NBLC thanks all who contributed to the passing the Road Repair and Accountability Act- SB1 with a historic vote of 54 to 26 in the Assembly and 27 to 11 in the Senate. This bill has been a decade in the making and it is a victory for our state, especially for our commuters. NBLC is pleased that the legislators passed a bill that is fiscally sound, does not rely on borrowing, provides $52.4 billion to repair our crumbling transportation infrastructure.
NBLC is especially appreciative of Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose and Assembly member Jim Frazier, D-Oakley for their efforts in crafting the bills and leading the efforts to pass them in their respective houses. We also praise the North Bay delegation for their determination to get this long overdue bill passed, including Sen. McGuire (a co-sponsor of the bill), Sen. Dodd, and Assembly members Aguiar-Curry, Levine and Wood. Kudos to Governor Brown, Senate pro Tem De Leon and Assembly Speaker Rendon for all their leadership in passing the bill.
And finally, to our colleagues who fought so hard to ensure that our elected representatives knew that passing SB1 was a top priority in the North Bay and kept the pressure on – we are delighted that our teamwork achieved our goal and we look forward to working together in the future.