SANDAG Approves Flawed Regional Plan, But Hope Remains
Unfortunately, today the SANDAG Board voted to approve a flawed Regional Plan, the work continues. SANDAG is currently preparing a regional "Quality of Life" measure that may give voters an opportunity to fund acceleration of transit and active transportation projects.
SANDAG’s Regional Plan assumes a Quality of Life measure that generates a 1/4 cent sales tax over a 30 year period. Yet, SANDAG is currently contemplating a 1/2 cent sales tax over a 40 year period–more than twice the Quality of Life revenue contemplated by the Draft 2015 Regional Plan.
With additional resources, SANDAG will have substantially more funding flexibility to advance transit and active transportation projects into earlier periods of the region’s transportation plan. If the Regional Plan represents what SANDAG is willing to do today, Quality of Life should represent our aspirations for tomorrow.
Check out our Op-Ed in the Voice of San Diego to learn more about our position on the Regional Plan.
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Join Circulate San Diego for our 2015 Momentum Awards and Reception Gala celebrating mobility, great neighborhoods, connected communities, and sustainable development, while recognizing the achievements of visionary civic leaders and businesses.
When: October 21, 2015 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
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How walkable is your neighborhood? On Saturday, wherever you are, rate 10 streets in your neighborhood using our phone app, BestWALK. Get your friends to join and enjoy being a part of a regional movement to make streets more walkable!
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The week of Halloween, Circulate San Diego will release the Regional Walk Scorecard, a report that ranks each city in the region for its walkability. We use the crowdsourced street ratings submitted by people like you as a crucial element in determining your city's score! Your city will be most accurately represented by having as many streets rated as possible.
After approval from the Infrastructure Committee last month, the Vision Zero resolution will advance to the City Council for approval, Tuesday, October 20, at their 10 am meeting. We want to fill the room with supporters! RSVP to speak in support at the meeting.
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