SBCAG APPROVES MEASURE D RENEWAL PLAN

 
Thursday, April 20 2006 Santa Barbara The Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) approved today by a 12-0-1 vote (Solvang abstained) an ambitious expenditure plan to extend for 30 years the current Measure D sales tax for transportation purposes set to expire in 2010. Agreement on this plan represents a historic moment for SBCAG, capping a contentious and divisive process that pitted road maintenance against transit needs; South Coast against North County; local control versus regional projects; and freeway widening against commuter rail. When the dust settled, the Board emerged unified and most of the attending public erupted in cheers.

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