The next East Bay Women's Political Caucus monthly program meeting is on Monday, November 2 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
at Metro Lafayette
. Program begins at 6:40pm. Dinner is $30. Dinner and Membership is $50. The restaurant is BART accessible. We will have speakers from the Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Bike East Bay, Cheryl Brown from AFSCME Council 57 and Yvonne Williams from ATU Local 192,
discussing the reauthorization of Contra Costa County's Measure J on the November 2016 ballot. In addition to this program meeting, we will be voting on two Executive Board Representatives for Contra Costa County and a new Fundraising Chair.
In November 2004, Contra Costa County voters approved Measure J with a 71% vote. The measure provided for the continuation of our county's half-cent transportation sales tax for 25 more years beyond the original expiration date of 2009. As with Measure C (the original 1988 transportation sales tax measure), the tax revenues will be used to fund a voter-approved Expenditure Plan of transportation programs and projects. The renewal of the tax means that many major improvements in our transportation system will become a reality, and some key projects can be undertaken sooner than originally planned.
Measure J will provide approximately $2.5 billion for countywide and local transportation projects and programs through the year 2034. The Authority worked for over two years, along with local governments, organizations, and residents to develop the Expenditure Plan, which specifies how the funds will be spent. The Plan received the support of every Contra Costa city and town as well as the County Board of Supervisors.
November 02, 2015 at 6pm - 8pm