SCPFJ Thanks CA Voters for Protecting SB 1 Infrastructure Funds
The results are in and California’s voters have rejected Proposition 6 — sending a strong message that the state needs Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, to safeguard California’s transportation infrastructure.
Southern California Partnership for Jobs thanks California’s perceptive voters for taking the time to separate the facts from the myths to fully understand how Prop 6 placed California’s future at risk. By rejecting Prop 6 and safeguarding SB 1, Californians have cast their vote in favor of a safer, more economically stable future.
We are equally grateful for the efforts of our management and our member organizations — Associated General Contractors of California, Associated General Contractors of San Diego, Building Industry Association of Southern California, Engineering Contractor’s Association, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 12, Southern California Contractors Association, Southern California District Council of Laborers, Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters — and the over 600 coalition leaders who spearheaded the No on Prop 6 movement to protect SB 1.
Thanks to the coalition’s efforts, California will continue to have access to $54 billion in new funding generated by SB 1 over the next decade. Those funds will be put to use statewide to make much-needed road and bridge safety repairs, fix local streets and roads, reduce traffic congestion, and improve mass transit. Work on 6,500 transportation projects currently underway will continue uninterrupted. And SB 1 will keep putting people to work rebuilding California; it is estimated that every $1 billion invested in transportation infrastructure supports 13,000 jobs a year.
We are honored to have joined forces with the No on Prop 6 coalition to have this positive impact on the state of California.
John Hakel, Executive Director
Southern California Partnership for Jobs