The tax to help rebuild California's roadways
On April 28, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 1, SB1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act. This law allocates $54 billion dollars over the next 10 years to "Rebuild California's" roadways. This tax is specifically allocated for road and infrastructure repairs throughout California, to include city and county jurisdictions. The funds are protected and cannot be diverted into other government projects. Funds are allocated to local jurisdictions based on certain formulas such as population and number of registered vehicles. Once funds are distributed they must be used for the projects specified and submitted by the local jurisdictions to the California Transportation Commission (CTC).
As of May 2018, a proposal has garnered enough support to put a repeal on the November 2018 ballot. Proposition 6, a repeal of SB1 could jeopardize the proposed improvement projects submitted and pending in Humboldt County.
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