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.