Voters overwhemingly approve Proposition 69 to dedicate transportation revenues for transportation purposes only

June 5, 2018

SACRAMENTO –Supporters of Proposition 69 applauded voters for overwhelmingly passing Prop 69 which establishes strong constitutional protections to prohibit transportation funding from being used for non-transportation purposes. With only 16 percent of precincts reporting, Prop. 69 was leading 82 percent to 18 percent.

“Now that we’ve passed Prop 69 to impose even stronger accountability protections on transportation funding, the next step is to defeat the cynical, dangerous SB 1 repeal proposition that looks to be on the November ballot,” said Robbie Hunter, President of the State Building & Construction Trades Council. “The overwhelming passage of Prop 69 is a strong signal from the voters that they support accountable, dedicated funding to fix our roads and transit system.”

“The overwhelming passage of Prop 69 is proof that voters are sick and tired of bad roads in California and place a high priority on getting them fixed,” said Michael Quigley, Executive Director of the California Alliance for Jobs. “The partisan politicians who want to repeal transportation funding and eliminate thousands of transportation improvement projects do not have the best interests of California in mind.”

“Prop 69 protects hard-working Americans and the businesses that employ them,” said Leticia Perez, President of the California State Association of Counties and Kern County Supervisor. “Prop 69 holds Sacramento politicians accountable by ensuring nearly $5 billion goes to upgrading our roads so that our economy and state continue their global leadership while stabilizing our families with good jobs in infrastructure development.”

“Prop 69 gives voters assurance that transportation funding will go directly toward improving their city streets and roads,” said Rich Garbarino, President of the League of California Cities and Council Member, South San Francisco. “That’s what voters want and the overwhelming victory is a signal that fixing roads is a high priority for Californians.”

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