASURE THAT YOU COULD VOTE TO — THAT THERE IS A POLICY TO HAVE THESE PROJECTS THAT ARE FUNDED CONFORM TO THE — (INAUDIBLE) YOU COULD OVERRIDE IT, WAIVE THAT POLICY IF NINE OF YOU VOTED TO DO SO. THAT IS HOW YOU HAVE TO INTERPRET THAT IF IT STAYS IN.>>THANKS. MR. KEMPTON ANY COMMENT ON THAT?>>I DO NOT MADAM CHAIR. YOUR COMMENT ABOUT CONSIDERING THAT AND BRINGING IT BACK TO FUTURE MEETING IS ON THE MARK.>>THANK YOU MR. NOTTOLI?>>JUST A QUESTION, BILL YOU SENT THIS WITH A CONFIDENTIAL HEADER ON IT. IS THIS NOW AVAILABLE SINCE YOU HAVE EXPLAINED IT HERE?>>NO THE MEMO IS STILL CONFIDENTIAL.>>IT IS. YOU JUST WENT THROUGH THE WHOLE MEMO IF YOUR EXPLANKS.>>MA IN YOUR EXPLANKS.>>I SUMMARIZED IT.>>YOU RELAY IT IN SETTING TO THE CHAIR ABILITY TO REVISIT THERE I JUST DIDN’T –>>IF YOU WANT TO WAIVE THE PRIVILEGE? I HAVE YOU (INAUDIBLE).>>IT WAS A GOOD EXPLANATION AND I DID NOT SHARE THIS WITH ANYBODY I TAKE IT SERIOUSLY I SEE HEEDER.>>YES.>>COUNCIL CAN NOT CONFIRM NOR DENY THAT HIS COMMENTS WERE –>>DID A GOOD JOB WHAT WAS (INAUDIBLE).>>BOB RYAN WOULD HAVE SAID NO. NEXT QUESTION.>>SUE FROST?>>SO ESSENTIALLY WHAT THAT IS SAYING IS THAT FOR INSTANCE,S THE CONNECTOR, A PORTION OF THE CONNECTOR NOT IN THE MTP BUT THEY HAD FEDERAL FUNDS TO MOVE FORWARD IF THEY HAD MATCHING IF UNDER WITH MEASURE A THEY WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD IF IT WAS NOT WITHIN THE MTP OR THE MTEP?>>SEGMENT OF THE CONNECTOR NOT IN MTP IT WILL NOT GET FEDERAL FUNDS OR FEDERAL PERMITTING BUT IF THIS PROVINCIAL REMAINS AS IT IS WRITTEN I INTERPRET IT AS ALLOWING THE BOARD TO VOTE TO GO AHEAD AND ALLOCATES LOCAL FUNDS ANYWAY BECAUSE IT PURPORTS TO ALLOW THIS BOARD TO MAKE CONFORMITY DETERMINATION. BEST WAY I CAN INTERPRET THAT LANGUAGE AND GIVE IT MEANING.>>OKAY. SO SINCE WE ARE ON THAT PAGE I HAVE A QUESTION THAT KIND OF RELATES TO THIS ALSO BECAUSE I BELIEVE IT RELATES TO IT. IN THE — IS THERE MORE OF A PRESENTATION THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN RIGHT NOW? OR IS THIS TIME TO ASK QUESTIONS RELATING TO THE EXPENDITURE PLAN IN THE ORDINANCE?>>THROUGH THE CHAIR, SUPERVISOR FROST THERE IS NO ADDITIONAL PRESENTATION ASSOCIATED WITH THIS.>>OKAY, GOOD. I HAVE A QUESTION THAT RELATES TO PAGE A-2 IN ITEM I UNDER REVENUE ESTIMATE AND I KNOW THAT WE HAD A LOT OF DISCUSSIONS AROUND THE POLLING AND THE RESULTS OF THE POLLING AND HOW IMPORTANT IT WAS TO THE CONSTITUENTS TO HAVE SOME SAFE, YOU KNOW, SOME A SURETY THAT THE MONEY WOULD GO TO WHERE IT WAS GOING TO BE SPENT AND THE FUNDS WOULD NOT BE REDISTRIBUTED IN DIFFERENT WAYS AND THROUGHOUT THE ORDINANCE AND THE EXPENDITURE PLAN THERE WERE SEVERAL REFERENCES TO THE WAY — THE REVENUE ESTIMATES AND THERE WERE — MAKE SURE THAT I SAY THIS RIGHT. THERE WERE MULTIPLE REFERENCES TO AMENDMENTS THAT COULD BE MADE TO THE EXPENDITURE PLAN AND HOW THERE WOULD BE A POSSIBILITY THAT AFTER THE FIRST YEAR AND THEN EVERY 10 YEARS THE BOARD COULD MAKE — WOULD REVIEW THE EXPENDITURE PLAN AND MAKE ADJUSTMENTS AND THAT MAJORITY OF THE INCORPORATED CITIES AND COUNTY WOULD NEED TO BE ON-BOARD WITH THAT, WHICH I GET. I THINK THAT IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE OVER 40 YEARS IS A LONG TIME. IN THIS ITEM I UNDER REVENUE ESTIMATES, THERE IS A STATEMENT AT THE VERY END OF THIS STATEMENT THAT REFERS TO THERE ARE ONLY THE AUTHORITY BOARD SHALL MAKE PERIODIC ALLOCATION ADJUSTMENTS TO REFLECT ACTUAL REVENUES RECEIVED BUT MAY NOT AMEND THE FORMULA ALLOCATION SET FORTH IN THIS EXPENDITURE PLAN EXCEPT AS PERMITTED IN ORDINANCE STA 20-01 ORDINANCE WE ARE DISCUSSING RIGHT NOW OR SECTION 180207 OF PUBLIC UTILITIES CODE. AND SO IT IS PRETTY CLEAR IN THE ORDINANCE WHAT THE REGULATION IS BUT THEN WHEN I WENT AND LOOKED UP SECTION 180207 OF THE PUBLIC UTILITIES CODE IT BASICALLY AND I CAN PASS THIS OUT IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED YOU CAN PASS IT DOWN, BASICALLY WHAT IT SAYS IS THAT THE AUTHORITY MAY ANNUALLY REVIEW AND PROPOSE AMENDMENTS TO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION EXPENDITURE PLAN ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 180206 TO PROVIDE FOR USE OF ADDITIONAL FEDERAL STATE LOCAL FUNDS OR TO ACCOUNT FOR UNEXPECTED REVENUES OR TO TAKE IN TO CONSIDERATION UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH IS A PRETTY WIDE OPEN. THE AUTHORITY SHALL NOTIFY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND CITY COUNCIL OF EACH CITY IN THE COUNTY TO PROVIDE THEM WITH A COPY OF THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS. THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE 45 DAYS AFTER NOTICE IS GIVEN. THE WAY I READ THIS AND I CAN GIVE YOU A COPY OF THIS IF YOU WANT — THE WAY I READ THIS IS SIMPLE MAJORITY UNDER ANY BROAD CIRCUMSTANCES ALMOST ANY CIRCUMSTANCES THIS BOARD UNDER THIS ORDINANCE WOULD HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO CHANGE EXPENDITURE PLAN AND M MAKE ADJUSTMENTS ON THAN ANNUAL BASIS AND NOTIFY THEM AND GIVE THEM 45 DAY NOTICE DO I UNDERSTAND THAT CORRECTLY? IF I DO, IT IS — IT KIND OF HIT ME BECAUSE THIS IS THE WHOLE THING THAT IN THE POLLING THE WHOLE REASON FOR THE POLLING WAS TO KIND OF GET A FEEL FOR HOW THE CITIZENS FEEL. AND THIS IS THE REASON WHY PEOPLE ARE LEARY AND THIS IS WHEN I TALK TO TAXPAYER GROUPS, IN FACT I HAVE TALKED TO TAXPAYER GROUPS ABOUT THIS VERY THING BECAUSE THIS MEASURE A I FELT LIKE I SAW A PATH TO SOMETHING WE COULD GET PASSED. AND I WAS THINKING IF THE TAXPAYER GROUPS COULD GET ON-BOARD PUTTING THEIR STAMP OF APPROVAL ON IT, I WOULD ALSO FEEL COMFORTABLE THAT THAT WOULD HELP US. BUT THIS IS THE KIND OF THING THAT — AND THEIR RESPONSE TO ME WAS SUE WE DON’T TRUST THAT IT IS GOING TO GO THAT WAY. IT NEVER GOES THAT WAY. THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING HIDDEN IN THERE. THIS IS THE KIND OF THING THAT CAUSES TAXPAYERS TO NOT TRUST US AND THE REASON WE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW CAN WE GET THEM TO WANT TO WORK WITH US ON THIS. I WOULD LIKE SOME CLARIFICATION ON THIS AS TO DO WE WORK UNDER — DO WE HAVE TO WORK UNDER PUBLIC UTILITIES CODE OR CAN WE ELIMINATE THAT PART OF SENTENCE THAT VERY END OF THAT SENTENCE AND TAKE THAT OUT? SO THAT WE HAVE THIS A MORE CLEAR STRONGER SAFEGUARDS IN PLACE FOR WHAT THE PUBLIC WOULD LIKE TO SEE? OR ARE WE REQUIRED TO WORK UNDER PUBLIC UTILITIES CODE?>>SO YOU, YES YOU ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE THE CODE AS IT IS. THE CODE THAT PROVISION GIVES THE BOARD THE OPTION UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, IS CIRCUMSTANCES THAT YOU READ, IF THERE ARE ADDITIONAL UNEXPECTED REVENUES AND THEN UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, YES, THAT IS THE ONE THAT IS KIND OF UNDEFINED. I DON’T THINK IN THE PAST 10 YEARS THIS BOARD HAS SEIZED ON THAT LANGUAGE, ON THAT PROVISION TO CHANGE THE CURRENT EXPENDITURE PLAN AT ALL BUT THAT OPTION HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE. WE HAD THE 10-YEAR REVIEW, WHICH WE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER, WHEN YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THE PLAN, EVERY 10 YEARS. THIS GIVES YOU THE OPTION, WHENEVER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES MAY ARISE TO ALSO LOOK AT IT.>>THIS GIVES US THE OPTION ANNUALLY AND IT GIVES THE ENTIRE DECISION TO THIS BOARD, NOT TO THE JURISDICTIONS. BUT TO THIS BOARD TO MAKE THAT ANNOUNCEMENT?>>THAT IS CORRECT.>>MADAM CHAIR?>>WELL — GO AHEAD.>>SORRY.>>(INAUDIBLE).>>I DO MADAM CHAIR. I THINK THAT WE HAVE ALWAYS IN THE EXPERIENCE OF OUR PREVIOUS MEASURE SHOWS THAT WE HAVE ALWAYS FOLLOWED THE LANGUAGE CONTAINED IN OUR OWN ORDINANCE. THIS IS GOING TO, AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, TO THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TAX AND FEE ADMINISTRATION FOR THEIR REVIEW. WE CAN ASK THOSE QUESTIONS OF THAT AGENCY AT THE TIME WE GO THROUGH THIS REVIEW. YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BE ASKED TO FORMALLY ADOPT THIS FOR SEVERAL MORE MONTHS. AND SO WE CAN HAVE AN ANSWER TO THAT BEFORE WE COME BACK FOR FORMAL CONSIDERATION OF THE ORDINANCE. BUT, AGAIN, THE PROOF IS SORT OF IN THE PUDDENIN PUD — PUDDING S OF HOW THE AUTHORITY AND COUNTY HAVE TREATED AND I MEAN COUNTY AS A BROADER GROUP OF JURISDICTIONS HAVE TREATED CHANGES, GOING FORWARD. IT IS ON THE BASIS OF THE 10-YEAR REVIEW.>>OKAY. SO I JUST WANT TO — YOU KNOW, IN THE PAST MEASURE A, WE HAVE — WE HAVE HAD SITUATIONS WHERE WE HAD PROJECTIONS THAT WERE NOT WHAT WE HAD ANTICIPATED AND PEOPLE HAD BORROWED AGAINST THEIR FUTURE AND BECAUSE OF OUR PROJECTIONS NOT BEING AS ACCURATE AS THEY COULD HAVE BEEN, THERE WERE SOME JURISDICTIONS THAT DID NOT — DID NOT GET WHAT THEY THOUGHT THEY WOULD GET. AND SO THESE KIND OF THINGS — I THINK WHEN WE ARE GOING OUT, WITH A TAX MEASURE, WE SHOULD REALLY THINK HARD ABOUT WHAT IS IT THAT — AND ONE OF THE PEOPLE SAID IT HERE TODAY. WHAT THIS IS ABOUT IS FIGURING OUT WHAT WILL THE TAXPAYERS, WILL THE TAXPAYERS BE WILLING TO HELP US AND WHAT WILL THEY BE WILLING TO HELP US WITH. UNFORTUNATELY, IT IS GOING TO BE, YOU KNOW, BASED ON THE POLLING WHICH WAS AMAZING, IT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO SATISFY EVERYONE, BUT IF WE CAN — IF WE CAN PUT SO LONG SOMETHING THAT THE TAXPAYERS WOULD BE WILLING TO DO, THAT WOULD BE A WIN FOR EVERYONE BECAUSE THERE WOULD BE MORE RESOURCES LEFTOVER. BUT WHEN WE HAVE LITTLE THINGS LIKE THIS AND THEN WE GO OUT WITH A NAME AND WE NAME IT AND MARKET IN IT A CERTAIN WAY AND IT IS NOT WHAT PEOPLE EXPECTED, THIS IS WHY WE HAVE A PROBLEM. THIS IS — THIS IS WHY WE HAVE A PROBLEM. AND I THINK IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE, MAYBE INCLUDE, YOU KNOW, THERE WAS THAT CONVERSATION AROUND THE TAXPAYER OVERSIGHT THAT WE INCLUDE SOME OF THESE TAXPAYER GROUPS IN OUR OVERSIGHT NOT JUST POLITICALLY APPOINTED TALK BUT INCLUDE TAXPAYER OVERSIGHT GROUPS TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT OVERSIGHT TO JUST MAYBE JUST HAVE MORE EYES ON IT AS WE ARE MOVING FORWARD. A LOT OF — IT WASN’T, YOU KNOW, LIKE ALL OF US MISSED IT. THINGS THAT HAPPENED IN THE PAST WERE MISSED BY THE BOARD AND THE I TALK AND THE AUDITS AND WE DID NOT CATCH IT UNTIL WE REALIZED IT AND THAT IS HOW IT HAPPENS SOMETIMES.>>DOES THAT COVER IT ALL?>>YES, IT DOES.>>THANK YOU. KERI HOWELL?>>JUST MAYBE THIS IS A SIGN I HAVE BEEN HERE TOO LONG BUT REMIND EVERYBODY THAT WHEN WE MADE CHANGES IN THE PAST WITH THE PREVIOUS EXPENDITURE PLANS, IT WAS WHEN WE DETERMINED THAT THE MONEY THAT WE EXPECTED TO BE THERE WAS NOT. AND I APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT WE WANT TO LET THE PUBLIC KNOW THAT THIS IS THE PLAN BUT IT IS AN EXPENDITURE PLAN. AND TO AL’S POINT EARLIER THERE WAS MONEY THAT WAS MOVED AROUND AND MOVED AROUND BECAUSE A WE DID NOT HAVE THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT WE EXPECTED TO BE THERE, STARTING WITH THE RECESSION AND THEN MOVING FORWARD WITH SOME ACCOUNTING ISSUES THAT I DON’T WANT TO RELIV. BUT AT THE TIME THAT THAT HAPPENED, THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN ALL WELL AND GOOD TO LEAVE ALL OF THE PERCENTAGES THE SAME BUT IF IT MEANT THAT NONE OF THE PROJECTS ON THE LIST HAD SUFFICIENT FUNDING TO MOVE FORWARD, THEN THAT DID NOT MAKE A LOT OF SENSE. THERE WERE TIMES WHEN MONEY WAS LIFTED FROM ONE PROJECT TO ANOTHER, BECAUSE ONE PROJECT WAS READY TO GO AND IF WE MOVED FORWARD WITH THAT OUT OF SEQUENCE THEN WE WOULD TRY TO BACKFILL FOR PROJECTS THAT WERE EITHER NOT YET READY TO GO OR BEING DELAYED FOR SOME OTHER REASON. I THINK THAT WE ARE BEING SHORT SIGHT FED WE ARE NOT EXPECTING THAT THAT VERY SAME THING WILL HAPPEN OVER A 40 YEAR PERIOD. EITHER WE WILL HAVE MORE TAX REVENUE THAN WE THOUGHT OR WE WILL HAVE LESS. WE WILL NEVER HAVE THE EXACT AMOUNT OF MONEY PREDICTED AT THIS MOMENT. I THINK WE NEED TO GIVE OURS AS BIT OF ROOM TO ADJUST EXPENDITURE PLAN AND MOVE MONIES FROM ONE PROJECT TO ANOTHER AS WE NEED TO DO THAT. SO I THINK THAT IS IMPORTANT AND I THINK THAT RELATES EXACTLY TO WHAT BOARD MEMBER FROST WAS JUST REFERRING TO.>>THANK YOU MR. HANSEN?>>THANK YOU MADAM CHAIR. KERRY I WAS AT SOME OF THOSE BOARD MEETINGS, I UNDERSTAND AND AGREE WITH WHAT YOU SAID I WANT TO REFRAME IT, I THINK IT CAN BE CONFUSING. WHEN WE PUT AN EXPENDITURE PLAN OUT I BELIEVE THE CURRENT MEASURE A AND COUNTY COUNSEL CAN CORRECT ME REQUIRE TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF THIS BOARD TO SHIFT ANY OF THE EXPENDITURE TARGETS FOR THE COURSE OF THE 30 YEARS.>>TO SEIZE UPON THIS PROVISION WITHIN THE 10-YEAR, CURRENT MEASURE A IF WE WENT TO AMEND IT PRIOR TO NOW I GUESS IT WAS TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF THIS BOARD TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT IS MY RECOLLECTION. BUT WHAT KERRY IS TALKING ABOUT IS THA THAT WE CAN NOT CHANGE EXPECTED 30 YEAR ALLOCATION FOR ANY PROJECT, PROJECTS NOT READY DEPROGRAMMED THOSE MONIES AND MOVED THEM TO PROJECTS READY WHICH IS WHAT SMART NIMBLE ORGANIZATION DOES IF THEY NEED TO DO THAT. BUT NO PROJECT THAT WAS PROMISED FUNDS OVER THE 30-YEAR MEASURE WERE LATER SAID THEY WERE NOT GETTING FUNDS. THAT IS NOT WHAT WE DID. WE MOVED THE MONEY THAT WAS AVAILABLE FOR ONE PROJECT –>>(INAUDIBLE).>>BUT THE 30 YEARS, 2009 WAS NOT 30 YEARS AGO. WE HAVE 30 YEARS TO MEET EXPENDITURE PLAN CARRIED OUT UNDER THE CURRENT MEASURE A. WE HAVE NOT CHANGED PERCENTAGES IN THE CURRENT MEASURE A AT ALL. THEY ARE STILL –>>THAT IS RIGHT.>>PROJECTS THAT WERE NOT READY THAT HAD MONEY SET ASIDE FOR THEM THAT MONEY SHIFTED TO PROJECTS WERE READY. IT IS A FALLACY TO SAY WE HAVE NOT KEPT PROMISES THERE, BECAUSE NOT ALL OF THE PROMISES HAVE RIPENED INTO FRUITION.>>I WAS TALKING ABOUT THE FACT THAT YOU KNOW, IN SOME CASES THERE IS PROBABLY A PERCEPTION BECAUSE THE PERCENTAGES CHANGE BECAUSE THE ANTICIPATED TOTAL SALES TAX REVENUE DID NOT EXIST.>>BUT THE PERCENTAGES IN THE EXPENDITURE PLAN DID NOT CHANGE, WHAT WE WERE ABLE TO PAY FOR, THE TIME DID CHANGE BASED ON REVENUES, BONDS, AND WHICH PROJECTS WERE READY, SOME ASSETS WERE MOVED AROUND OVER THE 30 YEAR LIFE OF THAT MEASURE, UNLESS THIS BOARD TOOK A VOTE AND PRIOR TO 10 YEARS TWO-THIRDS VOTE, SO NOW WE’RE PAST 10 YEARS I BELIEVE IT IS PROBABLY A DIFFERENT PROCESS NOW IS THAT CORRECT MR. COUNSEL?>>WE HAVE 10-YEAR REVIEW WHICH DOES NOT REQUIRE TWO-THIRDS.>>YES. SO BUT UP UNTIL NOW IT WAS TWO-THIRDS VOTE. WE HAVE NOT CHANGED IN CURRENT MEASURE A ANY PERCENTAGE ALLOCATION. THOSE ARE STILL PROMISES THAT WE MADE AND WE HAVE 20, 19-ISH YEARS TO KEEP PROMISES.>>NOT ENTIRELY CONVINCED AGREE WITH YOU THAT THE PERCENTAGES HAVE NOT CHANGED SUSPECT THEY.>>JUST THE FACT.>>WE WERE NOT TYPICALLY LOOKING AT PERCENTAGES LOOKING AT DOLLAR VALUES.>>BUT THOSE WERE NOT SCHEDULED TO BE DONE BAY CERTAIN DATE. THE FACT IS OF MATTER IS THAT WE HAVE NOT CHANGED ANY PERCENTAGES. WE HAVE MOVED MONEY IN CURRENT YEARS TO PROJECTS FUNDED AND DEPROGRAMMED MONEY AND PUT INTO FUTURE YEARS THAT IS ALL WE DID. WE HAVE NOT CHANGED ANY PERCENTAGES PERIOD.>>I’M SAYING I’M NOT SURE THAT IS TRUE.>>NOT FORMALLY –>>WELL, BILL, WE HAVE NOT CHANGED ANY PERCENTAGES IN THE EXPENDITURE PLAN?>>AGREEING WITH YOU THAT IS CORRECT.>>YES. BUT WE DID FUND THINGS EARLIER THAT WERE SMART. THINGS THAT WERE NOT READY, HAD THEIR MONIES MOVED TO PROJECTS THAT WERE. THAT IS ALL. THAT IS NORMAL. DO IN ANY OF OUR>>I AM SUGGESTING WE NEED TO TAKE IT ONE STEP FURTHER.>>I AGREE. WHEN WE MAKE A PROMISE, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KEEP IT. I THINK MS. FROST IS SUGGESTING WE MAY NOT KEEP IT.>>NO, WHAT I AM ASKS IS DO WE HAVE TO OPERATE UNDER THE PUBLIC UTILITIES CODE? ACCORDING TO THIS CODE, THIS BOARD IS ALMOST MISLEADING TO RIDE IT ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE ORDINANCE AND EXPENDITURE PLAN THAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT IT EVERY YEAR WHEN EVERY YEAR YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE IT BY THIS BOARD AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO TALK TO THE OTHER JURISDICTIONS.>>REQCAN I RESPOND TO THAT?>>YES.>>I WAS ASKING COUNCIL THAT QUESTION, NOT THE BOARD.>>I HAVE THE FLOOR NOW. LET ME JUST, I BELIEVE WE COULD INCLUDE IN THIS EX OPTION R THAE FIRST 10 YEARS IT WOULD TAKE TWO-THIRDS VOTE, RIGHT?>>I DON’T THINK IT IS IN THE CURRENT MEASURE. YOU CAN DO THAT FOR THIS MEASURE. I CAN SAY THE PROVISION YOU ARE REFERRING TO IS OPTIONAL WITH THE BOARD. I THINK WHAT YOU ARE GETTING TOWARDS IS CAN WE DO THAT AT THE OUTSET, BASICALLY SAY WE ARE NOT GOING TO EXERCISE THE OPTION TO LOOK AT THIS ANNUALLY. WHATEVER YOU APPROVE IS HOW IT IS GOING TO BE FOR THE FIRST 10 YEARS. MAYBE THAT IS WHAT YOU HAD IN MIND.>>CAN WE JUST LINE OUT THAT END OF THE SENTENCE SO WE LEAVE OUT PUBLIC UTILITY SO WE ARE NOT WRITING INTO THE PLAN AND THE ORDINANCE SOMETHING THAT IS NOT OUR INTENTION AND NOT THE WAY WE ARE MARKETING IT?>>I WOULDN’T PUT IT THAT WAY. WE CAN’T LINE OUT PUBLIC UTILITIES CODE. I THINK YOU WANT THAT FLEXIBILITY FROM THAT PROVISION. WHAT I AM SAYING PROCEDURALLY IF YOU WANTED THE NEW ORDINANCE TO INCLUDE A PROVISION THAT SAYS WE ARE NOT GOING TO EXERCISE THAT OPTION, IF WE HAVE UNEXPECTED ADDITIONAL REVENUES OR IF THERE ARE UNFORESEEN EVENTS, WE ARE NOT GOING TO CHANGE ANYTHING. I AM NOT SURE YOU WANT TO DO THAT, BUT YOU COULD.>>WELL, I GUESS THE REASON THAT THIS IS IMPORTANT TO ME IS BECAUSE 89% IN THE RESULT OF THE POLLING, 89% FELT, AND THIS IS REGION WIDE, INCLUDING ALL JURISDICTIONS, 89% FELT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO HAVE SAFEGUARDS AND THE MONEY WAS WHAT WAS DELIVERED WAS WHAT THEY THOUGHT WAS DELIVERED. FOR THE SAKE OF TRANSPARENCY TO MAKE SURE I UNDERSTOOD IT. WHEN I SAW IT, IT WAS A LITTLE BIT OF A SURPRISE. I WAS JUST ASKING.>>THERE IS ALSO .>>SOMETHING TO INCLUDE IN THE CONVERSATION. THERE IS TWO DIFFERENT ISSUES. THERE IS AN ISSUE OF WHAT IF WE GET ALL OF THE REVENUE WE EXPECT, THE DOLLAR FIGURE IN THE PARAGRAPH I, WE GET IT ALL OVER THE FIRST TWO, THREE, FIVE, YEARS, YOUR CONCERN IS THE PROVISION IN THE CODE WOULD ALLOW THIS BOARD UNDER THOSE CIRCUMSTANCE TO CHANGE-UP THOSE ALLOCATIONS. SECOND WE DON’T GET ALL OF THAT MONEY. THAT HAPPENED IN THE FIRST 10 YEARS OF MEASURE A. THAT IS WHY WE HAD THE ALLOCATIONS THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED SO FAR UNDER THE CURRENT MEASURE.>>IF I COULD SUGGEST. MAYBE THE SUBCOMMITTEE COULD CHEW THIS OVER AND COME BACK WITH A SUGGESTED LANGUAGE, AT LEAST TO HASH IT OUT AND COME TO A CONCLUSION THE MAJORITY CAN SUPPORT. DID YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE?>>I DIDN’T WANT TO GET INTO THAT DEPTH. I WANTED TO CLARIFY THE CONVERSATION. WHAT I WANT TO DO IS ASK THE STAFF AS WE WORK ON THESE VARIOUS EXPENDITURE PLANS I WAS TROUBLED ABOUT RANCHO NOT GETTING A DOLLAR IN FOR A DOLLAR BACK. THAT DOESN’T CAPTURE THE REGIONAL PROJECTS. I THINK WITH EACH PLAN THAT WE HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO THE EXTENT THEY ARE FEASIBLE OR WE WILL DEBATE THEM THAT THEY SHOW THE VALUE TO THE POPULATION OF THE JURISDICTIONS, EACH OF THE REGIONAL PROJECTS. THAT IS NUMBER ONE. THAT IS AFALAS SEE WE DON’T BENEFIT FROM TRANSIT IF WE LIVE IN FOLSOM OR DON’T BENEFIT IN THE PARKWAY, WHICH ARE SEPARATE BUCKETS. WE NEED TO SHOW THAT WORK SO THE PUBLIC AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD SEE HOW THAT WILL FUNCTION. WE SHOULD FULLY VET THE T EXPENE PLAN AND HAVE A STREETS POLICY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE THAT IS MORE ROBUST SO THE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDS WE ARE NOT FIXING THINGS IN THE BROKEN WAY THAT THEY ARE AND PUTTING THEM BACK IN THE BROKEN WAY. THERE IS NO OTHER WAY THAN TO PUT IT IN THE ORDINANCE. I TRIED IN 2016 TO GET THE STREETS POLICY IN THE MEASURE B. PEOPLE DON’T WANT STREETS WITHOUT SIDEWALKS, THEY DON’T WANT UNSAFE CROSSWALKS OR FACILITIES THAT ARE DANGEROUS. FROM POINT A TO B IS THE ONLY WAY IS TO TAKE THE CAR. WE HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO FIX THINGS SO THEY ARE COMPLETE AND WHOLE STREETS. I ALSO — I DON’T BE KNOW EXACTLY AND THIS IS MY QUESTION. HOW IS THIS BOARD BECAUSE I AM NOT ON THE SUBCOMMITTEE. HOW IS THE BOARD GOING TO BE ABLE TO WORK THROUGH THE QUESTIONS SO THOROUGHLY THAT THE PEOPLE IN THE ROOM WHO REPRESENT 10S OF THOUSANDS OF OTHER PEOPLE AND SOME DON’T AGREE. THE ALLIANCE FOR JOBS DEPARTMENT LIKE THE TRANSIT FOLKS. EXPENDITURE PLANS ARE OPPOSED THAT THEY PUT FORWARD THAT IS UNFORTUNATE. THERE NEEDS TO BE CONSENSUS, BUT I DON’T SEE THIS PROCESS AT THIS POINT THROUGH THE SUBCOMMITTEE OR SOMETHING ELSE IS GOING TO YIELD SOMETHING I CAN SUPPORT OR THAT MY CONSTITUENTS WILL SUPPORT. THEY SOUND LIKE THE PEOPLE IN THE ROOM. THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE VALUE OF THE INVESTMENTS, INNER GENERATIONAL VALUE OF THE INVESTMENTS TO MAKE SURE THE COMMUNITY AND ECONOMY IS SUSTAINABLE. I FEEL THAT HERE WE ARE AT THIS CROSSROADS WITH NO CLEAR MAP HOW WE ARE GOING TO GET TO THE END PRODUCT THAT WILL HELP THE PEOPLE WHO SEE, YOU KNOW, WHETHER IT IS THE CONNECTOR GETTING HALF A BILLION DOLLARS IN THE PLAN PROPOSED BY AL LINE FOR JOBS OR I HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE FROM SMART THAT WE NEED MORE TRANSIT AND NOT MORE OF THE ROADS. HOW WILL WE DO THAT? I DON’T SEE A PATH.>>MR. HANSEN, I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THE PROCESS THAT HAS BEEN EMPLOYED TO DATE IN THE LIMITED TIME I HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH IT, HAVING A STEERING COMMITTEE FOR THE STAFF AND CONSULTANTS TO WORK WITH ON ISSUES THAT COME UP BECAUSE WE ARE REACHING OUT TO CONSTITUENCIES ALL OF THE TIME WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT AND IN THE NEXT ITEM RELATIVE TO THE SCHEDULE THAT WE ARE PROPOSING WE ARE SERIOUS ABOUT EXPANDING THE TIME FOR INPUT AND GIVING US THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH THOSE CONSTITUENTS AND THE CHAIR HAS AN IDEA ABOUT POTENTIALLY EXPANDING THE STEERING COMMITTEE THAT AGAIN I THINK HAS WORKED WELL ON ISSUES. THE STEERING COMMITTEE IS NOT TAKING ANY FINAL ACTION. THEY ARE HEARING INPUT WE PROVIDE AND INDICATING THEIR OWN INPUT IN THE PROCESS. ANY DECISIONS COME BEFORE THE FULL BOARD IN PUBLIC SESSION. I THINK THAT FROM MY LIMITED OBSERVATION THAT PROCESS HAS WORKED WELL SO FAR. THAT DOESN’T MEAN WE ARE GOING TO IGNORE OR SHUT OFF THE CONSTITUENTS AS WE GO OUT AND LITERALLY REACH OUT TO GET THEIR INPUT AS WELL, BRINGING THAT BACK TO THE STEERING COMMITTEE SO THAT THEY HAVE THAT INFORMATION AS THEY WOULD MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE FULL BOARD.>>THANK YOU. THIS IS MY LAST THOUGHT. THIS IS NOT A HONEY POT FOR SPECIAL INTERESTS AND PEOPLE WHO WANT TO FEATHER THEIR OWN NESTS. WE HAVE TO TAKE TO HEART THE COMMENTS FROM OUR CITIZENS WHO WANT TO SEE THIS AS A VALUE TO THEM AND TO THE FUTURE. I APPRECIATE THE WORK YOU ARE DOING, WILL. WE HAVE TO MAINTAIN A HIGH LEVEL OF TRUST IF WE GET TWO-THIRDS. THIS IS TO SHOW PEOPLE HOW TO DO THAT AND YOU ARE LEADING ON THAT PROCESS. THANK YOU.>>MR. GATEWOOD.>>I AM SORRY YOU FELT THAT. MY CITIZENS ARE NOT ACCEPTING THIS PROPOSAL HOW IT IS AT ALL. NOT THAT WE DON’T WANT CLEAN AIR AND NICE TRANSIT AND ROADS IN, BUT IF WE GIVE $8.5 MILLION AND ONLY $3 MILLION COMES BACK THAT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE IN RANCHO CORE DO VO. IR COULD GET MY OWN TAX BILL. WE TOOK A POLL AND PROMISED TO FOLLOW POLL. WHAT WHAT CITIZENS WANT US TO FE ROADS AND POTHOLES. THIS IS NOT WHAT I AM SEEING. I DON’T SEE THIS AS — THERE NO WAY SOMETHING IN THE 30s IS GOING TO PASS. NO WAY MY CITIZENS WHICH WERE 75 TO 77,000 ARE BEHIND THIS. THEY WILL VOTE THIS DOWN AND YOU LOSE US AND CITUS HEIGHTS AND LOSE MOST OF ELK GROVE, THIS IS NOT GOING THROUGH. WE NEED TO GO THROUGH SOMETHING THAT LOOKS AT LEAST FAIR TO US THE CITIES THAT ARE DONATING THE MONEY, WHERE WE FEEL LIKE WE ARE GETTING THE SAME AMOUNT BACK OUT THAT WE ARE PUTTING IN. I GET IT. WE WANT TO DO TRANSIT, BUT 1%. WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS FIRST FIX WHAT WE HAVE. WE WANT TO GET ROADS TO SOMETHING REASONABLE. ONCE WE GET THERE, WE ARE WILLING TO GO TALK ABOUT THE OTHER THINGS. WE DON’T MIND PUTTING IN 20, 30% INTO THE OVERALL NEST TO HELP OUT. HOW DO I GO TO A CITIZEN AND SAY FOR EVERY DOLLAR YOU ARE ONLY GETTING 30% BACK IN THAT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE. YOU CAN’T GO WITH THAT. FLEETTHER CAN — NEITHER CAN THE SMALL CITIES. WHY DO WE PAY $170,000 TO A GROUP TO DO A POLL WHEN WE DO NOT FOLLOW WHAT THE POLL SAYS. NO WAY THIS WILL PASS. IF YOU GOT BEHIND THIS AND PUSHED IT, THERE IS NO WAY TO PASS IT. LET’S TAKE TIME TO COME UP WITH SOMETHING TO PASS. I WANT THIS TO PASS. OUR ROADS ARE ALL DEGRADING RIGHT NOW. IF WE WANT THIS TO PASS WE HAVE TO LISTEN TO CITIZENS. I CAN GO TO THE OTHER STUFF IN THE POLL. THAT IS ALL I TO GO OFF OF IS THE POLL THAT SHOWS THE MASS TRANSIT AND THANK YOU ALL THE INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE COME. IT DOESN’T HAVE THE SUPPORT OF THE INDIVIDUAL GROUPS. SO IT DOESN’T HAVE SUPPORT. MY OWN GROUP, MY OWN STAFF CAN’T FIND A WAY TO MAKE THIS WORK. WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR IS, ONE, MORE VOICE, AND TWO TO MAKE IT FAIR TO THE AS A MATTER OF LAW GROUPS NOT REPRESENTED IN THIS TAX REVENUE. WITHOUT RANCHO AND CITUS HEIGHTS, THIS IS NOT PASSING. THERE IS NO WAY THEY WILL GET 60 TO 70% OF THE VOTE.>>THANK YOU. MR. MILLER.>>THANKS. CITUS HEIGHTS IS BUILT WITH NO POSSIBLE EXPANSION OUTSIDE BOUNDARIES. WE HAVE A HUGE NEED TO MAINTAIN ROADS. 70% OF THE VOTERS SAID THAT. WE ARE COMPLETING STREETS AND BICYCLE TRAILS. WE DON’T NEED LANES OR ROADS. WE WERE THE FIRST IN THE WORLD TO ADD CITY-WIDE ON DEMAND DOOR-TO-DOOR TRANSIT SERVICE IN SMART RIDE. IT BENEFITS SENIORS AND DISABLED. WE WERE FIRST TO INSTALL FAST ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION. WE DID NOT RECEIVE THE MEASURE A ALLOCATIONS FOR 18-19. THERE WAS NO RECESSION. WE HAD PROJECTS READY. THERE IS A TRUST ISSUE WITH THIS BOARD. I BELIEVE WE PAID THE MONEY BORROWED ON PROJECTS FOR OTHER AGENCIES. HOW WILL WE BE MADE WHOLE? WHAT IS TO STOP THIS FROM TAKING OUR FUTURE FUNDS. ON THE LAST PLAN WE WERE INADEQUATE. UNTIL THESE QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED I CAN’T SUPPORT ANOTHER SALES TAX TO TAX OUR CITIZENS FOR PROJECTS AND SERVICES TO HELP OTHERS WHILE WE DON’T HELP OUR ROADS. THERE ARE TRIPS THAT NEITHER ORIGINATE OR END IN OUR CITY. I WILL LEAVE IT AT THAT.>>THANK YOU.>>SO LET ME BEGIN BY EXPRESSING MY GRATITUDE TO THE PEOPLE THAT TOOK THE TIME-OUT OF YOUR BUSY SCHEDULES TO BE HERE AND TWICE.>>TWICE.>>I WAS GOING TO SAY SELFISHLY I APPRECIATE IT BECAUSE I WAS UNABLE TO BE AT THE PREVIOUS MEETING FOR PERSONAL REASONS. SELFISHLY I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR DIRECTLY FROM YOU. I WANT TO START BY SAYING THAT I AGREE WITH MOST OF WHAT WAS SAID, ESPECIALLY WITH REGARDS TO THE THEMATIC STATEMENT THAT WE CAN’T CONTINUE TO DO THE SAME THING OVER AND EXPECT DIFFERENT OUTCOMES. AS A MEMBER OF BOTH THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, RT BOARD, LOCAL DISTRICT AND CALIFORNIA RESOURCES BOARD ESPECIALLY, I BELIEVE VERY STRONGLY THAT WHATEVER FORM ULTIMATELY THIS MEASURE MAY TAKE, WHETHER IT IS IN THE NEAR FUTURE OR YEARS AWAY BECAUSE WE CAN’T SEEM TO MAKE IT WORK NOW, IT HAS TO BE A BOLD PLAN. IT CANNOT BE TIMID. THERE IS TOO MUCH AT STAKE. WHAT USED TO BE DECADES AGO THE SIMPLICITY OF SIMPLY LOOKING AT OUR TRANSPORTATION NEEDS, IT IS NOT THAT ANY LONGER. IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT TRANSPORTATION. IT IS ABOUT PUBLIC HEALTH, GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS. I DISAGREE RESPECTFULLY WITH THE ONE SPEAKER WHO SAID, I UNDERSTAND KOALAS ARE NOT YOUR CONSTITUENTS. I ARGUE THEY ARE. THE DECISIONS WE MAKE IN THIS CONEXT ABOUT TRANSPORTATION NEEDS AND RESOURCES HAVE A CLEAR AND DIRECT CONNECTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE. AS FRUSTRATED AS SOME ARE ON THIS BOARD WE JUST HEARD FROM IN TERMS OF LOOKING AT THE ALLOCATION AND WHETHER OR NOT QUESTION IF IT IS EQUITABLE, I HEAR AND UNDERSTAND IT. I WANT TO SPEAK FOR MYSELF THROUGH THE LENS OF PUBLIC HEALTH. WE HAVE TO FIX WHAT WE HAVE. WE HAVE TO HAVE A FAIR ALLOCATION FOR SURFACE TRANSPORTATION NEEDS, BUT I ALSO AGREE VERY STRONGLY WE REALLY NEED TO PUSH THE ENVELOPE ON A DIFFERENT DAY FOR TRANSIT. WE ARE NOT GOING TO GET THERE IF WE CONTINUE TO BE SCARED OF OUR SHADOW WHEN IT COMES TO DOING THAT. THAT IS WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM THIS BOARD MEMBER AS WE MOVE THROUGH THE PROCESS. THAT IS WHERE I AM AT. I HAVE HEARD FROM SEVERAL TODAY. I HAVE HEARD FROM OTHERS THAT HAVE 101 MEETINGS ABOUT THE NEED TO BE BOLD. I APPRECIATE THOSE ON THE AUTHORITY BOARD THAT HAVE SPOKEN TODAY AND BEFORE THAT SHARE THAT SENTIMENT. I CAN’T STRESS IT ENOUGH. AGAIN, LET’S NOT FORGET THIS IS A PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURE AS MUCH AS ANYTHING ELSE.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, CHAIR. I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY FOR COMING OUT TODAY AND HEARING YOUR VOICES. IT IS NOT LOST REGARDLESS OF WHETHER FOLKS AGREE OR NOT. I TRULY BELIEVE THAT. YOU KNOW, AS A COMMUTER MYSELF I NEED TO DRIVE FROM THE SOUTHWEST OF THE REGION TO THE NORTHEAST SO I FEEL IT. I IT IS IN THAT CAR SO I KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE TRAFFIC RELIEF FOR ME PERSONALLY AND EVERYBODY ELSE ON THE ROADS WITH ME. I REPRESENT A COMMUNITY DOWN IN ELK GROVE WHERE WE DON’T HAVE GOOD TRANSITED RIGHT NOW AND BECAUSE THE FREEWAYS ARE MAXED OUT, GOING FORWARD AS GROWTH CONTINUES TO OCCUR, WE DON’T HAVE ANY OPTION OTHER THAN TO HAVE TRANSIT. THAT IS ABSOLUTELY A VITAL PIECE OF INFRASTRUCTURE FOR OUR COMMUNITY AND FOR THE FUTURE, NOT TO MENTION THE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION REDUCTIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS ALREADY RAISED. AS I — I GIVE YOU BOTH PERSPECTIVES BECAUSE THIS MEASURE IS GOING TO BE A TRUE TEST OF THE REGION’S ABILITY TO COLLABORATE. IT IS A QUESTION OF ALL OF MY FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES UP ON THIS HOW BAD DO WE WANT TO BE RIGHT VERSUS HOW BAD DO WE WANT TO MOVE THE NEEDLE? THIS IS ONLY THE FIRST HURDLE. THEN WE HAVE TO GO TO THE VOTERS. MANY OF THOSE VOTERS DON’T TAKE TRANSIT. EVERYBODY HERE KNOWS THAT. THEY FEEL THE TRAFFIC AND THEY ARE SITTING IN THERE LIKE I AM. THEY ARE GOING TO VOTE WITH THEIR HEARTS IN THAT REGARD. BE BOLD, YES. WILL YOU RESONATE WITH THE PERSON SITTING IN TRAFFIC WHO WANTS HIS OR HER FREEWAY CONGESTION RELIEVED? I DOUBT THAT MYSELF. AGAIN, YOU KNOW, I AM HEARING THE DIFFERENT SIDES UP HERE. I NEED TO IMPRESS UPON MY COLLEAGUES WE NEED TO GET IT TOGETHER RIGHT HERE FIRST TO SPEAK AS ONE VOICE AND WE CAN’T ALL BE RIGHT. WE WON’T ALL BE HAPPY. WE ARE NOT GOING TO GET EVERYTHING WE WANT. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE PLAN AND SPEAK TO THE VOTERS, I SEE FROM THE STARTING POINT WHAT IS PRESENTED BEFORE US TODAY IS NOT SOMETHING THAT WE SHOULD — THAT NEEDS THROWN OUT. IT IS NOT ENTIRELY EQUITABLE, NOT ENOUGH TRANSIT OR ENOUGH ROADS, I GUARANTEE THERE ARE GOOD THINGS FOR EVERY PARTY. THERE IS RELIEF ON THE FREEWAYS, TAKING CARE OF ROADS, TAKING CARE OF THE CURRENT SYSTEM. YOU HEARD RT COME UP AND TALK POSITIVELY SO THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY TODAY. I THINK IT IS A STARTING POINT, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH MY COLLEAGUES TO FINDING CONSENSUS SO WE CAN MOVE FORWARD AND START TO COMMUNICATE WITH VOTERS OF THE REGION. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR. I WOULD ECHO WHAT IS SAID RELATIVE TO THANKING THOSE WHO WEIGHED IN TODAY BUT ALSO OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST 30-DAYS. ONE THING THAT WE CAN AGREE ON IS THAT OUR TRANSPORTATION NETWORK IS 30-DAYS MORE AGED THAN IT WAS A MONTH AGO. THE NEEDS WILL CONTINUE TO BE THERE WHETHER WE FIGURE OUT A MEASURE BEFORE THE VOTERS OR NOT. I THINK WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE PRAGMATISTIC AND VISIONARY AND THOSE ARE IN DIRECT CONFLICT. THE JOBS MR. KEMPTON AND OTHERS ARE TASKED WITH AS WE CONTINUE TO SEEK INFORMATION AND COME BACK IN THE CHAMBERS AND DELIBERATE WILL BE BEFORE THE VOTERS, YOU KNOW, WHAT IS INCLUDED AND WON’T BE INCLUDED AS PART OF THAT. I WANT TO SAY AS MUCH AS WE STARTED SINCE THE DEFEATED LAST MEASURE TO TRY TO BE TIMELY AND GIVE OURSELVES TIME TO PUT TOGETHER A PLAN THAT REFLECTS, OBVIOUSLY, A VARIETY OF ELEMENTS WE CAN GET BEHIND, TIME IS NOT OUR FRIEND AGAIN. WE ARE BACK WHERE WE HOPED WE WOULDN’T BE. IT IS GOING TO BE VERY IMPORTANT FOR THOSE THAT, ALL OF US WHO REPRESENT SIGNIFICANT VOTING CONSTITUENT GOES TO FIGURE OUT AS BEST WE CAN BOTH HERE AND THEN RESPECTIVELY THIS HAS TO GO BACK TO OUR RESPECTIVE BODIES FOR CONCURRENCE AND SUPPORT. YOU KNOW, THE WORK THAT WE ARE ABOUT TO DO OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS, PROBABLY COUPLE MONTHS, YOU KNOW, IS GOING TO HAVE TREMENDOUS BEARING ON OUR COLLEAGUES AND CONSTITUENTS WILL HAVE BEFORE THEM IN SUPPORT OR NOT COME NOVEMBER. THAT IS WHERE WE GET TO. I THINK TODAY IS INDICATIVE OF THE STRESSES AND STRAINS THAT GO INTO TRYING TO CRAFT SOMETHING WE BELIEVE WE CAN GET BEHIND AND WE BELIEVE REFLECTS THE COMPONENTS THAT ARE PART OF THE COMMENTS TODAY AND PART OF WHAT WE KNOW HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED IN THE POLLING AS WELL AS FROM OUR RESPECTIVE DELIBERATIONS AND CHAMBERS RELATIVE TO INFRASTRUCTURE AND INVESTMENTS. IT IS SAID MANY TIMES. OBVIOUSLY, IF WE DON’T FIND THE SWEET SPOT AND BE ABLE TO CONVEY THAT TO VOTERS AND REFLECT THAT, THEN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A WHOLE LOT OF NOTHING. I THINK WE RECOGNIZE THAT THE INFRASTRUCTURE AGES AND SO I AM GOING TO TRY TO GET THIS AS WIDE AS WE CAN AND RESPECT THE VOICES HERE AND CONSTITUENTS. A LOT OF WORK AHEAD. IT IS NOT ALL ON YOUR SHOULDERS BUT COMPLIMENTS THOUGH THOSE TODAY WHO WEIGHED IN. WE HAVE A LOT TO WORK ON.>>PATRICK.>>I WILL TRY TO BE MORE CONCISE. I DO APPRECIATE EVERYONE THAT HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE COMMENT TODAY. I WANT TO ECHO THE END OF WHAT DIRECTOR NAT TOLLLY WAS SPEAKING ABOUT. I WAS TALKING TO A CONSTITUENT THAT MADE A COMMENT TO SUM UP WHAT I WAS DRIVING AT THE LAST TIME WE MET. THE WOLVES ARE ARGUING OVER THE CARCASS WHILE THE ANIMAL IS STILL ON THE HOOF. IF YOU THINK ABOUT THAT. THAT MEANS UNTIL THIS PLAN IS PASSED WE HAVE 100% NOTHING TO DISCUSS WHERE IT GOES. THAT WAS THE POINT I WAS TRYING TO MAKE. I APPRECIATE THE POINT ABOUT THIS BEING A HEALTH ISSUE. STRESS IS A MAJOR FACTOR IN PEOPLE’S HEALTH. THE STRESS OF SITTING IN TRAFFIC AS THE DIRECTOR MENTIONED IS A REAL CONCERN. I THINK IF WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT BEING BOLD OR NOT USING OLD THINKING, AN EASY TRAP IS CONFLIRTING CONGESTION — CONFLATING CONGESTION. IT IS THE TYPE OF FUEL, AU AUTOMATION AND RIDE SHARE AND NOT HAVING TRADITIONAL OWNERSHIP OF VEHICLES. IT IS NOT IN REDUCING THE NEED FOR CAPACITY. TO CONTINUE TO DEMONIZE ROAD WAY CAPACITY IS NOT GOING TO SERVE US. OUR POLL NUMBERS TELL US THAT IS WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO THE VOTERS. I DON’T KNOW HOW WE GOT TO THIS POINT AND I DON’T WANT TO GO IN THE WEEDS. IN 2016,WE CAME CLOSE, WITHIN 1% OF HITTING THAT MAGICAL TWO-THIRDS NUMBER. WE SAID THE VARIABLE WHY WE DIDN’T HIT THAT NUMBER WAS BECAUSE WE GOT STARTED TOO LATE AND DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH TIME FOR THE EDUCATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAM. RATHER THAN TEST THAT AND GO BACK TO THE VOTERS WITH A MORE CRAFTED EDUCATION AND OUTREACH ENDED THE PLAN WITH SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THAT WE ARE BACK IN THE SAME PLACE AGAIN ARGUING OVER THE CARCASS THAT DOESN’T YET EXIST. WHAT I AM TRYING TO SAY IS THAT THE WE WANT TO KEEP HAVING US VERSUS THEM MIND SET THAT I HAVE TO DEMONIZE THE — DEMONIZE THE OPPOSITION. WE ARE GOING TO DRIVE THIS WHERE IT IS NEVER ON THE BALLOT. IF IT GETS THERE THE VOTERS WILL SAY YOU ASKED AND WE DIDN’T LISTEN. IF WE GET THERE IT IS A DISSERVICE. I IMPLORE AS WE DIVE INTO THIS PLAN TO THE EXTENT WE DON’T PLAY AROUND THE EDGES, WE GET IN AND LOOK AT THE PLAN THAT MAKES SENSE FOR ALL COMMUNITIES WITHIN THE REGION AND BE HONEST ABOUT IT. THAT IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY TODAY. THANK YOU.>>MR. HARRIS.>>I HAVE SAID BEFORE THIS PLAN CANNOT BE EVERYTHING TO ALL PEOPLE. YOU HAVE HEARD THAT IN THE COMMENTS TODAY. I AGREE WITH MR. HUME. THIS WILL NEVER SATISFY EVERYBODY COMPLETELY. I WILL SAY THIS HAVING SAT ON THE COMMUNITY TO BRING FORWARD THE DRAFT EXPENDITURE PLAN OVER THE LAST YEAR WE DID MAKE A PRETTY GOOD ATTEMPT TO TRY TO REFLECT THE WILL OF THE VOTERS VIA POLLING AS BEST WE COULD. EVERYTHING IN THIS TRANSPORTATION EXPENDITURE PLAN IS A COMPROMISE. THERE IS ONE PIECE THAT IS FRUSTRATING FOR ME, WHICH IS THAT IT IS CRAFTED MORE ON DESIRE THAN ON DATA. I THINK THAT THE IDEA BRINGING IN SOME DATA FROM THE MT P TP WL BE VALUABLE. I APPRECIATE WHAT THEY HAVE PUT IN THE WORK. WE HEAR ABOUT IT BEING BOLD WITH THE EXPENDITURE PLAN. I WOULD LOVE TO LOWER VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED AND REDUCE GREENHOUSE GASES. WE CAN’T EFFECT THAT THROUGH A TAX MEASURE. IT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN WITH ONE MEASURE. WE SHOULD WORK IN THAT DIRECTION. AS HAS BEEN STATED SEVERAL TIMES IF WE DON’T PASS THE MEASURE WE HAVE A LOT OF NOTHING TO TALK ABOUT, THE STATUS QUO. IT IS NOT GOING IN THE WAY WE WOULD LIKE IT TO GO. I LOOK FORWARD TO THAT DATA. IT IS GOING TO BE VERY IMPORTANT MOVING FORWARD. ANOTHER THING I WOULD LIKE TO SAY. SOME OF THE TESTIMONY TODAY SEEMS PREDICATED ON THE ASSUMPTION IF YOU BUILD NEW ROADS YOU WILL INCREASE BMT. I CHALLENGE THAT. GIVEN THE CONGESTION PROBLEMS. SOMETIMES IT CAN RELIEF A LOT OF GREENHOUSE GASES BECAUSE TRANSPORTATION FLOWS MORE EFFICIENTLY AND FREQUENTLY. YOU HAVE TO BE CREATIVE IN THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT IT. ANYONE OF THE IDEAS ARE ABSOLUTE. IF WE DON’T PASS THIS, WE ARE GOING TO BE HIND THE EIGHT BALL IN TERMS OF TRANSPORTATION POSSIBILITIES MOVING FORWARD. I LOOK FORWARD TO MORE WORK ON THE COMMITTEE TO SEE IF WE CAN GET MORE BUY IN. I WOULD LIKE TO LEAVE IT WITH THIS. I THINK THE TEP AT THIS POINT IS NOT THE SAME AS MEASURE B. WE ARE LOOKING AT IT THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS MORE CREATIVELY MOVING TO THE DIRECTION TO SATISFY MORE PEOPLE. TO THAT EXTENT IF WE ONLY MISSED BY 1% LAST TIME PERHAPS WE HAVE A SHOT.>>MR. HOW WELL.>>AGAIN I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE OTHER BOARD MEMBERS TODAY, THE FOLKS THAT WERE UNABLE TO SPEAK THAT CAME BACK TODAY TO SHARE THOUGHTS WITH US. AGAIN, THIS IS COMMENT BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF COMMENTS ABOUT DISCUSSION OF COMPLETE STREETS AND SUGGESTING THAT POLICY PERHAPSTORTATION ENGINEERING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING POLICY SHOULD BE THE PURVIEW, I WANT TO REMINDER EVERYBODY IT IS THIS BOARD THAT OVERSEEING THE MONEY GENERATORRED FROM SALES TAX AND DOLES IT TO THE PROJECTS ON THE APPROVED EXPENDITURE LIST. THOSE COME FROM THE INDIVIDUALS JURISDICTIONS, CITY OF FULLSOM,AULT OF THE MEMBER AGENCIES. THE PROJECTS AND PLANS AND DISCUSSIONS ABOUT GREENHOUSE GAS AND MILES TRAVELED IS IN THE PROJECT PLANNED. IF THERE ARE SIDEWALKS, ALL OF THAT FOR INFORMATION IS DONE BY ENGINEERS. THEY ALL CAME TOGETHER TO DUKE IT OUT. I DID NOT ATTEND THE MEETINGS. IT IS ALL OF THE PROFESSIONAL FOLKS. THAT IS HOW THE DRAFT GOT TO BE WHAT IS IN THE DRAFT PLAN. TO THOSE WORRIED ABOUT SPECIFIC THINGS ABOUT COMPLETE STREETS AND ALL OF THAT, THE PLACE TO BRING THOSE CONVERSATIONS UP IS AT FOLSOM COUNCIL MEETING, RANCHO. THIS OBJECTIVE IS TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE SALES TAX PLAN AND OVERSEE THE PROJECTS INCLUDED IN THE PLAN. WE DON’T DESIGN OR BUILD. HAVING SAID THAT, I DO THINK THIS IS A DIFFERENT PLAN FROM WHAT IT WAS IN 2016. I AM FLOOD YOU FEEL PASSIONATE ABOUT THIS. IF WE COME UP WITH A PLAN NO ONE IS HAPPY WITH, WE HAVE PROBABLY DONE A REALLY GOOD JOB. I HOPE WE CAN AGREE ON WHAT DOES AND DOES NOT NEED TO BE IN THE PLAN. ALL OF US THAT FEEL PASSIONATELY ABOUT IT WILL TALK TO NEIGHBORS ON THE LIGHT RAIL TRAIN OR WHATEVER CONVINCE THEM THAT WE CAN MAKE THE IMPROVEMENTS TO KEEP THE REGION ECONOMICALLY VIABLE.>>MR. GATEWOOD.>>I WOULD LOVE TO, YOU KNOW, TRY TO SPLIT THIS INTO TWO THINGS. ONE WELDS AND ONE BORING. WHAT IS BORES IS ROADS AND FIXING POTHOLES. THEN HAVE ANOTHER HALF ON THIS CREATIVE BILL TO GET THE ROADS AND THE MASS TRANSIT APSTUFF WE WANT. I DON’T KNOW HOW VIABLE THAT IS, BUT I WOULD LOVE TO SPLIT THIS INTO SOMETHING THAT I KNOW THAT HAS THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF PASSING AND SOMETHING MORE CREATIVE THAT WE COULD GET. A LOT OF THIS IS RUNNING INTO I WANT TO PROTECT MY CITIZENS SO THE UBERS CAN WORK IN THE NEXT 20 YEARS. I ALSO THINK MASS TRANSIT. THERE IS NO REASON WHY WE HAVE TO BE JUST ONE AND DONE. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE SOMETHING ALONG THOSE LINES. WHY NOT STEP OUT AND LET THE VOTERS DECIDE. IF YOU PUT SOMETHING ON THERE THAT SAYS WE WILL KEEP THE ROADS FIXED. THEN THIS IS INCLUDING ROADS AND TRANSIT. LET THE CITIZENS MAKE THE DECISION.>>MS. FROST.>>I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A FINAL COMMENT RELATING TO THE POLLING. I WAS EXCITED WHEN I SAW THE POLLING BECAUSE IT GAVE ME SOME CONFIRMATION THAT I UNDERSTOOD MY CONSTITUENTS. IT ALSO I COULD SEE A PATH TO WHERE WE CO POSSIBLY FULFILL DESIRES OF CITIZENS AND BUSINESSES AND HOUSING AND EVERYTHING WE NEED IN OUR REGION, WHICH IS MORE MONEY FOR ROADS. THE OVERALL TAKE AWAYS FROM THAT POLLING INCLUDING EVERY JURISDICTION, INCLUDES THE HUGE CITY OF SACRAMENTO AND THE COUNTY WAS THAT 74% WANTED TO FIX ROADS AND RELIEVE WONGESTION. 73% WANT THEIR FAIR SHARE. 89% WANT FUNDS WITH STRONG SAFEGUARDS. 69% WANTED POTHOLES FIXED. THAT WAS INCLUDING THE CITY OF SACRAMENTO ON AN INFORMED POLLING OF 1636 PEOPLE, WHICH IS A HUGE POLL. IT WAS A LOW MARGIN OF ERROR. I KIND OF FEEL LIKE, YOU KNOW, I FEEL LIKE ALL OF THESE –AL OF YOU IN ALL OF THESE DIFFERENT AREAS I KNOW YOU NEED THE MONEY AND WE HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET MORE MONEY TO YOU, BUT, YOU KNOW, LIKE DIRECTOR HUME SAID, SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING. IF WE DON’T PASS A MEASURE. I THINK WHAT THE PEOPLE ARE SAYING. THEY TOLD US WHAT THEY WANT. IF WE GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT, WE MIGHT HAVE A CHANCE OF ACTUALLY BEING ABLE TO GO OUT AND ALL OF US SUPPORT IT AND FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT AND VOTE FOR IT AND WE WILL HAVE OVER 8 BILLION OVER 40 YEARS COMING IN. WHY NOT, YOU KNOW? WHEN THAT HAPPENS THERE WILL BE SOME RELIEF IN ALL OF THE JURISDICTIONS BECAUSE THERE WILL BE MONEY FOR THINGS WE HAVE TO DO. THE ROADS ARE NOT GOING TO GO AWAY. WE CAN TRY TO GET PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR CARS, BUT WE STILL HAVE TO MAINTAIN THE ROADS. THE FURTHER THEY DO GRADE, THE MORE EXPENSIVE THEY ARE TO FIX. WHY NOT GO FOR SOMETHING THAT IS A SURE PATH TO A WIN AND THAT WILL HELP EVERYONE? I THINK WE NEED TO RE-THINK THE EXPENDITURE PLAN. I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT DETAILS OR PROJECTS. I KNOW THERE IS SOME REALLY IMPORTANT THINGS RT IS DOING. WE NEED TO GET MONEY TO EVERYONE, BUT I THINK IF THIS IS ABOUT PUTTING TOGETHER SOMETHING THAT THE TAXPAYERS WILL VOTE YES AND BE WILLING TO HELP US WITH. I THINK THAT IS WHAT I AM HOPEFUL THAT WE CAN COME TOGETHER ON. THANK YOU.>>ANYONE ELSE? THANK YOU. I THINK THIS IS A GOOD TIME TO DISCUSS THE SUBCOMMITTEE. I HAVE GIVEN THE DIFFERENCES IN EARLY THOUGHTS OF BOARD MEMBERS, WE NEED TO ADD TWO MORE CITIES TO THE SUBCOMMITTEE RANCHO CORDOVA AND CI I CITUS HEIGHTS.>>CAN I BE ON IT?>>THAT WOULD BE THREE. THAT WOULD BE A BROWN ACT PROBLEM. MR. CONDITION DE AND ONLY — MRD MR. HARRIS AND THE CITY OF SACRAMENTO AND MS. HOWELL.>>COUNCIL MEMBER MIDDLETON. WE ARE GOING THROUGH IT. I WON’T KNOW WHO WILL BE THE REPRESENTATIVE. IT WILL BE ONE OF US.>>WE WOULD TAKE NOTE OF THOSE ADDITIONS TO THE SUB COMMITTEE. IT IS TIME NOW TO VOTE ON — NO, WE ARE NOT VOTING. IT DOES SAY APPROVAL OF THE TENTATIVE MEASURE 8 SALES TAX TIMELINE AND MEETING SCHEDULE. I THINK IT IS EVIDENT AGAIN HERE TODAY WE NEED THE EXTRA MEETINGS. I AM GLAD MR. KEMPTON WAS ABLE TO HAVE DATES AND GET THIS ROOM FOR THE MEETINGS. I BELIEVE WE HAVE TO VOTE ON THIS.>>YES.>>SECOND.>>ANYONE HAVE A QUESTION?>>PLEASE VOTE.>>IT IS A UNANIMOUS VOTE.>>TAKE THIS SHEET HOME. WE ARE GOING TO ITEM 6.>>CONTRACT WITH TOWNSEND CALKIN TAP BEIO PUBLIC AFFAIRS FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH.>>I MOVE APPROVAL.>>SECOND.>>ANY DISCUSSION? PLEASE VOTE.>>THE MOTION PASSES WITH MEMBER HUME ABSTAINING.>>NEXT ITEM, PLEASE.>>ITEM 7 SELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2020.>>AS CHAIR I SUGGEST WE ELEVATE MR. SUEN TO CHAIR. I AM GLAD TO HAND IT OVER.>>SECOND.>>PLEASE VOTE. THEN I SUGGEST MR MR. NATOLI AS VICE CHAIR.>>CLEAR THE SCREEN PLEASE.>>THAT WAS UNANIMOUS ON THE FIRST VOTE. SCREEN IS NOT WORKING. UNANIMOUS VOTE FOR SUPER VISOR NATTOLI AS VICE CHAIR.>>CONGRATULATIONS BOTH OF YOU.>>I AM ASSUMING THERE ARE NO FURTHER COMMENTS FROM AUTHORITY MEMBERS. THE MEETING IS ADJOURNED. LIVE CC BY ABERDEEN CAPTIONING. 1-800-688-6621. WWW.ABERCAP.COM.

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