Rebuilding California
CALIFORNIA'S DEMOCRATIC LEADERS URGE SUPPORT FOR THE REBUILD CALIFORNIA PLAN
Treasurer Phil Angelides with Phil Ting, Assessor for City and County of San Francisco (left) and Tim Paulson, President of the Labor Council (right)
Treasurer Phil Angelides with Phil Ting, Assessor for City and County of San Francisco (left) and Tim Paulson, President of the Labor Council (right)
SAN FRANCISCO - Senator Dianne Feinstein, State Senate President Don Perata and Treasurer Phil Angelides led California's top Democrats in a rally for the Rebuild California Plan and urged voters support Props. 1A-1E to invest schools, public transit, safe housing, and flood protection.

"California is in desperate need for modern infrastructure improvements - our schools are overcrowded, our roads and highways are deteriorating and are jammed with traffic, and our protection from catastrophic floods due to levee failure is seriously lacking," Senator Feinstein said. "This comprehensive package of bond measures will help workers get to their jobs, students have an education in safe and sanitary schools, provide emergency housing for seniors, low-income families, the disabled and battered women, protect clean drinking water and safeguard our state from devastating floods.  I urge California voters to approve Propositions 1A-1-E, and help ensure

Senator Dianne Feinstein
Senator Dianne Feinstein
a better future for our state."

"The Bay Area has a lot to gain from our plan to invest in California's economy," said Senate President Perata, a chief architect of the Rebuild California Plan. "It means newer, safer public schools. It means better BART and MUNI service. It means fewer bottlenecks on Highway 101 and less air pollution from the Port of Oakland. It means more affordable housing and more urban parks. And it protects our state from devastating floods."

"Democrats have always fought to make the kinds of investments we need to secure California's future, and we're united behind the Rebuild California Plan, the one plan to build the roads, schools, housing and flood protection our state desperately needs," said Treasurer Phil Angelides.

"The California of tomorrow will need first-class roads, schools, housing and water systems so that our children - and their children will compete and succeed in the global

State Assemblymember Mark Leno with Mike Theriault, President of Building Trades (left) and Tim Paulson, President of the Labor Council (right)
State Assemblymember Mark Leno with Mike Theriault, President of Building Trades (left) and Tim Paulson, President of the Labor Council (right)
economy," said Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante. "The Rebuild California Plan invests in our state today, so that our kids won't be shortchanged tomorrow."

"San Francisco can't afford to miss this opportunity to invest in public transportation, affordable housing and the public schools our children need to train for good-paying jobs," said Mayor Gavin Newsom. "The Rebuild California Plan lets us start building now, before costs go up and traffic gets worse."

 "The plan we've created is the first to take a smarter approach to growth, encouraging local communities to build homes and jobs closer together," said Senator Tom Torlakson. "While we're improving Highway 4 and creating a fourth bore for the Caldecott Tunnel, we'll also be giving more Californians a chance to live and work near public transit."

"The Rebuild California Plan also invests in protecting California's environment - reducing air

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom with (left to right) Sharon Cornu, Executive Director, Alameda County Central Labor Council; State Senator Don Perata; Phil Ting, Assessor for City and County of San Francisco; Mike Theriault, President of Building Trades
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom with (left to right) Sharon Cornu, Executive Director, Alameda County Central Labor Council; State Senator Don Perata; Phil Ting, Assessor for City and County of San Francisco; Mike Theriault, President of Building Trades
pollution, creating new parks, expanding public transportation and protecting coastal waters from polluted storm runoff,"
said Assemblymember Mark Leno.
 
The Rebuild California Plan includes:

o Prop. 1A, a constitutional amendment that protects state gas tax
revenues from being diverted for non-transportation purposes.
o Prop. 1B, a measure to relieve traffic congestion, improve highway
safety, air quality and port security by issuing $20 billion in bonds.
o Prop. 1C, a measure to provide housing for low-income seniors,
families, homeless and the disabled by issuing $3 billion in bonds.
o Prop. 1D, a measure to repair, modernize and expand K-12 public
schools, university and community college facilities by issuing $10 billion in bonds.
o Prop. 1E, a measure to prevent catastrophic floods, protect water
supplies and prepare for disasters by issuing $4 billion in bonds.

 

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