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URGENT NEED TO SUPPORT THE LEGISLATURE'S BUDGET PROPOSAL TO RESTORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS FUNDING 

June, 2024

 

In addition to approving the state
Low-Income Housing Tax Credits the Governor restored in the May Revise, we call on the Governor to restore $325 million in proposed reversions to the Multifamily Housing Program (MHP), HCD’s core affordable rental housing production program, and to fund the Homeless, Housing Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) Program at $1 billion. 

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION ADVOCATES RESPOND TO GOVERNOR’S MAY BUDGET REVISION 

May, 2024

 

As organizations that advocate for building a more sustainable, equitable transportation system in California, we are grateful for the Governor’s continued support for last year’s SB125 transit funding package. Maintaining the $5.1 billion in critical funding for California transit agencies that was previously approved is critical to maintaining essential transit service and keeping major transit capital projects on track. However, the administration’s proposed $600 million in cuts to the Active Transportation Program and $75 million in cuts to the Highways to Boulevards program threaten to undermine our progress towards an equitable transportation system aligned with California’s climate goals.

Protect Funding for Transit, REAP 2.0 and Other Critical Housing Programs

March 7, 2024

TransForm strongly supports the Governor’s January budget proposal honoring last
year’s agreement on transit funding. We are grateful for the legislature and Governor’s
actions in the 2023-24 budget to give transit agencies breathing room to retool and
reinvent transit service to meet residents’ current needs.

Communities Over Highways Call For Action

February 6, 2024

"Endless highway expansions are pulling our country into an environmental, budgetary, and
public health crisis. It’s time to end this destructive, unsustainable practice and set a
responsible course toward a cleaner and more equitable future."
TransForm joined with almost 200 organizations to call on our elected leaders to prioritize investments in infrastructure that puts communities and people first by divesting from both current and proposed highway expansion projects.

Letter to MTC: No Dollars for Freeway Widening in Regional Transportation Funding Measure

January 11, 2024

As organizations committed to environmental sustainability and equitable transportation
investments, we appreciate MTC's work toward a potential transportation revenue measure. The
need for significant new funding for our region's transit operators is critical to prevent severe
service cuts and enhance overall service quality. We are in the midst of a global climate crisis
and a thriving transit system is imperative to meet the Bay Area’s sustainability objectives and to
reduce our region’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Budget Request for Climate-Smart Transportation Investment

December 19, 2023

We request a fiscally-responsible transportation budget that meets the most vulnerable Californians’ needs while reducing traffic and the cost of commuting, especially given potential budget constraints the state may be facing. We are not requesting new funding. On the contrary, we ask that existing funding be put to more efficient and equitable uses that fully aligns with our state’s climate and environmental priorities.

June 23, 2023

Dear Governor Newsom,

We write to you to today to urge your support for the Legislature’s two-party agreement on the
Fiscal Year (FY) 2023-24 budget, captured in SB 101 (Skinner). SB 101 would maintain the full
funding commitment for the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) established in
the FY 2022-23 budget... 

June 2, 2023

Dear Governor Newsom, Pro Tempore Atkins, Speaker Rendon, Senator Skinner, and Assemblymember Ting: We write to you today to thank the Legislature for its commitment to public transit, as reflected in recent budget actions, which would maintain the full funding commitment....

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