NBLC Endorsements — Vote on June 5th!

The June Primary is on June 5th.  Please remember to vote in this important election.

NBLC urges you to VOTE YES on:

Regional Measure 3 (RM3):  

If you want to see the Narrows finally widened, after decades of trying, please vote “Yes” on Regional Measure 3.  Your “Yes” vote will also fund these local projects, including providing $100 million to work on fixing Highway 37 which is congested and at risk of being underwater due to rising sea levels.  RM3 funds:

  1. Sonoma-Marin Area Rapid Transit District (SMART): Extend SMART rail system north to Windsor and Healdsburg
  2. Marin-Sonoma Narrows: Widen U.S. 101 to three lanes in each direction
  3. State Route 37 Improvements: Improve Highway 37 from U.S. 101 to Interstate 80 to address congestion and flooding
  4. San Rafael Transit Center: Extend SMART and construct a replacement for the aging, outdated Bettini Transit Center
  5. Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Access (Marin Approach): Add a direct freeway connection from U.S. 101 to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
  6. North Bay Transit Access Improvements: Buy additional commuter buses and improve bus stops, transit facilities and roads

Prop 69:

California Proposition 69, the Transportation Taxes and Fees Lockbox and Appropriations Limit Exemption Amendment, is on the ballot in California as a legislatively referred constitutional amendment on June 5, 2018.

“yes” vote supports this amendment to:

·         require that revenue from the diesel sales tax and Transportation Improvement Fee, as enacted by Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), be used for transportation-related purposes; and

·         exempt revenue generated by SB 1’s tax increases and fee schedules from the state appropriations limit.

VOTE FOR Judy Arnold for 5th District Supervisor, Marin County:

Judy Arnold is the Marin County Board of Supervisors’ most senior member, having first won the job in 2006 after serving two years on the Novato City Council. Arnold represents Marin County on the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit and Golden Gate Bridge district boards, two regional agencies important to Novato commuters. Arnold stresses that traffic on Highway 101 remains a top priority. She is proud of the success of SMART train service and her work on completing the widening of the Novato Narrows and improving Highway 37, which has seen a steady increase in traffic in recent years. At the Civic Center, she has been the board’s strongest vote in support of business and jobs. She has been the board’s champion of the Marin Economic Forum, a countywide public-private partnership focused on supporting the local economy.

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