Home 2016 Election Senator Steve Glazer Joins Newspapers and Contra Costa Taxpayers In Endorsing Measure X

Senator Steve Glazer Joins Newspapers and Contra Costa Taxpayers In Endorsing Measure X

by ECT

State Senator touts “local control and strict accountability” as key elements that earned his support

Walnut Creek, CA – Today, State Senator Steve Glazer announced he was joining a broad coalition of Contra Costa leaders in supporting Measure X, the countywide transportation measure.

“I’m pleased to join with the Contra Costa Taxpayers Association in supporting Measure X.  This measure will improve all aspects of our transportation network in Contra Costa County with local control and strict accountability,” said Glazer.  “It is being managed by an agency with a successful track record of delivering road and highway projects on time and under budget.  I urge Contra Costa residents to join me in voting Yes on Measure X.”

Senator Glazer joins a growing and diverse coalition of people throughout Contra Costa County who are supporting the measure that includes every local city, the East Bay Times, and Contra Costa Taxpayers Association.

“In a year of divisive politics and a contentious election season, Measure X is something we can all agree on,” Glazer noted.  “More than 50 elected officials came together to ask me to join them in supporting Measure X.  This is the kind of consensus building we need.”

“From business to labor, environmentalists to home builders, Democrats to Republicans, everyone is coming together to support Measure X,” said Clayton Councilmember Julie Pierce, who serves as Contra Costa Transportation Authority Commissioner and Association of Bay Area Governments President.  “We listened to the public and created a plan that will help get Contra Costa moving.”

Metropolitan Transportation Commission Commissioner and Orinda Councilmember Amy Worth said, “Measure X will have a profound effect on our regional economy and will help get people where they need to go a little faster.”

Senator Glazer joins Congressmembers Mark DeSaulnier and Eric Swalwell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla and Jim Frazier, all 19 Contra Costa city councils, the Contra Costa Taxpayers Association, the Contra Costa Democratic Party, Bike East Bay, the East Bay Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and hundreds of other community leaders who are supporting Measure X.

Measure X is on the November 8 ballot and will generate $2.9 billion of local funding for transportation over the next 30 years.  In addition, it will attract tens of millions more in state and federal matching dollars for transportation projects in Contra Costa County.  Measure X builds on the success of earlier voter approved transportation measures managed by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority which brought the fourth bore of the Caldecott Tunnel; BART extensions; highway improvements on 24, 4, 80, 680; and money for every city to fix and maintain local roads and fill potholes.  Measure X has strong accountability measures requiring independent oversight with financial and performance audits.

The letter from more than 50 elected officials to Senator Glazer is attached.

For more information about Measure X and a complete endorsement list, go to GetContraCostaMoving.com.

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Just say no Oct 28, 2016 - 11:33 am

Sorry but I don’t care who endorses it. It was supposed to Sunset and like all taxes now they want to extend. No, no and he’ll no.

A. Diaz Nov 1, 2016 - 7:48 am

Measure X

This measure is an adjustment to Measure J. In the plan, they have already failed on Mobility Management. Which wasted a large amount of money. Plus, a County Supervisor wanted Housing added to it. It’s a transportation tax that we are already paying. The way it is written, we don’t know how much would spent where.


Just say no Nov 1, 2016 - 3:57 pm

Who wanted housing added to it? I thought is was for transportation only. All the more reason to vote NO, NO and HELL NO!

H. Branson Nov 2, 2016 - 9:33 am

Taxes, Taxes and more Taxes….

The only tax that we really need to focus on is the one for the firefighters. It only takes on major event to deplete resources in Eastern Contra Costa area. Such as the event on Concord Ave this last Saturday. Leaving only one fire station to cover the entire area if needed.

Response time truly matters. Put your money where it’s needed. Reopen those stations. Why play the game of risk?

Every life matters.

Clint N Nov 2, 2016 - 5:33 pm

The fire tax only perpetuates a bad situation. It forces Oakley and Brentwood to subsidize the rest of the district with a tax on utilities that far exceeds the two prior tax efforts. Don’t be fooled, the only reason this is on the ballot as a utility tax was to lower the threshold for passage.

What you need to ask yourself is do you like being tricked by the city councils? Vote no.

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