Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Mesaure D Revived

SBCAG's south county committee met today trying to get Measure D on track once again. The key to success, they hope, will be going for only 1/2 cent increase to the sales tax this time around. This means less money over the projected 30 year term and less projects in the mix. So someone's got to lose. SBCAG won't consider alternatives to widening 101 through Montecito and the cities want to keep getting their 70% share. So things like transit are being lined up for the chopping block. There appears to be about $90M to cover $525M in projects.