Consideration of 2000 Measure A for Transportation

As the AVCA Transportation Committee's only member, I am recommending a "no" vote for Measure A as an AVCA position.

The current sales tax extension does not expire until 4/1/06 and will fund the following projects before that time:

I am against Measure A because I want traffic planners and engineers to make transportation decisions, not someone's political agenda.  I don't want the BART extension to San Jose to swamp other projects.  There is a shortage of capital funds, and projects should be considered carefully.

My feeling is that we will eventually need the tax extension, perhaps for ten years, with heavy emphasis, but not all, on mass transportation, but that decision should be made in 2004.

Bob Boydston, AVCA Transportation Committee (in 2000)