San Mateo County decision-makers are about to finalize how to spend a new transportation sales tax that will likely appear on the countywide ballot on November 6.
The good news is that SamTrans and the Board of Supervisors are listening, and TEAMC’s advocacy is having an impact! Learn more about our efforts and latest recommendations.
But while the measure is headed in the right direction, there are several key opportunities for improvement before SamTrans and the Board of Supervisors approve the expenditure plan in July. These changes will help our communities and commutes, and ensure the measure is responsive to community needs. (Learn more about these recommendations.)
- Strengthen the draft plan’s Core Principles.
- Add principles to address equity, lower costs for low-income people, and minimize displacement.
- Link key Core Principles to spending requirements.
- Projects should reduce driving and emissions, and roadway projects should require Complete Streets upgrades.
- At least 5% of roadway categories should fund Transportation Demand Management - strategies to reduce solo driving.
- Maximize the traffic reduction potential of new affordable homes.
- At least 5% of Local Roads and Public Transit categories should connect new affordable homes to transit.
- Increase allocations for public transit, local roads, and bicycle and pedestrian improvements to 55%, 15%, and 10%, respectively.
Here's how you can help:
Sign TEAMC's petition!
It just takes a minute and a click to declare your support for a visionary transportation agenda in San Mateo County that meets community needs.
Speak to SamTrans and the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
Show up at 9am on Tuesday, June 19th for the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors meeting to share your story and perspective. We also invite you to join us at the final vote by the SamTrans Board on July 10 and the Board of Supervisors on July 24. To express interest and learn more about these meetings and what's involved, contact Chris Lepe.
Contact the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
If you can’t attend a Board of Supervisors meeting, send them an email — and please cc Chris Lepe on it! Feel free to take your messaging from this page or our blog post for your email, and/or speak from your own personal experience.