Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) released the following statement regarding Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s State of the State Address:
“As Chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee I am optimistic that along with the Governor and my colleagues we can move toward one comprehensive plan to fix our roads.
“I am hopeful that the incoming Administration will make transportation a priority. I look forward to seeing the details, including opportunities to leverage state funding to increase federal funds.
“It has been almost two years since the Legislature was challenged to create a plan that properly funds our roads, highways and bridges. All of us in California are directly impacted by unnecessary burdens with each passing day of inaction on this very important issue.
“Think about the precious time with family lost from increased congestion on our highways or money spent on car repairs from excessive potholes on our local roads. Imagine the economic stimulus resulting from a funding plan that would create tens of thousands of good-paying jobs.
“The time is now to come together on a comprehensive solution so we can keep California moving.”
Assemblymember Frazier represents the 11th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Antioch, Bethel Island, Birds Landing, Brentwood, Byron, Collinsville, Discovery Bay, Fairfield, Isleton, Knightsen, Locke, Oakley, Pittsburg (partial), Rio Vista, Suisun City, Travis AFB, Vacaville and Walnut Grove.