SANDAG Presents Spending Options For Transportation Tax

Feb 12, 2016- KPBS- SANDAG Presents Spending Options For Transportation Tax

Andrew Bowen interview CAC’s Nicole Capretz on SANDAG’s draft proposals for how to spend money from a “quality of life” tax that may go before San Diego County voters in November.

Meta Slider - HTML Overlay - car-traffic_z1HStUFdA coalition of 20 progressive and environmental groups presented the SANDAG board with its own vision for the tax money, which puts a high priority on walking and biking projects, public transit and transit-oriented development. Many of the same organizations sharply criticized SANDAG’s multi-decade regional transportation plan passed in October for putting too much emphasis on cars.

“We want to find a solution, we want to work with you,” Nicole Capretz, executive director of the Climate Action Campaign, told board members. “We will support this measure, but only if it supports this vision.”

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