STA Governing Board – November 14, 2019

STA Governing Board – November 14, 2019


TEST TEST TEST TEST.>>CHAIR: GOOD AFTERNOON I I WOULD LIKE TO CALL THE SACRAMENTO TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AND SACRAMENTO ABANDONED VEHICLE AUTHORITY TO ORDER. CALL THE ROLL.>>YES, MA’AM. DIRECTORS CARR, FROST, GATEWOOD.>>HERE.>>GUERRA, HANSEN, HARRIS, HOWELL, HUME, KENNEDY, LOZANO, MIDDLETON, NOTTOLI, SCHENIRER. PETERS. THANK YOU, YOU HAVE A QUORUM.>>CHAIR: THANK YOU. WOULD EVERYBODY STAND AND JOIN ME IN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE? [PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE]>>THAT WAS THE WORST, PEOPLE. [LAUGHTER]>>I COULDN’T SLOW THEM DOWN OVER HERE. [LAUGHTER]>>WE’RE OFF AND RUNNING.>>WOO.>>WE KNEW YOU WERE IN CHARGE, SUSAN.>>YEAH. OKAY. I’M GOING TO READ THE STATEMENT.>>YES, MA’AM.>>THANK YOU.>>THIS MEETING OF THE SACRAMENTO TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY IS CABLECAST LIVE ON METRO CABLE 14, THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS CHANNEL ON THE COMCAST CONSOLIDATED COMMUNICATION AND THE AT&TU-VERSE CABLE SYSTEMS. THE MEETING IS CLOSED CAPTIONED AND WEBCAST AT SACMETROCABLE.TV. TODAY’S MEETING WILL REPLAY ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17th, AT 2:00 P.M. AND MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH, AT 2 2:00 P.M. ON CHANNEL 14. PLEASE SPEAK INTO THE MICROPHONE WHEN SPEAKING TO THE BOARD AND STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD.>>THANK YOU. RENEE, ARE WE VOTING ON THE SCREEN?>>YES, MA’AM.>>OKAY, ALL RIGHT. CALL YOUR FIRST ITEM, THEN.>>SO YOUR FIRST ITEM ARE COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC REGARDING MATTERS NOT ON THE POSTED AGENDA.>>I DON’T HAVE ANY SPEAKER REQUESTS FOR OFF AGENDA ITEMS. ANYBODY.>>OKAY, GO TO OUR NEXT ITEM.>>YOUR NEXT ITEM IS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT.>>GOOD AFTERNOON. IT IS NOW OFFICIAL. WE HAD EXPECTED IT, BUT IT IS NOW CONFIRMED. STA’S CREDIT RATING HAS BEEN REAFFIRMED BY BOTH FITCH AND S&P AT AA PLUS. AA PLUS IS THE SECOND HIGHEST RATING A DEBTS ISSUER CAN RECEIVE, AND THE STA HAS A STABLE OUTLOOK. WE HAVE STRONG FINANCIAL BACKING. AND STRONG CASH RESERVES. SO THAT’S GOOD NEWS FOR US. AFTER FINISHING UP THE FIRST FULL PERFORMANCE AUDIT OF THE MEASURE A PROGRAM THE INDEPENDENT TAXPAYER OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE IS NOW HARD AT WORK ON OUR ANNUAL FINANCIAL AUDIT. SO THAT’S CURRENTLY UNDERWAY. THE ITOCK WILL LIKELY PRESENT THE COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR 18-19 AT YOUR FIRST MEETING IN 2020. THERE IS NO STILL NO NEWS REGARDING THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TAX POLICY CHANGE BUT THE DIRECTORS OF THE VARIOUS SELF-HELP COUNT ATION ARE MEETING WITH THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE NEXT WEEK TO CHART A PATH FORWARD ON THIS ISSUE. I ESTIMATE THAT THE IMPACT OF THE POLICY CHANGE FOR SACRAMENTO COUNTY IS AT A MINIMUM OF $1.5 MILLION AND MAINLY IN ROAD MAINTENANCE FUNDS, SO THIS IS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE FOR US AND I WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THAT. LAST MONTH I REPORTED THAT SB277, WHICH WOULD’VE INCREASED HOW MUCH STA WOULD RECEIVE BY FORMULA FROM SB1’S LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM WAS NEARLY UNANIMOUSLY PASSED BY THE LEGISLATIVER AND GIVEN TO THE GOVERNOR FOR HIS SIGNATURE. UNFORTUNATELY, THREE DAYS AFTER OUR LAS MEETING, THE GOVERNOR VETOED SB277, WHICH PUTS THE D DISTRIBUTION SPLIT BACK IN THE HANDS OF THE CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION. INDICATIONS ARE THAT THE CTC IS NOT LIKELY TO CHANGE THE DISTRIBUTION SPLIT. WHAT THAT MEANS IS THAT IF IT WOULD’VE PASSED, SACRAMENTOO COUNTY WOULD HAVE, THE SHARE THAT WE STA WOULD’VE RECEIVED FOR GIST RBUTION WITHIN — DISTRIBUTION WITHIN SACRAMENTOO COUNTY WOULD’VE GONE UP FROM $7 MILLION TO CL CLOSE TO $12 MILLION A YEAR, SO LIKE I SAID THAT DID NOT PASS SO IT’S BACK IN THE HANDS OF THE CTK, AND UNTIL THE CTC MAKES A DETERMINATION, IT’S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE FOR US TO MOVE FORWARD ON OUR NEXT ROUND OF APPLICATIONS, WHICH ARE DUE IN MAY OF 2020. FINALLY, I WOULD LIKE TO COMMEND OUR PARTNERS ON THE PROGRESS OF THEIR PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS. THE CAPITAL SOUTHEAST CONNECTOR AUTHORITY HAS ALREADY SPENT OVER HALF OF THEIR MITIGATION ALLOCATION PURCHASING PROPERTIES AND HABITAT AND WETLANDS FOR THE OPEN SPACE PRESERVE. CALTRANS HAS REALLY STARTED ROLLING OUT THEIR I-5 CARPOOL AND BUS LANES PROJECTS. THEY STARTED WORK ON THREE BRIDGE OVERCROSSINGS. AND PAVEMENT JUST VARIOUS STRETCHES THROUGHOUT I-5. SACRAMENTO REGIONAL TRANSIT RECENTLY — SO THIS BRINGS US THE, THE TOTAL NUMBER OF MEASURE A FUNDED MICRO TRANSIT PROJECTS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD PROGRAM TO FOUR, AND THERE’S STILL ANOTHER SIX THAT RT WILL BE LAUNCHING WITHIN THE NEXT YEAR YEAR OR SO, SO GOOD JOB BY EVERYONE AND I’LL CONCLUDE MY REPORT ON THAT NOTE. THANK YOU.>>OKAY. THANK YOU, ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. HOM? NEXT ITEM, PLEASE.>>YOUR NEXT ITEM ARE YOUR CONSENT ITEMS, ITEMS 3 THROUGH 6 FOR YOUR APPROVAL.>>ANYONE HAVE ANYTHING THEY WANT TO COMMENT ON CONSENT ABOUT?>>I’LL MOVE CONSENT.>>SECOND.>>OKAY. SEEING NO OTHERS, PLEASE VOTE. UNANIMOUS VOTE WITH THOSE MEMBERS PRESENT.>>I’M SORRY, I JUST GOT A REQUEST ON ITEM 5 FROM DALE PAGE. WE JUST PASSED CONSENT, SO I DON’T KNOW IF YOU STILL WISH TO SPEAK. SO NUMBER 7? THANK YOU. 72 YOUR NEXT ITEM IS YOUR MEASURE A TRANSPORTATION EXPENDITURE PLAN DEVELOPMENT.>>OKAY, BEFORE WE START THIS, I HAVE A FEW COMMENTS I WANT TO MAKE. I SEE THERE ARE QUITE A FEW PEOPLE HERE WHO WANT TO SPEAK. I WANT TO ADDRESS A PROCESS WE DISCUSSED IN EXPLORING THE 2020 INITIATIVE AND COMING UP WITH A DRAFT EXPENDITURE MEASURE. OUR CONSULTING TEAM HAS HELD OVER 100 MEETINGS WITH COMMUNITY GROUPS, TRANSPORTATION, ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATES, CITIES, AND REGIONAL AGENCIES. THAT INCLUDES THE GROUPS THAT ARE HERE TODAY. THE CONSULTANT’S JOB IS TO LISTEN AND TO INCLUDE ALL VIEWS IN THE PROCESS. AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE SURVEY RESEARCH, THERE HAS BEEN QUITE LOT OF WORK TALKING AND LISTENING TO VOTERS TO DETERMINE THE TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS THAT ARE MOST IMPORTANT TO THEM. THE GOAL IS TO CREATE AN EXPENDITURE PLAN THAT WORKS FOR EVERYONE , AND THERE IS PLENTY OF TIME TO BE SURE WE DO THIS RIGHT. AT THE DECEMBER BOARD MEETING A PROPOSED EXPENDITURE PLAN WILL BE PRESENTED THAT THE BOARD CAN REVIEW, AND THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A 30-DAY COMMENT PERIOD AND THE JANUARY 2020 BOARD MEETING A DECISION WILL BE MADE WHETHER TO MOVE FORWARD. JUST WANTED YOU TO ALL TO KNOW THAT BEFORE SO YOU CAN THINK ABOUT THAT WHILE WE’RE HAVING OUR PRESENTATION. AND FIRST SPEAKER I BELIEVE IS DAVID TOWNSEND. THERE HE IS.>>MADAM CHAIR?>>IUM RORSER — I’M SORRY, MR. KENNEDY.>>SO THANK YOU FOR THE OPENING STATEMENT. SO TO BE CLEAR THEN, WE ARE NOT HERE TODAY TO FORMULATE AND TALK ABOUT AN EXPENDITURE PLAN.>>CORRECT.>>THANK YOU. THAT’LL BE PRESENTED AT A LATER MEETING.>>THANK YOU. .>>MR. TOWNSEND.>>THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR. THIS PRESENTATION TODAY AS REQUESTED BY THE BOARD AND STAFF WILL BE THE PRESENTATION OF THE POLL. WE HAVE — FROM FM3 WHO IS OUR POLLSTER. THEY HAVE DONE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF POLLING IN SACRAMENTO OVER THE YEARS. I’VE WORKED WITH THEM ON MANY POLLS. THEY’RE VERY GOOD. AND SO SHE WILL, YOU KNOW, PRESENT THE POLL. AFTER THAT, BOB MAGNUSSEN ON OUR TEAM IS GOING TO TALK FOR A FEW MINUTES ABOUT THE DISSENNIAL REPORT, WHICH IS THE ANALYSIS OF THE LAST 10 YEARS OR THE FIRST TEN YEARS I GUESS OF THE CURRENT MEASURE A. SO WE’LL BE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT THAT FOR A LITTLE BIT. AND THEN THE THIRD PERSON, NOAH PAINTER WHO IS LEADLING OUR OUTREACH — LEADING OUR OUTREACH EFFORT WILL MAKE A FEW COMMENTS REGARDING OUTREACH. SO ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE WE START?>>I DON’T SEE ANYONE AND JUST POINTING OUT AGAIN THIS IS A RECEIVE AND FILE.>>OKAY.>>WHO’S YOUR NEXT SPEAKER THEN?>>OKAY. LUCIA.>>THANKS, DAVID. HI, EVERYONE. SO LET’S SEE IF TECHNOLOGY IS IN OUR FAVOR TODAY. SORRY. HMM.>>RENEE?>>JUST A SECOND. THERE WE GO.>>THERE WE GO. [LAUGHTER] TECHNOLOGY IS GREAT WHEN IT WORKS. SO AS DAVID MENTIONED I’M WITH FM3 RESEARCH A POLLING FIRM BASED OUT OF OAKLAND AND L.A. I’M A SENIOR RESEARCHER ON OUR TEAM, AND I’M REALLY HAPPY TO BE HERE TODAY TO WALK YOU THROUGH THE SURVEY RESULTS.>>GOOD TO SEE YOU.>>SO THE SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED IN MID-OCTOBER, AND JUST A QUICK RUN THROUGH OF OUR METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH. SO WE DID THE SURVEY ONLINE AND VIA TELEPHONE WITH VOTERS LIKELY TO CAST A BALLOT IN NOVEMBER 2020. WE HAD A BASE SAMPLE OF 1300 VOTERS AND THEN WE DID OVER SAMPLES IN INDIVIDUAL COMMUNITIES TO MAKE SURE WE WERE GETTING ACCURATE DATA IN EACH OF THOSE COMMUNITIES. THE DATA WAS THEN WEIGHTED BACK TO BE GEOGRAPHICALLY REPRESENTATIVE ON THE WHOLE. THE MARGIN OF ERROR ON THE WHOLE SURVEY IS ABOUT 2.5%, BUT THEN WHEN YOU GET INTO SOME OF THE SMALLER SUBSAMP LTZ, IT GETS BIGGER. SO TO GIVE YOU A QUICK SENSE OF WHEN YOU ARE LOOK AT CITY DATA WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE, HERE YOU SEE VARIOUS CITIES AND OUR SAMPLE SIZE THERE AND ABOUT APPROXIMATE MARGIN OF ERROR SO IT’S JUST HELPFUL TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN LOOKING THROUGH THE DATA. SO GETTING INTO SOME OF THE INITIAL ISSUE QUESTIONS THAT WE ASKED, SO WE ASKED ABOUT A SERIES OF DIFFERENT PLAYERS IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND TRANSIT AGENCIES AND BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, AND IN GENERAL VOTERS ARE MIXED, AND HONESTLY, IT’S NOT HUGELY SURPRISING THAT ABOUT A THIRD ARE UNABLE TO, OR UNWILLING TO EXPRESS AN OPINION. THIS IS VERY COMMON WHEN IT COMES TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT. WE’VE BEEN SEEING THIS THROUGHOUT THE STATE, JUST AN INCREASINGLY KIND OF MIXED VIEW TOWARDS THINGS. WE THEN ASKED A QUESTION ABOUT A SERIES OF PROBLEMS THAT COULD BE FACING THEIR COMMUNITY. THIS SPANS TWO SLIDES. THIS IS THE FIRST SLIDE. WE ASKED THEM TO RANK THESE PROBLEMS IN TERMS OF SERIOUSNESS, AND EXTREMELY SERIOUS PROBLEM, SOMEWHAT SERIATE, OR NOT TOO SERIOUS. BY FAR HOMELESSNESS IS THE MOST SERIOUS PROBLEM ACCORDING TO VOTERS. THREE IN FIVE ARE SAYING IT’S AN EXTREMELY SERIOUS PROBLEM, BUT CLOSE BEHIND IT, FAR LESS INTENSE FEELING, BUT THE SECOND RANKING PROBLEM IS TRAFFIC CONGESTION. AND THEN COST OF HOUSING, GOVERNMENT WASTE, POTHOLES, AND MORE VERSIONS OF TRAFFIC CONGESCOME ON AND ROADS. THOSE ARE ALL KIND OF THE TOP TIER ITEMS SO YOU HAVE HOMELESS FAR AWAY AND ABOVE, AND THEN THESE ITEMS KIND OF IN THE MIDDLE. AND THEN THIS IS JUST THAT PROBLEM SERIOUSNESS CONTINUED. SO THESE ARE THE PROBLEMS THAT ARE JUST LIKE A LITTLE BIT INTENSE. LESS INTENSE. AND LESS ACUTE ACCORDING TO VOTERS. ANOTHER QUESTION WE ASKED WAS ABOUT THEIR PERCEPTION OF WHETHER TRAFFIC CONGESTION WAS GETTING BETTER, WORSE, OR STAYING ABOUT THE SAME. 79% TOLD US IT WAS GETTING WORSE. AND A MAJORITY SAID THAT WAS MUCH WORSE. THIS WAS A PERCEPTION THAT CUT ACROSS ALL THE CITIES AND THE COUNTIES IN THE COMMUNITY. SO HERE WE’RE GOING TO BE INTRODUCING THE ACTUAL SALES TAX LANGUAGE WE TESTED. SO THIS HYPOTHETICAL BALLOT LANGUAGE TESTED WAS BASED ON SOME OF THE DIFFERENT PRIORITIES THAT WE KNOW ARE POTENTIALLY BEING PLANNED FOR AND THEN ALSO SOME PREVIOUS LANGUAGE THAT HAD IN BETESTED SO IT WAS KIND OF OUR FIRST ATTEMPT AT SEEING WHAT KIND OF A BALLOT MEASURE WOULD LOOK LIKE AND HOW VOTERS MIGHT RECEIVE IT. AND WE DID FOUR QUARTER SAMPLES, SO WITH DIFFERENT INCIDENTS AND THE FOURTH ONE WAS A CONTINUATION OF AN EXISTING TAX IN ADDITION TO THE NEW TAX. AS YOU SEE HERE, ALL OF THE VERSIONS GOT MAJORITY SUPPORT BUT NONE REACHED THAT TWO-THIRDS THRESHOLD. THE CLOSEST ONE RIGHT NOW WAS THAT 30-YEAR SUNSET. IN TERMS OF THE PROFILE OF WHO WAS LIKELY TO SUPPORT THIS, IT REALLY WAS THOSE VOTERS WHO, WHO ARE MOSE LIKELY TO TURN OUT IN THE 2020 ELECTION AND ARE MORE AMENABLE TO FINE ASMEASURES IN GENERAL SO IT WAS DEMOCRATS AND YOUNGER VOTERS AND WOMEN AND KIND OF THAT PROFILE WHO TENDS TO BE MORE FAVORABLE TO A FINANCE MEASURES WAS ALSO KIND OF THOSE MOST FAVORABLE OF THIS PROPOSED MEASURE.>>IF YOU COULD PAUSE FOR JUST A SECOND, I COULD ASK NORM FOR PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE THAT MIGHT BE SCRIBBLING REALLY FAST, IS THIS ON OUR WEB SITE?>>IT IS.>>SO YOU CAN GO TO THE WEB SITE AND PICK IT UP.>>YES, I AM TALKING QUITE FAST. THAT’S PROBABLY THE BETTER WAY TO DO IT. SO AFTER WE ASKED VOTERS HOW THEY FELT ABOUT THIS IDEA OF THE MEASURE WE KIND OF BROKE OUT ALL OF THE BUILDING BLOCKS. SO A LONG LIST OF THE ONES IN THE FIRST INITIAL PARAGRAPH AND THEN OTHER THINGS THAT ARE PRIORITIES IN THE COUNTY AND THINGS THAT ARE BEING CONSIDERED, AND WE ASKED FIRST FOR A SERIES OF ITEMS THAT ARE COUNTY-WIDE, AND THEN INDIVIDUAL CITIES WE ALSO ASKED SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT PRIORITIES THAT COULD APPLY ONLY IN THEIR COMMUNITY. SO THE NEXT FEW SLIDES GO THROUGH THOSE COUNTY-WIDE PRIORITIES, AND THEY’RE RANKED BY THE PERCENTAGE OF VOTERS WHO SAID THEY WERE IN EXTREMELY, VERY, OR SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT PRIORITY. AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE ARE A NUMBER THAT ARE REALLY EXCEEDING THAT 90% THRESHOLD, SO REPAIRING DAMAGED ROADS, MAKING THE COMMUNITY ELIGIBLE FOR MATCHING FUNDS, AND PROVIDING INDIVIDUAL COMMUNITIES WITH THE RESOURCES TO REPAIR ROADS AND POTHOLES, AND MAKING AFFORDABLE AND SENIOR DISABLED TRANSIT AVAILABLE, AND THEN PROVIDING SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN. ALL OF THOSE WERE KIND OF THINGS THAT CONSISTENTLY BOTH EMERGED TO THE TOP COUNTY-WIDE AND THEN THINGS INDIVIDUAL COMMUNITIES ALSO STOOD OUT.>>OKAY. PAUSE FOR A SECOND. SUPERVISOR FROST?>>I HAVE A QUESTION RELATING TO THE COUNTY-WIDE PRIORITIES THAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR POWERPOINT IN COMPARISON TO THE SURVEY THAT WE WERE PROVIDED IN OUR PACKET.>>YEAH.>>IN THE PACKET SURVEY ON PAGE 5, IT LISTS REPAIRING DAMAGED ROADS, AND IT CONCLUDES 74% VERSUS THE 94%. SO IN THIS EXAMPLE, YOU’RE SAYING THEY FEEL IT’S ENGS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT — 94% WOULD SUPPORT IT. IN THE SURVEY IT SAYS THAT 74% WOULD BE, FEEL IT’S EXTO EMLY IMPORTANT — EXTREMELY IMPORTANT OR VERY IMPORTANT. I’M CURIOUS TO KNOW WHY YOU PRESENTED IT DIFFERENTLY IN THE POWERPOINT THAN ON THE ACTUAL SURVEY.>>YEAH, DEFINITELY. I THINK THAT AS AN INTERNAL TOOL, WE LIKE TO LOOK AT THAT EXTREMELY, VERY IMPORTANT. IT IS LIKE A GOOD GUIDANCE OF WHAT PEOPLE FEEL MOST INTENSELY ABOUT AND THAT’S WHY OFTEN WE JUST USE THAT ON THE TAUGHT LINE. BUT THE TOTAL — TOP LINE. BUT THE TOTAL IMPORTANCE, WE DON’T WANT TO WRITE OFF PEOPLE WHO SAY THAT SOMETHING IS SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT, BUZZ THAT’S A NOT THE SAME AS SA — BECAUSE THAT’S NOT THE SAME AS SAYING IT’S NOT IMPORTANT. I’M HAPPY AS WE GO THROUGH TO POINT OUT THE ONES THAT FELL INTO THE MORE INTENSE FEELING.>>OKAY. SO SOMEWHAT. WOULD YOU SAY EXTREMELY, VERY, AND SOMEWHAT ARE LIKELY TO VOTE FOR, OR ARE YOU SAYING THAT IT’S NOT LIKELY — YOU’RE SAYING IT’S NOT LIKELY — YOU’RE SAYING IT’S MORE LIKELY EXTREMELY AND VERY ARE GOING TO VOTE FOR IT IN THE SURVEY.>>YES, BUT THAT’S NAT EXACTLY WHAT THIS QUESTION IS MEASURING. IT’S MORE MEASURING LIKE THEIR SUPPORT FOR THAT ONE ITEM. SO IT’S HARD TO SAY THOSE PEOPLE WOULD VOTE FOR THE WHOLE MEASURE, BUT THOSE PEOPLE IF THEY KNEW THAT THAT ITEM WAS IN IT, YES. IF YOU THINK SOMETHING’S VERY IMPORTANT, IT’S A STRONGER PREDICTOR THAN IF SOMETHING’S SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT.>>OKAY, THANK YOU.>>YEAH. OF COURSE. SO THEN TO THAT POINT ACTUALLY, KIND OF POINTING OUT THE ONES THAT ARE MOST EXTREMELY IMPORTANT AND HAVE THAT BIGGEST DARK BLUE BAR, IT IS PROVIDING SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL, THE SENIOR AND AFFORDABLE TRANSIT, AND THE REPAIRING DAMAGED ROADS. SO THOSE WERE THE ONES WITH MOST INTENSITY. AND THEN OVERALL CONSIDERING THE MARGIN OF ERROR, THESE ARE ALL PRETTY COMPARABLE ON THIS PAGE. AND THEN THIS CONTINUES. SO AGAIN, OVERALL RANKING, IT’S STARTING TO GO DOWN A LITTLE BIT TOWARDS THE BOTTOM OF THE SLIDE, BUT YOU SEE THAT IMPROVING AIR QUALITY IN SACRAMENTO COUNTY HAS ABOUT A THIRD OF VOTERS SAYING THAT’S EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO THEM. SO THAT’S ANOTHER ONE THAT HAS A LOT OF INTENSITY, BUT OVERALL 90% OF VOTERS SAYING THAT IN SOME CAPACITY, REDUCING FREEWAY BOTTLENECKS, IMPROVING ROAD SAFETY, AND PROVIDING CRITICAL FUNDING TO REPAIR COUNTY ROADS AND OVERPASS — BRIDGE AND OVERPASSES, ALL THOSE THINGS IN GENERAL ARE SEEN AS IMPORTANT. CONTINUING DOWN THE LIST AND AS YOU NOTICE HERE, WE HAVE ONE ITEM THAT’S GOT A LITTLE BIT OF A BIGGER DARK BLUE BAR, BUT HERE IT’S KIND OF STARTING TO WEAKEN A LITTLE BIT, THAT INTENSE FEELING ON THESE ITEMS BUT OVERALL STILL HIGH VALUES OF OVERALL IMPORTANCE FOR A DIFFERENT PHRASING OF MAKING THE COUNTY ELIGIBLE FOR MATCHING FUNDS, IMPROVING ACCESSIBILITY. SO WHAT WE DID A LOT IN THE SURVEY TOO, WHICH IS A VERY COMMON TOOL, IS TO SPLIT SAMPLE DIFFERENT WAYS OF WORDING THINGS TO SEE WHICH ONES ARE MORE EFFECTIVE. SO FOR EXAMPLE, IMPROVING ACCESSIBILITY BY REDUCING FARES FOR DISABLED AND SENIORS WAS SLIGHTLY LESS COMPELLING THAN THE ALTERNATIVE OF IMPROVING AFFORDABLE TRANSIT FOR SENIORS AND DISABLED. SO AND THEN CONTINUING DOWN THE LIST HERE AS YOU NOTICE THAT DARK BLUE BAR IS GETTING QUITE LESS INTENSE, BUT OVERALL, STILL PA POSITIVE FEELING TOWARDS PROVIDING MATCHING FUNDS FOR COMMUNITIES TO EXPAND THEIR TRANSIT SYSTEM, CONSTRUCTING HOV AND BUS LANES, INCREASING STREET LIGHTING, AND BUILDING AN EXPRESSWAY CONNECTING I-5 HIGHWAY 99 AND HIGHWAY 16. AND THEN THIS IS THE LAST SLIDE OF COUNTY-WIDE PRIORITIES WE TESTED BUT WE DID WANT TO BE THOROUGH AND MAKE SURE WE WERE TESTING ALL OF THE POSSIBLE ITEMS AND AS YOU NOTICE LIKE HERE OVERALL, YOU HAVE TWO-THIRDS OR MORE SAYING THAT THESE ARE IMPORTANT IN GENERAL, BUT YOU HAVE MORE AND MORE VOTERS SAYING THAT THESE ARE NOT IMPORTANT, AND FEWER SAYING THEY’RE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, AND THOSE COME TO KIND OF MORE SPECIFIC ITEMS LIKE REPLACING 400 BUSES AND UPGRADING AND REPAIRING THE AMERICAN RIVER PARKWAY. SO KIND OF LOOKING THROUGH THE CROSS-TABS, WE KIND OF PULLED OUT SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT JUMPED OUT BY THE DIFFERENT CITIES WHERE WE FELT WE HAD ENOUGH SAMPLE TO MAKE A KIND OF A CALL ON WHICH PROJECTS WERE STANDING OUT. OVERALL AS YOU NOTICE HERE, THERE WAS QUITE SOME CONSISTENCY IN WHICH PROJECTS RESONATED IN EACH COMMUNITY, AND THEY ALSO TENDED TO PARALLEL WHAT STOOD OUT ACROSS THE COUNTY. SO THEN AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, WE ASKED A BUNCH OF THE COMMUNITIES SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR COMMUNITY AND THIS WAS ONLY ASKED IN THEIR CITY. SO FOR EXAMPLE, IN CITRUS HEIGHTS, AS YOU’LL NOTING IMPROVING SIT — NOTICE, IMPROVING CITY STREETS WAS REALLY SOMETHING THAT REINATED. 47% SAID IT WAS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, 94% ASSIGNED IMPORTANCE OVERALL. WHEREAS OTHER IMPROVEMENTS WERE ALSO SEEN FAVORABLY BUT THEY LACKED THAT SAME INTENSITY, SO MAKING BIKING AND PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS AND THEN PROVIDING EXPRESS BUS SERVICE. IN ELK GROVE EXTENDING LIGHT RAIL REALLY STOOD OUT. AND THAT WAS KIND OF THE TOP ONE, IN THAT COMMUNITY, BUT ALSO CONSTRUCTING A NEW FOUR-LANE EXPRESSWAY WAS SEEN OVERALL AS IMPORTANT BUT LESS INTENSE THERE AND SIMILARLY WITH CONSTRUCTING A NEW INTERCHANGE. IN FOLSOM YOU HAVE TWO AND THREE SAYING WIDENING — TWO IN THREE SAYING WIDENING WIDE ROCK ROAD IS OVERALL IMPORTANT BUT ABOUT 39% ARE SAYING. IN GALT WE ONLY ASKED ONE QUESTION ABOUT CONSTRUCTING THE NEW INTERCHANGE ON HIGHWAY 99. 64% SAID IT WAS IMPORTANT, ABOUT HALF SAID IT WAS EXTREMELY OR VERY IMPORTANT. IN RANCHO CORDOVA, THE TOP ONE WAS IMPROVEMENTS TO SUNRISE BOULEVARD AND TO MATHER FIELD ROAD. AGAIN, SIMILARLY HERE YOU HAVE MAJORITY SAYING THAT ALL OF THESE PROJECTS ARE IMPORTANT, BUT YOU CAN SEE A DIFFERENCE IN THE ONES THAT ARE KIND OF RESONATING A LITTLE BIT MORE STRONGLY LOCALLY. AND THEN GETTING INTO THE CITY ITSELF. IMPROVING SAFETY ALONG THE AMERICAN RIVER PARKWAY WAS ONE THAT STOOD OUT AS DID JUST REPAIRING AND IMPROVING THE AMERICAN RIVER PARKWAY. THOSE WERE THE TWO THAT KIND OF JUMPED TO THE TOP AND THIS IS THE LIST CONTINUED. YOU SEE HERE ALL OF THE PROGRAMS REALLY GOT KIND OF MAJORITY OVERALL IMPORTANCE IN THE CITY, BUT TH THERE IS LIKE A DELINEATION WHERE THERE WERE TWO-THIRDS OR MORE SAYING THEY WERE IMPORTANT AND THAT INTENSITY COMING DOWN A LITTLE BIT IN THE CITY. AND THEN THIS CONTINUES, AND THESE WERE KIND OF ITEMS THAT GOT MAJORITY SUPPORT AND THEN THERE ARE A COUPLE AT THE BOTTOM SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO TRAILS THAT GENERALLY JUST DIDN’T RESONATE QUITE AS STRONGLY WITH THE BROADER CITY VOTER POPULATION. AND THEN GETTING INTO UNINCORPORATED AREAS, IN UNINCORPORATED AREAS, RESURFACING AND REPAIRING POTHOLES REALLY STOOD OUT STRONGLY. YOU HAVE NEARLY 100% SAYING IT’S IMPORTANT, AND 44% SAYING IT’S EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. SO THAT ONE REALLY RESONATED, BUT IN GENERAL, FIXING AND IMPROVING MAJOR STREETS IN THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS WAS VERY IMPORTANT AS WAS INCREASING SAFETY. AND THE LIST CONTINUES HERE IMPROVING SIDEWALKS ALSO VERY IMPORTANT. OR SORRY, ALSO IMPORTANT OVERALL BUT A LITTLE BIT WEAKER ON NAT INTENSITY SCALE — ON THAT INTENSITY SCALE. ACTUALLY, BEFORE I JUMP INTO THE NEXT SECTION, I THINK I JUST WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT AND PAUSE TO DIGEST ALL OF THOSE SLIDES. THE REASON WE DO THAT AND THAT THEN WHEN WE HAVE A MOMENT TO STEP BACK AND IF THERE IS A POSSIBILITY TO MOVE FORWARD ON A MEASURE AND WE KNOW WHAT OUR COMMUNITIES VALUE AND WE KNOW WHAT STANDS OUT AND WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT TO PEOPLE. SO BREAKING IT DOWN TO THAT LEVEL, EVEN THOUGH IT SEEMS LIKE AN EXTREMELY LONG EXERCISE AND A LUNG LIST WEAL — LONG LIST REALLY HELPS TO HEAR WHAT PEOPLE NEED AND FEEL THEIR COMMUNITY WANTS. SO THE NEXT QUESTION WAS A SIMILAR RANKING SCALE OF EXTREMELY, VERY, SOMEWHAT, OR NOT IMPORTANT, BUT IT WAS SPECIFICALLY AROUND THE ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURE. SO WHAT ARE THE ACCOUNTABILITY PROVISIONS THATT ARE MOST IMPORTANT TO VOTERS? AND JUST THE MOST SIMPLE AND IMPORTANT ONE, JUST REQUIRING THE FUNDS BE USED AS PROM PROMISED — AS PROMISED IN THE MEASURE WAS FAR AND AWAY AND UNDERSTANDABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT. SO YOU HAVE NEARLY TWO-THIRDS SAYING THAT’S EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. 96% SAYING IT’S IMPORTANT. FOLLOWED CLOSELY BY KIND OF THE MORE SPICK ITEMS OF INDEPENDENT AUDITS AND OVERSIGHT AND REQUIRING THAT ONLY 1% GO TO ADMINISTRATION. SO IN GENERAL THAT BROADER PROMISE WAS VERY APPEALING, BUT THEN ALSO THOSE SPECIFICS WERE REALLY IMPORTANT TO VOTERS. AND THEN WE ALSO ASKED SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE CAPITAL CONNECTOR PROGRAM, AND ABOUT WHAT ASPECTS OF THAT WERE MOST APPEALING, AND AS YOU SEE HERE, THIS WAS ONE WHERE WE DID THAT SPLIT SAMPLE EXERCISE TO SEE IF PHRASING IT AS TRAFFIC CONGESTION OR COMMUTE TIMES MADE A DIFFERENCE IN HOW PEOPLE UNDERSTOOD THE PROBLEM. IT DIDN’T. MOST OF THOSE WERE VERY IMPORTANT TO VOTERS AND A MAJORITY OF VOTERS SAID THEY WERE EXTREMELY OR VERY IMPORTANT. AND THEN THIS IS THOSE PRIORITIES CONTINUED. SO OVERALL A MAJORITY SAYING IMPROVING INTERSECTIONS IS EXTREMELY OR VERY IMPORTANT, AND THEN SIMILARLY, PROVIDING A SAFE EVACUATION ROUTE. AS WITH THE OVERALL PRIORITIES, THE TRAILS KIND OF FELL A LITTLE BIT MORE TO THE BOTTOM. SO AFTER GIVING VOTERS ALL THIS INFORMATION, AND WE THEN REASKED THEM ABOUT THEIR ATTITUDES TOWARDS THE MEASURE, AND AS YOU CAN SEE, IT INCREASED, AND IT GREW TO 65% FOR THE 30 ENOUGH YEAR SUNSET, SCWOO FEHR FOR THE 40 YEAR, 63 FOR CONTINUING EXISTING TASK. SO WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE MARGIN OF ERROR ON EACH OF THOSE SPLITS THAT’S ACTUALLY WITHIN THE MARGIN OF ERROR OF TWO-THIRDS ON EACH OF THOSE.>>COULD YOU PAUSE FOR A SECOND, PLEASE. SUPERVISOR FROST?>>OKAY. SO I WAS LOOKING AT THE POWERPOINT, AND ON THESURVEY, THE NUMBERS AGAIN DON’T COMPARE IN THE SAME WAY IF YOU LOOK AT PAGE 14, I’M COMPARING PAGE 14 OF THE SURVEY TO THIS POWERPOINT, AND IT’S BASICALLY SAYING, SO ON THE 30-YEAR SUNSET AFTER INFORMATION, 65% WOULD SUPPORT, BUT IN THE SURVEY, ON PAGE 11 IT SAYS 56% WOULD SUPPORT. AND I’M NOT SURE WHY THERE’S A DIFFERENCE THERE.>>YEAH, I’M HAPPY TO EXPLAIN THAT. THIS IS AFTER THEY HEAR POSITIVE INFORMATION, HEAR ABOUT THE PROJECTS AND POSITIVE INFORMATION. THE FINAL NUMBERS, THE LOWER ONES THAT ARE JUST MAJORITY ARE AFTER THEY HEARD A CRITICISM. THERE’S A LOT OF REASONS WHY WE TEST THAT. WE WANT TO DO A SENSITIVITY TESTING WHEN WE ARE LEARNING MORE ABOUT HOW VOTERS FEEL ABOUT THIS, AND THE VIABILITY OF A MEASURE, AND WE WANT TO KNOW IF NEGATIVE TALK IN THE COMMUNITY HAS AN IMPACT, SO I THINK THAT THAT IS AN IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION TO KEEP IN MIND. BUT IT ALSO IS ONE THAT ASSUMES THAT THERE IS GOING TO BE FUNDED PUBLIC CONVERSATION IN THE NEGATIVE, SO THAT’S WHERE THE CAMPAIGN — THAT’S FOR THE CAMPAIGN TEAM REALLY TO ASSESS THAT LEVEL OF RISK, BUT WE WANTED TO PROVIDE THAT DATA MODELING THAT EXCHANGE.>>OKAY, SO I GUESS THE QUESTION, SO WHAT YOU’RE BASICALLY, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHAT’S PRESENTED ON THIS SLIDE IS THIS IS AFTER POSITIVE, BUT IN THE SURVEY, IT WENT THROUGH A SERIES OF QUESTIONS AND IT WOULD ASK THEM THE QUESTION, THEN IT WOULD GIVE THEM POSITIVE INFORMATION. THE POSITIVE THINGS THAT WOULD HAPPEN IF WE DO THIS MEASURE AND HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT IT NOW, AND THEN THERE WERE ABOUT SEVEN OR NINE QUESTIONS IN THE POSITIVE, AND THERE WAS ONE QUESTION IN THE NEGATIVE, AND THEN AFTER THE NEGATIVE QUESTION, HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT IT NOW. AND THERE WAS A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THAT AFTER ONE NEGATIVE QUESTION, IT DROPPED TO 56% FROM 65%, AND ACTUALLY, ON ALL THE OTHERS, LIKE THE 40-YEAR SUNSET, IT WENT FROM 62 DOWN TO 53, ON THE NO SUNSET, IT WENT FROM 63 DOWN TO 52, ON THE CONTINUING THE EXISTING TAX, IT WENT FROM 63 DOWN TO 60. SO ONE NEGATIVE QUESTION HAD A HUGE IMPACT, WHICH KIND OF SURPRISED ME, AND SO THE QUESTION I HAVE IS, WHY WE ARE PRESENTED JUST THE POSITIVE, WHEN WE KNOW IF SOMETHING LIKE THIS GOES TO THE BALLOT, THERE IS GOING TO BE BALLOT STATEMENTS THAT STATE BOTH POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE ON BOTH SIDES OF JUST, I MEAN, LET’S FACE IT, EVERYBODY READS THEIR BALLOT STATEMENT IF THEY DO NOTHING ELSE, THEY DO USUALLY DO THAT. I JUST WANTED TO POINT OUT. I FEEL LIKE THAT’S IMPORTANT INFORMATION. I WAS JUST CURIOUS TO KNOW WHY WE’RE NOT LOOKING CLOSER AT THAT.>>LET ME RESPOND TO THAT, SUPERVISOR. WHEN YOU DO A POLL, IT IS AS IF EVERY VOTER IN THE POLL REPRESENTING THE COUNTY HAS RECEIVED ALL OF THE INFORMATION EQUALLY. WE KNOW THAT, THIS IS MY 19th ONE, IN DOING THESE, WE KNOW IN FACT THAT’S NOT THE CASE, AND SO IT’S A FALSE NEGATIVE TO ASSUME THAT ALL THE VOTERS WILL SEE THE NEGATIVE — YOU’RE RIGHT, THEY’LL SEE IT IN THE BALLOT STATEMENT AND THE ARGUMENTS, BUT THAT’S ABOUT IT. AND THAT’S, AND THAT’S A VERY SMALL PART OF ANY CAMPAIGN. SO WHAT WE DO IS WE ASK IT BECAUSE WE WANT TO KNOW WHICH NEGATIVE ARGUMENTS ARE THE MOST IMPACTFUL. BUT IN THE REALITY OF A CAMPAIGN, MOST OF THOSE MESSAGES WILL NEVER GET OUT TO ANYBODY IN COMPARISON TO WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE POSITIVE MESSAGES. SO THAT’S WHY WE DO IT THAT WAY IS THAT –>>BUT THERE WAS ONLY ONE NEGATIVE QUESTION, SO HOW ARE YOU COMPARING WHICH NEGATIVE WOULD IMPACT THE MOST? I’M JUST CURIOUS.>>WELL, IN PREVIOUS STUFF, PRIOR TO DOING THIS POLL, IN TALKING TO FOLKS, I MEAN, IN OTHER WORDS, THE NEGATIVES ARE ALWAYS THE SAME FRANKLY. IN EVERY COUNTY I HAVE DONE THESE, THEY ARE USUALLY THE SAME. AND SO BUT WHAT WE DON’T WANT TO DO IS WE DON’T WANT TO GIVE A, A, WE DON’T WANT TO GIVE A FALSE POSITIVE, AND WE DON’T WANT TO GIVE A FALSE NEGATIVE. AND SO WEIGHTING THE POSITIVE AND THE NEGATIVE AS IF IT’S THE SAME IN TERMS OF, YOU KNOW, THE VOTERS WOULD BE A MAJOR FALSE NEGATIVE BECAUSE AGAIN, IT’S ALL ABOUT THE VOLUME AND THE AMPLIFICATION AND THE OUTREACH OF A CAMPAIGN, AND SO THAT’S WHY WE DO IT THAT WAY.>>OKAY. I’M JUST –>>IF SOMEBODY SPENDS $3 MILLION AND DOES THE NO STUFF, WE LOSE.>>I’M — I’M JUST SAYING WE’RE GOING TO DECIDE WHAT WILL GO INTO A MEASURE THAT WOULD BE LIKELY TO PASS, AND SO IN YOUR SURVEY, YOU DID A REALLY GOOD JOB SHOWING US THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN INFORMED AND SOMEONE WHO RESPONDED AFTER POSITIVE INPUT, WHICH WAS I THINK SIGNIFICANT, AND I WAS, THAT’S THE ONLY REASON I BRING IT UP.>>IT’S A VERY GOOD QUESTION, BUT THAT’S WHY WE DO IT.>>YEAH, THANK YOU. DIRECTOR SUEN.>>THANK YOU, CHAIR. APPRECIATE YOUR WORK IN ALL THIS. I THINK I’M GOING TO COME AT IT A DIFFERENT WAY, AND I CAN SPECULATE, BUT I DON’T HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF EXPERIENCE WITH POLLS, SO I WAS WONDERING, YOU PUT FORTH THE INFORMATION ABOUT VALUE, ABOUT PRIORITIES, ABOUT CHECKS AND BALANCES, AND AFTER HEARING ALL OF THAT, THE, AFTER THE INFORMATION RESULTS DON’T APPEAR TO CHANGE MUCH. AND I’M JUST WONDERING IN YOUR EXPERIENCE WHAT, WHAT WOULD YOU EQUATE THAT TO FROM THESE, FROM THESE RESULTS?>>YEAH, I MEAN, I THINK WHAT THIS, THESE RESULTS REALLY TELL US IS THAT THERE IS AN OPENING, BUT WE DO HAVE TO GIVE PEOPLE A LOT OF INFORMATION, AND IT’S GOING TO TAKE LOT OF WORK TO GET US TO WHERE WE NEED TO BE.>>LET ME PHRASE IT ANOTHER WAY. ONCE THEY FIND — THEY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE IS VALUE IN THESE THINGS, AND THEN THE PRIORITIES THEY’RE ALLOWED TO LIST THEIR PRIORITIES, AND THEN THEY, THEY HEAR ABOUT THE CHECKS AND BALANCES ARE IN PLACE THAT SHOULD ADDRESS THE CONCERNS THAT THEY WOULD HAVE, IT DOESN’T REALLY MOVE THEIR INITIAL ACCORDING TO THIS CHART HERE, IT DOESN’T REALLY MOVE THEIR RESULTS NUTIONAL VOTE.>>YEAH — INITIAL VOTE.>>YEAH.>>IS IT BECAUSE THEY DON’T VALUE IT REALLY, OR –>>IT’S BECAUSE WHAT WE’RE LISTED TO THEM ARE THINGS THAT COULD HAPPEN. WE’RE NOT TELLING THEM THIS IS HAPPENING.>>OH, I SEE.>>WHEN WE GIVE THEM THE POSITIVE MESSAGES, WE ARE DOING MORE OF THAT. BUT THE ACCOUNTABILITY AND ALL THE PROJECTS, IT’S WE’RE NOT PROMISING THAT THOSE ARE IN THERE YET, RIGHT? WE ARE ASSESSING HOW IMPORTANT THEY ARE TO PEOPLE. BUT AGAIN TO YOUR POINT, I DO THINK THAT THAT’S WHY IT’S SO IMPORTANT TO DO THAT EXERCISE OF KNOWING WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO PEOPLE SO THAT WE START OUT IN A REALLY STRONG POSITION. BECAUSE CHANGING PEEP’S OPINIONS IS HARD. — PEOPLE’S OPINIONS IS HARD.>>I SEE. SO YOU BELIEVE THAT IF THEY, THEY THOUGHT THIS WAS LITERALLY IN WRITING, THIS IS, THESE ARE THE PRIORITIES THAT ARE GOING TO HAPPEN, THESE CHECKS AND BALANCES ARE GOING TO OCCUR, THAT YOU THINK THAT WOULD GO UP.>>YEAH.>>OKAY. THANK YOU.>>OKAY, DIRECTOR HUME.>>THANK YOU, CHAIR. I WANT TO FOLLOW ALONG ON THIS LINE OF QUESTIONS JUST FOR A MOMENT BECAUSE IT IS SOMEWHAT CONCERNING, AND I APPRECIATE YOUR EXPLANATION THERE AS WELL AS WHAT MR. TOWNSEND JUST SHARED. BUT IT’S SOMEWHAT CONCERNING THAT AFTER ALL OF THE INFORMATION OF WHAT COULD BE INCLUDED, WE SAW A 2% BUMP UP, BUT THEN BY ASKING ONE QUESTION CONSISTING OF TWO PARAGRAPHS, ONE PARAGRAPH THAT SAID HERE IS WHAT IT COULD POTENTIALLY BE WRONG WITH THE MEASURE, THE SECOND PARAGRAPH AGAIN EXTOLLING EVERYTHING THAT COULD POSSIBLY BE DONE WITH THIS MEASURE, SO REINFORCING THAT POSITIVE THEN AGAIN AFTER YOU’VE JUST TOLD THEM THE NEGATIVE, YOU SEE A 9 PERCENTAGE POINT DROP.>>SO.>>SO WE ONLY WENT UP BY 2% WHEN WE TOLD THEM THE GOOD STUFF OR AT LEAST WHAT COULD BE THE GOOD STUFF, AND WE WEPT DOWN BY 9 — WE WENT DOWN BY 9 WHEN WE PUT BARELY AN INKLING, A WHISPER OF NEGATIVITY OUT THERE. THEN PUT ON MORE POSITIVE AND YOU DROP 9 POINTS.>>YEAH, IT IS A REAL VULNERABILITY AS DAVID SAID ENOUGH MONEY FOR EVERYONE TO HEAR THAT NEGATIVE MESSAGE, WE WOULD BE IN TROUBLE. I DO WANT TO ADDRESS ONE THING, WHICH IS LIKE REHEARING THAT INITIAL EXPLANATION, YOU HAVE TO THINK OF THAT UNTIL WE REALLY IDENTIFY WHAT ARE THE KEY PROJECTS IN THE MEASURE THAT PEOPLE — ARE RESONATING WITH PEOPLE THAT INITIAL EXPLANATION IS KIND OF NEUTRAL, RIGHT? THAT’S NOT MEANT TO RESWAY THEM AFTER THEY HEAR THE NEGATIVE. IT’S JUST MEANT TO REDESCRIBE THE PACKAGE TO BE — SO I THINK THAT’S A WAY OF JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT IT’S NOT PERCEIVED AS LIKE NEGATIVE AND THEN POSITIVE, THAT MESSAGE IS JUST NEGATIVE. YEAH, I MEAN, I THINK THAT THAT’S WHY FUNDAMENTALLY AS I JUST SAID, I THINK THAT AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT’S GOING TO TAKE REALLY STRENGTHENING THAT MEASURE, MAKING SURE PEOPLE KNOW THE PROJECTS THEY CARE ABOUT ARE PART OF IT, AND GETTING THAT INITIAL SUPPORT AS HIGH AS POSSIBLE, AND THEN GETTING REMINDING PEOPLE. BECAUSE YEAH, IF THERE IS A BROAD BLAST ANTI-TAX MESSAGE OUT THERE, IT COULD BE A REAL VULNERABILITY.>>ANYONE ELSE? THANK YOU. GO AHEAD.>>>SO THE NEXT FEW SLIDES I KIND OF IN THIS CONVERSATION THAT WE’VE HAD HAVE KIND OF COVERED IT, BUT I’LL RUN THROUGH THEM QUICKLY TO PUT A BOW ON EVERYTHING. SO VOTERS ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT TRAFFIC. HOMELESSNESS IS THE NUMBER ONE PROBLEM IN THE COUNTY, BUT TRAFFIC IS RIGHT AFTER THAT, AND THEY SAY IT’S GETTING WORSE, AND A MAJORITY ARE SAYING THAT THEY ARE WILLING TO SUPPORT THIS MEASURE, BUT WE ARE FALLING SHORT OF THE TWO-THIRDS INITIALLY, AND AS WE’VE DISCUSSED, KIND OF BREAKING OUT BOTH THOSE INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS THAT ARE MOST IMPORTANT AND THEN THOSE FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY PIECES THAT WILL REASSURE VOTERS IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO MAKING SURE THAT THOSE ARE PART OF A PACKAGE SHOULD WE PROCEED. AND THEN OVERALL VOTERS DON’T FLUCTUATE AFTER HEARING POSITIVE MESSAGES. SUPER GREATLY WHICH IS WHY IT’S SO IMPORTANT. IT’S NOT TO SAY MESSAGES DON’T RESONATE. WE SEE THAT A LOT. IN FACT, THERE WERE KEY MESSAGES THAT REALLY STOOD OUT, PARTICULARLY PERTAINING TO ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRAFFIC REDUCTION, WHICH IS THE BIGGEST PROBLEM, BUT IT’S, I THINK A MATTER OF JUST PUTTING A FINE POINT ON THOSE PROJECTS AND THE IMPACT TO THEIR DAILY LIFE. AND FUNDAMENTALLY AS WE HAVE BEEN DISCUSSING, IT’S GOING TO TAKE REFINING THIS MEASUR, A CONCERTED EFFORT AND STRONG CAMPAIGN TO HELP THIS SUCCEED AT THE BALLOT.>>I HAVE A QUESTION. DIRECTOR MILLER?>>OR NOT. SORRY ABOUT THAT.>>THAT WOULD BE DIRECTOR HARRIS. I WONDERED WHILE YOU WERE WIGGLING YOUR EYEBROWS AT ME. [LAUGHTER]>>THERE’S LOTS OF EXPLANATIONS FOR THAT, SUSAN. [LAUGHTER] YOU KNOW WHAT, THESE RESULTS TELL ME IS THAT IT’S EASIER TO SOW SEEDS OF DOUBT THAN IT IS TO SOW SEEDS OF HOPE, AND IT TAKES A LOT MORE EDUCATION TO GET PEOPLE INTO THE POSITIVE THAN THE ENERGY IT TAKES TO MOVE THEM TO THE NEGATIVE. I THINK THAT THAT’S JUST HUMAN NATURE. IN THE TWO-THIRDS TAX MEASURE, EVEN UNDER THE BEST OF CIRCUMSTANCES, ON ANY BALLOT MEASURE REACHING TWO-THIRDS IS A VERY HIGH BAR. AND THE FACT THAT WE’RE POLLING SO CLOSE TO TWO-THIRDS WITH A POSITIVE MESSAGE TO ME IS HOPEFUL. YOU KNOW, I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO BE ABLE TO PASS A MEASURE BECAUSE I THINK OUR REGION REALLY NEEDS THIS INFUSION OF CASH FOR ALL THE MYRIAD REASONS THAT HAVE BEEN POLLED. THERE ARE A LOT OF DISPARATE IDEAS ABOUT WHERE THE MONEY SHOULD BE FOCUSED, HOW IT SHOULD BE SPENT, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO JUST TELL EVERYBODY WHO HAS A SPECIFIC MESSAGE TO GIVE TO THIS BODY THAT BARE IN MIND THAT — BEAR IN MIND, THAT IF WE DON’T PASS THE MEASURE, NONE OF YOUR IDEAS WILL COME TO FRUITION AND NONE OF THE PRIORITIES FOR OUR REGION WILL BE ATTAINABLE. SO WE HAVE TO KEEP THAT IN MIND. BUT AGAIN I THINK THAT THE INFORMATION PRESENTED HERE TELLS US THAT WE’VE GOT A REAL SHOT AT THIS. AND YOU KNOW, I KNOW THAT THERE IS THE CLASSIC DEBATE BETWEEN FIXING ROADS AND DOING THE FUNDAMENTALS AND SUPPORTING TRANSIT. WE RAN UP AGAINST THAT WITH MEASURE B. YOU KNOW, WE STILL HAVE THAT DEBATE. BUT FOR EVERYBODY WHO HAS A SPECIFIC PRIORITY, I AGAIN ASK YOU TO TEMPER IT WITHIN THE IDEA OF THAT ATTAINING TWO-THIRDS IS VERY HARD, AND IF WE DON’T PASS A MEASURE, WE’RE REALLY NOT GOING TO GET VERY FAR WITH ANY OF OUR PRIORITIES.>>THANK YOU. ANYONE ELSE? ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? OKAY. THANK YOU.>>THANKS.>>MR. MAGNUSSEN?>>GOOD AFTERNOON. , MADAM CHAIR, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. SEEMS YOU DIDN’T LEAVE ME INSTRUCTION, DID YOU?>>RENEE, DO YOU WANT –>>THEY’RE DOING IT FROM THE BACK. LET ME GET IT. WE CAN TELL METRO CABLE IF YOU’LL JUST TELL US WHAT TO SAY. TURP IT ON, OKAY — TURN IT ON, OKAY. THERE WE GO. THANK YOU.>>SO — AH. THEN FULL SCREEN.>>OKAY, METRO CABLE, CAN YOU FIX THAT, PLEASE? THEY’RE SHOWING US TWO PAGES. NOW I MADE IT GO AWAY. SORRY, BOB.>>OKAY.>>THERE WE GO.>>YAY.>>VERY GOOD, THANK YOU. HELLO, EVERYBODY. BOG MAGNUSSEN FROM THE TCT MEASURE A CONSULTING TEAM. SO WHAT I’M GOING TO TAKE YOU THROUGH SOME HIGHLIGHTS AND BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE DECENNIAL REPORT. BEFORE I DO THAT LET ME JUST GIVE A COUPLE OF PREFACING REMARKS. WE REALLY WANTED TO DO SOMETHING THAT WOULD HELP EXPLAIN THIS TO THE GENERA PUBLIC, AND TO SHOW THE IMPACT OF MEASURE A, AND I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS WE FOUND EARLY ON IS THAT THERE IS A LOT OF JUST UNAWARENESS OF KIND OF ALL THE THINGS THAT HAD HAPPENED AROUND THEM THAT WERE ATTRIBUTABLE TO MEASURE A, BUT THEY WEREN’T REALLY AWARE OF. SO THAT WAS A BIG PART OF WHAT WE WANTED TO PL ACCOMPLISH. WE ALSO WANTED TO DO IT IN A WAY THAT PEOPLE COULD FIND ACCESSIBLE. IT’S VERY, YOU KNOW, COMPLICATED. THERE IS HARD FOR PEOPLE I THINK TO GRASP A LOT OF TIMES, SO WE PUT INTO KIND OF A INFOGRAPHIC FORMAT IF YOU WILL SO THAT PEOPLE COULD BE ABLE TO WALK THEIR WAY THROUGH IT AND NOT GET BOGGED DOWN TOO MUCH IN REPORT TYPE, YOU KNOW, APPROACH. FINALLY, WE WANTED TO GIVE THE JURISDICTIONS AND ALL THE AGENCIES AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE INVOLVED IN IT. SO THIS REALLY INCLUDES THEIR INPUT IN TERMS OF THE DATA FROM THEIR RESPECTIVE AREAS, AND THE SUCCESSES OF MEASURE A AND THE TOTAL IMPACT. SO LET’S SEE IF WE CAN FIND THE RIGHT BUTTON THERE. THERE WE GO. SO WE, YOU KNOW, THIS IS A 10-YEARS, 2 2009 TO 19. I THINK WHAT WE’VE FOUND IS THAT THIS IS REALLY SOUND PUBLIC POLICY. THIS IS VOTERS GOING, YOU KNOW, VOTING. YOU KNOW, USING THE BALLOT BOX TO EXPRESS THEIR WILL, AND THEN YOU KNOW, PUBLIC SERVANTS AND MEMBERS OF YOU KNOW CITYWIDE, COUNTY-WIDE, AND THE AUTHORITY REALLY TRANSLATING THIS INTO REAL BENEFITS. IN RESPONSE TO THE DECLINING STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDING AND JUST TO BE CLEAR, WE’RE COVERING THESE TEN YEARS. WE LOVE TO GO BACK BEFORE 2009, BEFORE 2004. I THINK IF WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY, WE’LL DO THAT BUT WE ARE LOOKING AT AN APPLES TO APPLES COMPARISON, SO W WE REALLY WANTED TO BE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT CONSISTENT SET OF NUMBERS AND DATA AND IMPACT THROUGHOUT THAT 10-YEAR PERIOD, AND WE’RE ABLE TO DO THAT. BY THE WAY, THESE NUMBERS GO THROUGH JUNE OF 2019. I ENCOURAGE EVERYBODY TO GO TO THE SACTA.ORG WEB SITE AND READ THE ENTIRE 26-PAGE REPORT. THE HEART OF THE REPORT REALLY IS THE INPUT FROM ALL OF THE CITIES, COUNTY, AND AGENCIES, WHICH IS NOT, THIS IS JUST A VERY BRIEF SUMMARY. WE DON’T REALLY HAVE THE SPACE OR TIME TO GO THROUGH EACH OF THOSE, BUT THAT’S REALLY THE GUTS OF THIS THING. SO YOU KNOW WE GOT THE TIMELINE. 1988, 2004, 2009 WHEN THINGS REALLY TOOK EFFECT. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE REALLY I THINK WERE ABLE TO PULL TOGETHER BECAUSE OF THE INVOLVEMENT OF ALL OF THE JURISDICTIONS. SO EVERYBODY PROVIDED FOR THEIR AREA THE TOTAL IMPACT WHEN YOU CONSIDER MATCHING FUNDING FROM STATE AND LOCAL SOURCES. SO A TOTAL OF $1.476 BILLION IN REVENUE ACROSS THOSE SOURCES RESULTING IN AN IMPACT OF $3.54 BILLION IN PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS OVER THAT 10-YEAR PERIOD. SO YOU KNOW, THESE ARE THINGS THAT WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED WITHOUT MEASURE A. IT’S A BIG NUMBER. WE WENT THROUGH THE TRANSPORTATION MODES, AND I THINK YOU KNOW BIG — NO BIG SURPRISES THERE HOW PEOPLE ARE GETTING AROUND. POPULATION HAS INCREASED 10% DURING THIS PERIOD. THERE ISN’T GOOD DATA ON JOB IMPACT. I THINK THAT’S SOMETHING WE’D LOVE TO SEE MORE OF FROM THESE PROJECTS, BUT THE CITY OF SACRAMENTO DOES LOOK AT THIS, AND FOUND IN THEIR, YOU KNOW, ESTIMATES 2,000 DIRECT AND INDIRECT JOBS CREATED THROUGH TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS OVER THIS PERIOD. HOW MEASURE A WORKS. WE SPEND A LITTLE BUILT OF TIME ON THAT FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND. I THINK YOU GUYS OBVIOUSLY UNDERSTAND IT. BUT YOU KNOW WE WANTED TO EXPLAIN TO FOLKS HOW THE STA BOARD AND THE AUTHORITY OF THE BOARD ARE COMPRISED. THE ROLE OF ITOC, AND THE ROLE OF THE EXPENDITURE PLAN, AND THE PRINCIPLES UPON WHICH IT’S BASED. THERE ARE A LOT OF WAYS TO TRY TO EXPLAIN WHERE THE MONEY GOES, AND WHERE THE REVENUE SOURCES ARE, AND WE DECIDED THIS WAS KIND OF THE SIMPLEST WAY TO SHOW IT REALLY AS A SYSTEM. AND I THINK WHEN YOU THINK OF IT AS A SYSTEM, IT’S EASIER TO UNDERSTAND, YOU KNOW, KIND OF THE, YOU KNOW, TRANSIT STREET AND ROAD MAINTENANCE, BUSES, CARPOOL LANES, AND THE KIND OF INTEGRATED NATURE OF ALL OF THOSE ELEMENTS OF THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM. THERE’S ALSO THE MITIGATION FEES IS A FAR SMALLER CONTRIBUTION, BUT WE WANTED TO BREAK THAT OUT. SO WE FEEL LIKE WE WERE COMING WITH UP TWO PRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD, EASY TO DIGEST WAYS TO UNDERSTAND THE REVENUE. AND THEN AS I SAID, THE HEART OF IT WAS REALLY GETTING EVERYBODY TO CONTRIBUTE. IT WAS A LONG PROCESS. AN ITERATIVE PROCESS, A LOT OF BACK AND FORTH, BUT I REALLY APPRECIATE THE HELP OF ALL OF THE PUB LURKWORKS FOLKS FROM ALL OF THE CITIES AND AGENCIES AND THE COUNTY WHO CONTRIBUTED. YOU’LL SEE WHEN YOU GO TO THE FULL REPORT, EACH ONE OF THOSE ENTITIES HAS, YOU KNOW, EXTENSIVE CONTRIBUTION IN TERMS OF THEIR PERFORMANCE AND THEIR SUCCESSES WITH MEASURE A. SO CONCLUSION WAS THAT IT’S BEEN SUCCESSFUL. IT OBVIOUSLY CHALLENGES PARTICULARLY GOING FORWARD. I THINK ARE IN AGREEMENT THAT WE NEED MORE FUNDING IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO MAKE PROGRESS, AND WE’VE GOT FUTURE PRIORITIES THAT I THINK EVERYBODY AGREES ON. FROM ROAD REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE TO MORE TRANSIT RIDERSHIP AND SERVICES AND SO ON. BUT OVERALL, THROUGH JUNE 2019, WE’RE LOOKING AT, YOU KNOW, TOTAL IMPACT OF $3.5 BILLION FROM MEASURE A. ANY QUESTIONS?>>NOBODY SIGNED UP TO SPEAK. ANY QUESTIONS? NO?>>OKAY.>>YOU GET AN A.>>GO TO SACTA.ORG.>>CHAIR PETERS, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, MY NAME IS NOAH PAINTER WITH K&P STRATEGIES. OUR TASK AS PART OF THE TCT CONSULTING TEAM IS FOCUSED ON HANDLING THE OUTREACH THAT WE’VE SPENT A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF TIME ON WITH STA AND THEN PRIOR TO THAT WITH A CONTRACT WORKING ON OUTREACH THEY’RE DEVELOPING A LISTENING TOUR. ONE OF THE THINGS I WANTED TO DO WAS HIGHLIGHT. I’M SURE THAT THERE WAS A NUMBER OF PRESS RELEASES AND COMMUNICATIONS COMING OUT IN THE LAST WEEK OR SO REGARDING OUTREACH AND INPUT FROM CERTAIN AGENCIES AND STAKEHOLDERS THAT WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE OVERALL OUTREACH PROCESS. WE’VE MET WITH MANY, MANY STAKEHOLDERS. WE’VE HAD 107 DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS ENGAGE WITH US THROUGH THIS PROCESS. WHAT I DO WANT TO PASS OUT IS A LIST THAT WE PREPARED JUST HIGHLIGHTING SOME OF THE DATES FROM THE ORGANIZATIONS WE’VE MET WITH THAT MAY HAVE SAID OR REPRESENTED THAT THEY DIDN’T HAVE SOME INPUT, SO I WOULD LIKE TO HAND THAT TO THE CLERK NOW AND I’M OPEN FOR QUESTIONS.>>OKAY. DO YOU WANT TO PROJECT THE LIST?>>SURE.>>MAYBE A LITTLE BIGGER. OKAY.>>SO THIS LIST ESSENTIALLY HIGHLIGHTS THAT WE’VE MET WITH GROUPS THAT ARE TYPICALLY, YOU KNOW, HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE EARLIER TODAY THAT YOU WILL HEAR ABOUT, HAVING CONVERSATIONS WITH THEM ABOUT THE OVERALL PROCESS OF THE TRANSPORTATION LISTENING TOUR, ASKING THEM FOR THEIR TRANSPORTATION PRIORITIES, AS WELL AS DISCUSSING WITH THEM THE ONGOING PROCESS AND OUTREACH WORK THAT WE HAVE DONE. WE’VE CONTINUED, YOU KNOW, NUMEROUS COMMUNICATIONS. SO WE JUST WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THAT, THAT THAT HAS BEEN DONE, IT’S CONTINUING TO BE DONE. THERE IS ANOTHER MEETING THAT IS SCHEDULED NOVEMBER 20TH THAT WILL CONTINUE TO ENGAGE WITH, SO WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE BOARD HEARS THAT YOUR CONSULTING TEAM IS FULLY ENGAGED AND WORKING WITH ALL STAKEHOLDERS IN THIS PROCESS.>>THANK YOU. WE HAVE A QUESTION. DIRECTOR KENNEDY?>>MR. PAINTER, I’M LOOKING AT THE LIST, AND I JUST WANT TO POINT OUT, NOT YOUR FAULT, BUT JUST TO FURTHER, YOU KNOW, MAKE THE POINT, THIS DOESN’T EVEN INCLUDE MEETINGS I HAVE HAD WITH THESE ORGANIZATIONS, AND I’M SURE THERE ARE OTHER BOARD MEMBERS THAT CAN SAY THE SAME THING.>>SO THIS WAS A REVIEW DONE BASED ON OUR CALENDAR AND MEETINGS THAT WE HAD IDENTIFIED AND REPORTS THAT WE’RE WORKING ON.>>YEAH, I THINK THE POINT HE IS MAKING IS MANY OF US HAVE HAD MEETINGS ALSO.>>YEAH.>>ABSOLUTELY.>>IN ADDITION TO THE 100-PLUS MEETINGS YOU’VE HAD.>>WE WERE AMISS IN NOT LETTING YOU KNOW.>>FULLY UNDERSTAND. THANK YOU.>>ANY QUESTIONS? DOES THAT COMPLETE YOUR PRESENTATION?>>IT DOES.>>OKAY. THANK YOU. MR. TOWNSEND?>>YEAH, THAT COMPLETES OUR PRESENTATION IN CASE ANYBODY HAS ANY QUESTIONS OR ANYTHING. OTHERWISE.>>I DON’T SEE ANY.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. THERE COULD BE LATER. WE’RE GOING TO GO TO SPEAKER REQUESTS I HAVE AROUND 30 OF THEM. THERE WILL BE A TWO-MINUTE LITTLE ON YOUR COMMENTS AND MIGHT I SUGGEST YOU THINK OF SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO SAY THAN THE PERSON BEFORE YOU, SO IT KEEPS IT MORE INTERESTING FOR US. AND THE FIRST PERSON IS DAN ALLISON, AND THEN NICHOLAS WELLS. AND AFTER THAT, HAROLD HAMMOND.>>GOOD AFTERNOON, MEMBERS, NIGH NAME IS DAN ALLISON. I HAVE SPOKEN TO YOU BEFORE REPRESENTING ORGANIZATIONS. I WANT TO MAKE CLEAR TODAY I AM NOT, AND SPECIFICALLY I AM NOT REPRESENTING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT I WORK FOR. BUT THE NATURE OF MY JOB WORKING FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IS THAT I ASK QUESTIONS OF AND LISTEN TO RESPONSES FROM BOTH STUDENTS AND PARENTS ABOUT WHAT THEIR KIRNS ARE IN THEIR — CONCERNS ARE IN THEIR TRANSPORTATION CHALLENGES. STUDENTS WANT TO GO PLACES. IT EXCITES THEM MORE THAN ANYTHING. AND MYTHOLOGY THAT THEY WANT TO SIT IN FRONT OF THEIR SCREEN IS NOT TRUE. THEY REALLY WANT TO GO PLACES. BUT THEIR PARENTS WON’T LET THEM GO MANY PLACES BOSS THEIR PARENTS DON’T — BECAUSE THEIR BECAUSE OF TRAFFIC SAFETY, DRIVER BEHAVIOR, AND LACK OF SIDEW SIDEWALKS IN MANY PLACES. THE STUDENTS FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT IT. THEY REPORT THE SAME THING TO ME. OUR EXISTING TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM DOES NOT WORK FOR STUDENTS. THAW DON’T WANT TO BE IN THEIR PARENTS’ CAR. THEY WANT TO BE ABLE TO TRAVEL INDEPENDENTLY OUT OF CARS WITH THEIR FAMILIES, WITH THEIR FRIENDS, AND BY THEMSELVES, AND OUR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM DOESN’T WORK FOR THEM. THE POLLING DIDN’T ASK STUDENTS ANYTHING. IT WAS OBVIOUSLY CALLS TO ADULTS. WE DIDN’T GATHER ANY INFORMATION FROM STUDENTS, AND I THINK WE NEED TO. THE SUCCESS OF THE SacRT FREE RIDE PROGRAM IS AN INDICATION THAT STUDENTS WANT TO GO PLACES ON TRANSIT. I TAKE A BUS THAT GOES BY TWO HIGH SCHOOLS, AND THE BUS HAS SOME DAYS BEEN SO CROWDED I COULDN’T EVEN GET ON. IT WAS FULL OF STUDENTS. THAT’S HOW MUCH THEY WANT TO TRAVEL ON TRANSIT. AND WE’RE NOT HEARING THAT WHEN WE DO POLLING OF ADULTS. THE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL ISSUE IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT, BUT STUDENTS WANT MORE THAN THAT. THEY WANT TO SAFE ROUTES TO PARKS, TO THE STORE, TO THEIR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES’ HOUSES. THEY WANT SAFE ROUTES EVERYWHERE. THANK YOU.>>OKAY. THANK YOU, NICHOLAS WELLS, THEN HAROLD HAMMOND.>>GREETINGS AND GOOD AFTERNOON, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. I WANTED TO TALK MOSTLY ON MY DISPOSITION ON REALLOCATING FUNDS AWAY FROM INFRASTRUCTURE AND IMPROVING OUR ROADS OVER TOWARDS PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. NOW, I WANT TO TALK ABOUT JOB GROWTH. NOW ON PAPER, BOTH OF THOSE DO SEEM TO CREATE JOBS, AND I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE JOBS IN THE BUILDING TRADES AND THE FACT THAT THOSE ARE GOOD JOBS. THOSE ARE WELL PAYING JOBS. THEY’RE JOBS THAT YOU CAN SUPPORT A FAMILY ON, YOU KNOW, AFFORD A MORTGAGE AND THAT IF HISTORY HAS TAUGHT US ANYTHING ABOUT LETTING INFRASTRUCTURE DECAY AND GO TO WASTE, THAT IT CAN RESULT IN THE LOSS OF LIFE. AND I THINK THAT WE NEED TO FOCUS MORE ON THAT BECAUSE IT’S A FAILING INFRASTRUCTURE. AND I THINK YOU WOULD GET A TRICKLE DOWN EFFECT, YOU WOULD SEE TRAFFIC, CONGESTION, ALL OF THAT GO DOWN BECAUSE HERE IN SACRAMENTO, OUR INFRASTRUCTURE IS, I CAN’T GIVE YOU A NUMBER, BUT IT’S OLD AND IT’S JAM PACKED. I CAME FROM THE BAY AREA, SO I’M IMPLANTED FROM THERE, AND OUR CITY CONTINUES TO GROW. SO THAT’S ALL I HAVE TO SAY. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. HAROLD HAMMOND AND THEN DALE PAGE.>>GOOD AFTERNOON, I’M HAROLD HAMMOND.>>GOOD AFTERNOON.>>OKAY. I’M LOCAL 46, I’M ACTUALLY A CARPENTER. JUST KIND OF GIVE YOU SOME MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MY COMMUTE. I’M A SINGLE PARENT. I PICK UP MY DAUGHTER FROM SCHOOL. I GO TO WORK EACH DAY AND TRYING TO GET HER TO SOCCER PRACTICE IS DEFINITELY AN IMPOSSIBLE FEAT, BUT I DO IT EVERY DAY. AND I THINK THAT ACTUALLY WITH MY JOB BEING THE GOOD JOB THAT I HAVE, WHICH I’M THANKFUL FOR, IT ALLOWS ME TO BE ABLE TO SOMETIMES HAVE HELP WHEN I PAY PEOPLE, OKAY? SO THE FACT THAT THE INFRASTRUCTURE, IF IT COULD BE BETTER, AS FAR AS LANES BEING OPENED UP AND POTHOLES BEING FIXED AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE THELP MOOD EGOOD BATE — IT HELPED ME GET BACK AND FORTH TO COMMUTE FASTER DEFINITELY GIVES ME MORE TIME WITH MY FAMILY AND BEING ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF MY BUSINESS MORE EFFICIENTLY. THANK YOU.>>OKAY. THANK YOU. DALE PAGE AND THEN KEVIN IT’S EITHER BUSEN OR BUSAL.>>SO BASICALLY I LIVED IN THIS AREA OVER 40 YEARS, AND THE QUALITY OF LIFE HAS DETERIORATED SOMEWHAT. CONDITIONS A LOT WORSE THAN IT USED TO BE. AND WHEN I’M CAUGHT IN CONGESTION, I’M CONCERNED BECAUSE I SEE THE FACT THAT WE HAVE A TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM THAT IS DEPENDENT ON THE PERSONAL VEHICLE. AND I’M CONCERNED THAT THE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THOSE VEHICLES SITTING THERE IDLING AND NOT EFFECTIVELY GETTING PEOPLE WHERE THEY NEED TO GO. SO I BELIEVE THAT WE CAN HAVE ALL THESE THINGS THAT THE FOLKS FROM THE BUILDING TRADES WANT TO HAVE, WE JUST NEED TO START LOOKING AT A DIFFERENT WAY TO DO IT. AND THERE IS A DIFFERENCE WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING AT THE SURVEY, YOU CAN CONSIDER WHETHER YOU ARE GOING TO BE FOLLOWING THE HERD, OR YOU’RE GOING TO BE LEADING.-T OF YOU ON THE ROAD. YOU PUT YOUR BRAKES ON AND YOU THINK I NEED TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENTLY. IN THE CONTEXT OF GREENHOUSE GASES PRODUCING CLIMATIC CHANGES LIKE WE’VE SEEN WITH FIRES AND THAT SORT OF THING, WE NEED TO CONSIDER ALTERNATIVES. I THINK WE NEED TO HAVE TRANSIT SUPPORT, AND I BELIEVE THAT THESE BUILDING TRADE GENTLEMEN WILL HAVE GOOD JOBS SUPPORTING THOSE IMPROVEMENTS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>THANK YOU, MR. PAGE. KEVIN BUSAL AND THEN ALICE KIMBLE AND VIRGINIA WENICKY.>>KEVIN BUSEY, CITY OF ELK GROVE. YOU KNOW I WENT THROUGH THE PLAN RESULTS IN GREAT DETAILS, — POLL RESULTS IN GREAT DETAIL AND THE THINGS WE NEED TO ADDRESS IS TRANSPORTATION SAFETY, FIX IT FIRST, AND CONGESTION RELIEF. WE NEED TO GET THOSE POLLED THE HIGHEST, WE NEED TO REALLY LOOK AT THAT, AND THEN THOSE OTHER THINGS THAT WE MAY WANT, OTHER PEOPLE MAY WANT REGARDING TRANSIT AND WALKING AND BIKING WHICH ARE ALSO IMPORTANT BUT MAY NOT POLL AS HIGH, WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE A STRONG EMPHASIS ON THOSE ONES THAT DO POLL HIGH IF WE WANT TO TRY TO BRING THOSE INTO THE MEASURE. THAT’S ALL I HAVE.>>THANK YOU, MR. BUSEAL.>>ALICE KIMBLE, THEN VIRGINIA WINICKY.>>THANKS. HELLO, MY NAME IS ALICE KIMBLE, AND I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANKS TO THE STA. THE STA THANKS, FOR YOUR MEASURE A MONEY BECAUSE IF IT WASN’T FOR YOU, I WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO GO ANYWHERE. I LIVE OUTSIDE OF THE ADA, SO IF IT WASN’T FOR MEASURE A, I WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO GO ANYWHERE. I DO USE PARATRANSIT TO GO EVERYWHERE, TO WORK, TO CHURCH, ANYWHERE MY HEART DESIRES, AND ANYWHERE THEY’LL TAKE ME. SO I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED MEASURE A MONEY SO THAT I’M ABLE TO GET OUT AND GO WHERE I WANT TO GO.>>THANK YOU.>>I HOPE YOU CONTINUE THAT.>>THANK YOU, MS. KIMBLE.>>THANK YOU.>>AND VIRGINIA WINICKY.>>GOOD AFTERNOON, CHAIR AND BOARD. MY NAME IS VIRGINIA WINICKY, I WORK FOR ACC SENIOR SERVICES MANAGING THE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM. I JUST WANTED TO INFORM THE BOARD THAT ACC RIDES STARTED WITH ASSISTANCE OF PARATRANSIT. WAY BACK IN 2003, WE RECEIVED A GRANT FROM AREA AGENCY ON AGING, AND WE APPROACHED PARATRANSIT FOR ASSISTANCE. WITHOUT HESITATION THEY LOANED US ONE BUS, AN EIGHT-PASSENGER BUS. IN ONE MONTH TIME, WE PROVIDED 267 ONE-WAY RIDES. AFTER THREE MONTHS, PARATRANSIT CAME BACK TO US. WE DIDN’T GO TO THEM AND ASK THEM FOR ANOTHER VEHICLE BECAUSE THEY NOTICED THAT WE HAD BEEN PROVIDING MORE THAN 600 RIDES AFTER THE THREE MONTHS PERIOD. THAT ONLY SAYS THAT THE TRANSPORTATION FOR THE OLDER COMMUNITY, THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO PUBLIC TRANSIT OR COULD NOT ACCESS PUBLIC TRANSIT BECAUSE OF THEIR MOBILITY AND COGNITIVE IMPAIMPLET IS VERY, VERY IMPORTANT. SO PLEASE, THE MONEY THAT IS GOING TO BE ALLOCATED FOR FOR MEASURE A, KEEP IN MIND THOSE PEOPLE THAT WE SERVE, THE CBOs THAT WE SERVE. THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>THANK YOU, VIRGINIA. STEVEN NORRIS AND THEN SARAH CURBER. THEN RICK SOREN.>>GOOD AFTERNOON, BOARD MEMBERS. MY NAME IS STEVEN NORRIS. . I AM THE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT FOR A NONPROFIT SOCIAL ENTERPRSE. WE ARE WORKING WITH 18 TO 24-YEAR-OLD, THEY’RE OPPORTUNITY YOUTH, WE’RE ALL LOW INCOME OUT OUT OF WORK FOR SIX MONTHS. WE IMMEDIATELY EMPLOY AND HIRE THEM TO WORK. SO WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF WORK AND THE POTENTIAL OF YOUNG PEOPLE, AND WHAT THEY TELL US OVER AND OVER AGAIN IS THAT THEIR NUMBER ONE BARRIER UPON ENTERING THE PROGRAM IS TRANSPORTATION. AND SO WE’VE BEEN GRATEFUL FOR OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE TEAM AT PARATRANSIT THROUGH THE MOVING YOUTH TO JOBS PROGRAM. THEY DO GREAT WORK SHOPS AND ONE-ON-ONE ATTENTION SO WE STRONGLY SUPPORT THE MEASURE. THANK YOU.>>THANKS VERY MUCH. SARAH CURBER THEN RICK SOHN AND HELEN O’CONNELL.>>SARAH HAD TO LEAVE.>>OKAY. THANK YOU. RICK?>>GOOD AFTERNOON, MADAM CHAIR AND MEMBERS OF THE AUTHORITY. THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TODAY. MY NAME IS RICK SORREN. I’M A FIFTH GENERATION SACRAMENTOEN, LIFE LONG CYCLIST, AND A BUSINESS OWNER IN THIS COMMUNITY. I’M ALSO A SCIENTIST AND THE AUTHOR OF UNIVERSITY PUBLISHED MATERIALS ON CLIMATE CHANGE. EARLIER THIS MONTH, OVER 11,000 OF MY SCIENTIST PEERS SIGNED ONTO AN ARTICLE EXPRESSING ALARM THAT CLIMATE CHANGE IS OCCURRING FASTER THAN EXPECTED AND HAVING MORE EXTREME EFFECTS THAN EXPECTED. THEY WARNED THAT WITHOUT SIGNIFICANT SOCIETAL CHANGES, THE FUTURE WILL LOOK RADICALLY DIFFERENT FROM THE PAST. WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU IS THAT BUSINESS AS USUAL IS NOT AN OPTION. NOW, YOU’RE HERE TODAY BECAUSE YOU ARE COMMUNITY LEADERS, AND YOU’RE FACED WITH A DILEMMA. ON THE ONE HAND, AS YOUR POLLSTERS HAVE TOLD YOU, A LOT OF PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY DON’T FULLY UNDERSTAND THE SPECTER OF CLIMATE CHANGE, AND WHAT THEY THINK IS IMPORTANT IS MORE ROADS, WIDER ROADS, NEW LANES. ON THE OTHER HAND, ON SOME LEVEL, YOU PROBABLY REALIZE THAT SUCH A FUTURE CANNOT POSSIBLY HAPPEN OVER THE LONGTIME FRAMES AT WHICH YOU PLAN. AND BOND INVESTMENTS IN SUCH A FUTURE ARE MISGUIDED. EITHER WE MAKE BIG CHANGES IN THE WAY WE MOVE ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY, OR THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ARE GOING TO MAKE THOSE CHANGES FOR US. SO PLEASE DON’T LEAD US DOWN THE PATH OF THE FUTURE WITH TRANSPORTATION FUNDING WEIGHTED TOWARD IN EVITABLY STRANDED INVESTMENTS. I URGE YOU TO SHOW LEADERSHIP AND PROPOSE A FORWARD THINKING TRANSPORTATION BOND THAT WILL HELP US HAVE A SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY. AND FOR THAT, YOUR CHILDREN AND YOUR GRANDCHILDREN WILL THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. HELEN O’CONNELL. THERE YOU ARE. RENEE, YOU MAY NEED TO HELP. AFTERNOON, HELEN.>>GOOD AFTERNOON, BOARD. MAY NAME IS HELEN O’CONNELL, AND I REPRESENT DISABILITY ORGANIZING GROUP FOR — TOTAL EQUALITY. WE ARE AN ADVOCACY GROUP, AND MY MAIN FOCUS IS TRANSPORTATION. I THINK THE TRANSPORTATION MEASURE IS A GOOD IDEA, BUT I FEEL THAT MOST OF IT’S FOCUSED ON EXPANDING EVERYTHING AND GETTING NEW STUFF AND NOT SUPPORTING WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE AND GETTING IT UP TO PAR AND MAKING SURE THAT WE HAVE STRONG TRANSPORTATION FOR AREAS THAT DON’T HAVE TRANSPORTATION RIGHT NOW. AND I THINK THE MEASURE SHOULD INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS THAT ARE NOT NECESSARILY AT THE TOP OF THEIR LIST BECAUSE WE CAN’T, WE NEED TO SUPPORT ALTERNATIVES TO CARS AND SUPPORT ELECTRIC BUSES AND TRAINS AND MAKE SURE THAT THE TRAINS HAVE LARGE LOW FLOOR CAPABILITIES SO THAT EVERYONE WOULD BE ABLE TO RIDE THE SYSTEM AND NOT BE SET ASIDE BECAUSE THERE IS NOT ENOUGH ROOM ON THE TRAIN. THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND HAVE A GOOD DAY. 92 GOOD AFTERNOON. MY NAME IS AMELWID WANY AND I AM BEFORE YOU TODAY AS A RESIDENT OF SACRAMENTO PROVIDING SOME PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE. UNTIL RECENTLY I LIVED IN THE POCKET, IT’S A BEAUTIFUL PLACE AND A WONDERFUL PLACE TO RAISE KIDS, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT I WAS DOING WHILE I WAS THERE. FOR THOSE YEARS I RELIED ENTIRELY ON MY MINI VAN FOR TRANSPORTATION BECAUSE I WEPT FROM SCHOOL DROP-OFF TO WORK TO SCHOOL PICK-UP TO SOCCER TO MUSIC LESSONS. TRANSPORTATION BY CAR ABSOLUTELY MADE SENSE FOR ME IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD AND IN THAT LIFE PHASE. SO LIKE MANY OF US HERE, I COME TO THESE ISSUES FROM THE PERSPECTIVE THAT THIS IS NOT ABOUT MOVING EVERYONE OUT OF CARS BUT ABOUT MAKING INVESTMENTS THAT WILL ALLOW CHOICES FOR THOSE WHO EITHER NEED TO OR WANT TO USE OTHER MODES OF TRANSPORTATION. I WANTED TO OFFER THREE PERSONAL EXAMPLES. FIRST, MY 80-YEAR-OLD MOTHER. SHE DOES NOT AND REALLY SHOULD NOT DRIVE ANYMORE. THE 62 BUS IS WHAT ALLOWS HER TO COME TO SEE ME ONCE A WEEK AND RUN SOME ERRANDS. SECOND, I TRAVEL FREQUENTLY FOR WORK. GIVEN THE CHOICE, I WOULD ABSOLUTELY TAKE LIGHT RAIL OR AN EXPRESS BUS TO THE AIRPORT RATHER THAN LEAVE MY CAR IN THE PARKING LOT THERE FOR MULTIPLE DAYS. THIRD, MY TEENAGE SON. A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, I GOT A CALL FROM HIM SAYING, MOM, MY FIVE BUDDIES AND I ARE AT DUKEO AND WE NEED TO GET TO OUR FRIENDS HOUSE IN CURTIS PARK. WHAT I FULLY EXPECTED TO HEAR NEXT WAS, CAN YOU PLEASE PICK US UP AND TAKE US THERE. INSTEAD, HE SAID WE ARE HOPPING ON LIGHT RAIL. JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW. SO THAT ONLY HAPPENED BECAUSE OF THE STICKERS THAT THESE STUDENTS NOW HAVE ON THE BACK OF THEIR CARDS, AND IT WAS FREE AND CONVENIENT. SO LET’S PLEASE MAKE THE RIGHT INVESTMENTS, CARS ARE ABSOLUTELY THE LOGICAL AND RIGHT CHOICE FOR TRANSPORTATION FOR MANY LIFESTYLES AND LIFE PHASES IN OUR REGION.>>COULD YOU WRAP UP YOUR COMMENTS.>>SURE. BUT FOR THOSE WHO EITHER HAVE TO OR WANT TO RELY ON TRANSIT, LET’S CONTINUE TO MAKE THOSE OPTIONS BOTH POSSIBLE AND ATTRACTIVE. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. SHANA FORESMAN AND DIANE — AND THEN RUSSELL HENRY.>>OKAY. I’D LIKE TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF THE BUSINESS INTERESTS THAT RELY ON VEHICLE TRANSIT FOR DAILY OPERATIONS. SO I HELP MANAGE A HEALTH CARE LOGISTICS COMPANY, ACCURATE CAREER WHICH SERVICES SUTOR HEALTH AND DIGNITY HEALTH, BOTH EXTENSIVE MEDICAL SYSTEMS IN OUR SACRAMENTO REGION. OUR COMPANY USES VEHICLE TRANSPORT TO MOVE PARCELS BETWEEN HOSPITALS, LABS, AND MAIL ROOMS. THE INCREASED TRAFFIC CONGESTION DELAYS THE ROUTINE AND AS NEEDED MOVEMENT OF HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT AND PATIENT SPECIMEN. THE TRANSFER OF WHICH IS CRITICAL TO YIELD TIME SENSITIVE LAB RESULTS AND TREATMENTS. EXTENDED ROAD TIME IS COSTING THE LOGISTICS AND HEALTH INDUSTRIES MORE MONEY TO FUND COURIER HOURS ON THE ROAD, AND IS ALSO AFFECTING PATIENT CARE AS A RESULT OF AN INCREASED DELAYS AND ROAD ACCIDENTS. PLEASE CONSIDER THE INTRUSTS OF THE BUSINESSES THAT RELY ON ROAD TRANSIT DAILY MAKING BIGGER INVESTMENTS IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION WILL BENEFIT SAC RESIDENTS AND HELP RELIEVE THE TRACK TRAFFIC CONGESTION AFFECTING CRITICAL BUSINESS OPERATIONS.>>THANK YOU, SHANA. DIANE AND RUSSELL HENRY. IS DIANE HERE?>>DIANE HAD TO LEAVE.>>OKAY. THANK YOU. RUSSELL HENLEY? THEN RALPH PROPER AND SUE.>>GOOD AFTERNOON, CHAIR PETERS, BOARD MEMBERS. MY NAME IS RUSSELL HENLEY. I’VE BEEN A MIDTOWN SACRAMENTO RESIDENT SINCE 1992. I’VE BEEN A PUBLIC TRANSIT CONSUMER SINCE THE AGE OF 3. I’VE BEEN A BICYCLE COMMUTER SINCE THIRD GRADE, AND I’M A MEMBER OF THE SPART TRANSIT ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION. YOU ARE WORKING ODEVELOPPING A TRANSIT EXPENDITURES PLAN THAT WILL LAST FOR 30-PLUS YEARS, SO IT’S CRITICAL FOR THE COUNTY’S FUTURE AND IT’S ALSO COMING AT A TIME OF GREAT TECHNOLOGICAL, SOCIAL, AND CLIMATE CHANGE. SO IT’S ESSENTIAL TO GET THE PLAN RIGHT SO IT GETS ADEQUATE VOTER SUPPORT, A POINT MR. HARRIS MADE EARLIER, AND THAT IT SERVES US WELL FOR THE LONG-TERM UNDER WHAT ARE NOW VERY DYNAMIC SERVICES. PUBLIC TRANSIT, ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION, AND SAFETY AND IMPROVING AIR QUALITY ARE VITAL ELEMENTS TO GET THE SUPPORT FROM CITY OF SACRAMENTO RESIDENTS AND VOTERS. TO GET THE PLAN RIGHT, YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU’RE PROVIDING PROCESSES AND TIME TO ALLOW FOR ADEQUATE PUBLIC INPUT ON THE PLAN. OTHER PUBLIC ENTITIES I’VE WORKED WITH HAVE USED STRUCTURES SUCH AS WORKSHOPS, WORKSHOP FORMATS, DESIGN CHARRETTES AND OTHER TOOLS TO ENSURE THEY’RE GETTING ADEQUATE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND PUBLIC BUYF IN FOR COMPLEX PLANS OF THIS SORT AND I RECOMMEND THAT YOU CONSIDER DOING SIMILAR THINGS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>THANK YOU. RALPH PROPER AND THEN SUE.>>I’M RALPH PROPER, THANKS FOR TAKING OUR COMMENTS. I’VE BEEN ASKED BY THE SAC MOOSE COALITION TO COMMENT ON THE POLLING, SO I’D LIKE TO DO THAT AND I ME MENTION TO START THAT I RETIRED FROM THE AIR RESOURCES BOARD AS A RESEARCH SPECIALIST AND I’VE BEEN INVOLVED WITH SURVEYS AND SPEAKING TO MY COLLEAGUES ABOUT SURVEYS SUCH AS THESE. I’VE MET WITH DAVID TOWNSEND AND NOAH PAINTER A FEW TIMES TO GET SOME IDEAS OF HOW THEY MIGHT DO THIS AND GET INPUT, AND I’M CONCERNED ABOUT WHETHER THIS IS TRULY A SCIENTIFIC POLL. FOR EXAMPLE, I’VE SPOKEN TO PEOPLE AT VALLEY VISION WHO’VE DONE ENVIRONMENTAL POLLING RECENTLY THAT HAS INVOLVED SOME SCIENTISTS WHO PLANNED THEM. THEY DO MAIL POLLING TO SEE IF PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED, AND THEN FOLLOW UP ACCORDINGLY. HERE ABOUT 70% OF THE RESPONDENTS WERE CELL PHONE, A FEW PEOPLE NOW, I MEAN THIS MIGHT’VE BEEN A GOOD WAY TO GO IN YEARS PAST, BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T ANSWER THEIR CELL PHONES INTHEY DON’T KNOW WHO — IF TAY DON’T KNOW — IF THEY DON’T KNOW WHO’S CALLING. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT KIND OF RESPONSE IT WOULD BE IF IT WERE DONE IN A DIFFERENT WAY. ANOTHER ISSUE IS SOME OF THESE QUESTIONS HAVE ADJECTIVES LIKE DO YOU WANT CRITICAL FUNDING FOR THIS OR IMPORTANT WORK THERE, OR IS THIS AREA IMPROVING AIR QUALITY IS IMPORTANT. WELL, THAT DOESN’T HAVE AN ADJECTIVE THAT MIGHT SKEW THE RESULTS ALSO. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF OTHER ISSUES HERE THAT INCLINE THE PEOPLE I’VE SPOKEN TO TO BELIEVE THAT THIS MAY NOT BE THE MOST RELIABLE TO GUIDE US AS WE PROCEED FORWARD, AND WITH THAT I’LL STOP AND LET OTHERS SPEAK FURTHER.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. SUE. THEN IT WILL BE GLEN JACKSON.>>GOOD AFTERNOON. MY NAME IS SUE. I’M A LONGTIME CITY OF SACRAMENTO RESIDENT, HAVE VOTED IN EVERY ELECTION THAT OCCURRED SINCE I WAS 16, AND ALSO AGREE THAT WE NEED MORE TRANSPORTATION MONEY. I’M PART OF THE SAC MOVES COALITION. I’VE BEEN AN ACTIVE VOLUNTEER WITH BRAVE CALIFORNIA OF SACRAMENTO AND THE SACRAMENTO AREA BICYCLE ADVOCATES FOR MANY YEARS. I’VE BEEN A PART-TIME BICYCLE COMMUTER FOR 20 YEARS, PART-TIME TRANSIT RIDER, AND REALLY HOPE THAT YOU WILL LEAD US INTO A GREENER FUTURE. WE KNOW WE HAVE, WE’VE BEEN A NON-ATTAINMENT AREA FOR TOO LONG. WE NEED CLEANER AIR FOR OUR PUBLIC HEALTH. WE NEED TO, WE NEED TO HAVE A GOOD BICYCLE NETWORK TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE, MORE PEOPLE TO GET ON BICYCLES. WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE INTERESTED IN BICYCLING, BUT ARE AFRAID TO BECAUSE OF THE HIGH VOLUME STREETS AND HIGH SPEED STREETS. SO WE NEED A SAFER NETWORK FOR BICYCLISTS SO THAT MORE PEOPLE WILL GET ON BICYCLES. PLEASE AS YOU LOOK AT HOW TO DO THE NEXT EXPENDITURE PLAN, HOW TO DO, HOW TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO PAY MORE FOR OUR ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION THAT YOU, THAT YOU LOOK AT CONGESTION RELIEF CAN BE HAD BY GETTING MORE PEOPLE ONTO BUSES AND RAIL AND ONTO BICYCLES. WE DON’T JUST NEED TO BUILD MORE LANES.>>THANK YOU.>>BUT WE NEED TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE IN OTHER WAYS.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>THANK YOU.>>GLEN JACKSON. THEN DOUG THOMPSON.>>HI, MY NAME IS GLEN JACKSON, JR. THE LAST TIME I CAME HERE WAS SEPTEMBER OF LAST YEAR. THAT THAT TIME I ASKED FOR MONEY FOR RC SHUTTLE — AND IT HASN’T HAPPENED YET. SINCE THE LAST TIME I WAS HERE, I HAVE BEEN HIT BY A CAR COMING HOME FROM SCHOOL, AND MY FRIEND AND CLASS MATE COLIN HAS BEEN HIT BY A CAR COMING HOME FROM SCHOOL. WE GO TO THE SAME SCHOOL, BUT LIVE IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF — I GOT BROUGHT HOME BY THE POLICE, BUT HE IS IN THE HOSPITAL. I AM ASKING FOR MONEY TO MAKE THE STREETS SAFER FOR KIDS WHO ARE GOING TO AND FROM SCHOOL. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. I’M GLAD YOU’RE HERE TODAY. [APPLAUSE] DOUG THOMPSON.>>YES, GOOD AFTERNOON, CHAIR PETERS AND MEMBERS.>>THEN JEREMY AROAR. MR. TAWSMTEN.>>I’M DOUG THOMPSON, I’M A LIFE LONG RESIDENT OF THE COUNTY. BEEN AN EAST SACRAMENTO RESIDENT THE PAST 39 YEARS, AND RECENTLY RETIRED AFTER 29 YEARS IN STATE GOVERNMENT WORKING ON AIR QUALITY AND TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ISSUES. I’M ALSO A NEW GRANDFATHER CONCERNED FOR THE FUTURE. CLIMATE CHANGE WILL BE PART OF THAT FUTURE, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WILL HAVE A LOT TO SAY ABOUT HOW GOOD OR BAD THIS COMMUNITY EXISTS IN THAT SCENARIO. SEVERAL LOCAL JURISDICTIONS ARE ACKNOWLEDGING THAT WE’RE FACING A CLIMATE OF URGENCY, AND IT’S IMPORTANT THAT WE ADOPT A PLAN THAT CONSIDERS THAT. WITH THIS MEASURE, YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ESTABLISH A LEGACY FOR OUR GENERATIONS THAT FOLLOW. A LEGACY FOR HEALTHFUL AND SAFE MOBILITY, PLACING EMPHASIS ON PROJECTS THAT REDUCE VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED AND DIRECTLY ADDRESS THE REQUIREMENTS OF SB375. THAT REQUIRES SOME NEW WAYS OF THINKING, SOME NEW WAYS OF REACHING OUT. IT’S IMPORTANT TO BRING LOCAL CITIZENS WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THESE ISSUES DIRECTLY INTO THE PROCESS INTO THE FORMULATION OF THIS MEASURE. AND PLEASE HELP, — I HOPE THAT YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO DO THAT, TO WORK WITH THE LOCAL GROUPS THAT DRAFT THE KIND OF MEASURE THAT ADDRESSES BOTH REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GASES AND MOBILITY THAT SERVES THOSE WHO REQUIRE TRANSIT AND WHO DEPEND ON TRANSIT, MOBILITY THAT IMPROVES PUBLIC HEALTH. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, MR. THOMPSON. JEREMY AROAR AND THEN CHRISHOLM THEN DELPHINE CATHCART.>>AFTERNOON. MY NAME’S JEREMIAH AROAR, CITIZEN CYCLIST FOR MY ENTIRE LIFE. WE ALL KNOW THAT THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY IS TO DO THE SAME THING AND EXPECT DIFFERENT RESULTS. SO I’M ASKING THAT YOU THINK WE HAVE TO THINK OUTSID THE BOX AND THINK ABOUT NEW WAYS OF DOING THINGS INSTEAD OF SUBSIDIZING MORE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY. WE KNOW THAT WE BUILD MORE ROADS WHETHER WE GET MORE CARS. — WE KNOW THAT WE BUILD MORE ROADS WHEN WE GET MORE CARS, SO CONGESTION IS A HUGE PROBLEM WE HAVE. I MEAN, GM HAS NEVER BUILT A PUBLIC HIGHWAY, TOYOTA HAS NEVER FIXED A POTHOLE, FORD HAS NEVER BUILT A BRIDGE, SO WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT BUILDING MORE HIGHWAYS FOR THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY IS NOT THE WAY TO GO. WE HAVE TO REFRAME THE ARGUMENT A BIT TO INCLUDE OTHER FORMS OF TRANSPORTATION. THE PUBLIC WANTS OTHER FORMS OF TRANSPORTATION BESIDES AUTOMOBILES. TRAFFIC LIGHT RAIL, CYCLING, SCOOTERS, THINGS ARE CHANGING DRAMATICALLY. THINK FIVE YEARS AGO WE NEVER WOULD’VE THOUGHT OF JUMP BIKES AND SCOOTERS AS BEING A WAY TO GET AROUND. BUT IT IS NOW. AND THIS IS A LONG-TERM THING THAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT, AND WE NEED TO THINK, THERE IS — YOU HAVE TO BUILD IN SOME FLEXIBILITY INTO THIS PROGRAM IN ORDER TO ALLOW FOR NEW TRANSPORTATION IDEAS, NEW TRANSPORTATION METHODOLOGIES BECAUSE WE DON’T KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO BE AROUND IN TEN YEARS. SO I ASK THAT YOU GUYS HAVE TO BE ABLE TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX AND NOT JUST BE THINKING OF TRADITIONAL BUILD MORE ROADS THAT’LL SOLVE THE PROBLEM BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT THAT ONLY CREATES MORE CONGESTION. SO PLEASE, BE CREATIVE, BE IMAGINATIVE, THINK ABOUT THE FUTURE AND WHERE WE REALLY WANT TO GO IN THE NEXT 30 YEARS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>THANK YOU. CHRISHOLM? AND THEN DELPHINE CATHCART.>>GOOD AFTERNOON, CHAIR PETERS. I’M WITH WALK SACRAMENTO. IT’S GETTING DANGEROUS OUT THERE TO WALK AS WAS MENTIONED EARLIER. PEDESTRIAN FATALITIES IN THE SACRAMENTO REGION PEAKED IN 2016 AND HAVE REMAINED UNACCEPTABLY HIGH SINCE THEN IN MANY AREAS OF THE REGION BOTH URBAN AND SUBURBAN, THE ROADWAY DESIGN IS A SIGNIFICANT FACTOR CONTRIBUTING TO PEDESTRIAN COLLISIONS. VEHICLE SPEEDS INCOMPATIBLE WITH PEDESTRIAN NEEDS, AND LONG BLOCKS THAT MAKE INFREQUENT SAFE CROSSING OPPORTUNITIES IMPOSSIBLE CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT THAT PLACES VULNERABLE USERS AT RISK. CHILDREN, AGING ADULTS, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND EVERYBODY ELSE CAN HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME WALKING IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS OR TO SCHOOLS, SHOPPING, AND EMPLOYMENT CENTERS. WE ALL SHOULD HAVE THE — HELLO? WE ALL SHOULD HAVE THE OPTION TO SAFELY WALK WHEREVER WE LIVE, WORK, PLAY, SHOP, AND SOCIALIZE. WALK SACRAMENTO ASKS YOU TO INVEST IN STREETS THAT SUPPORT AND GROW ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION. INVEST IN STREETS THAT ARE SAFER FOR EVERYONE. INVEST IN TRANSIT SERVICE AND TECHNOLOGIES, AND INVEST IN EXISTING COMMUNITIES AND ZERO EMISSION TECHNOLOGY. PLEASE, TAKE THE TIME TO DO IT RIGHT AND GIVE US MOBILITY OPTIONS. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. DELPHINE CATHCART.>>I’VE GOT QUITE A DAUNTING TASK IN FRONTS OF US. MY NAME IS DELPHINE CATHCART AND I WANT TO SPEAK TODAY ABOUT THE NEED FOR GOALS AND PRIORITIES IN IDENTIFYING THE PROJECTS THAT WE INCLUDED IN THE BALLOT MEASURE THAT YOU’RE WORKING ON TODAY. DURING THE PAST YEAR, SACRAMENTO TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY CONDUCTED PUBLIC HEARINGS AND RECEIVED TESTIMONIES IDENTIFYING AND REQUESTING FUNDING FOR $12 BILLION IN UNMET TRANSPORTATION NEEDS. YET THE AUTHORITY ESTIMATES THAT ONLY $5 BILLION WILL BE AVAILABLE IN NEW REVENUES. THE AUTHORITY WILL HAVE TO MAKE INVESTMENTS, CHOICES IN ORDER TO DRAFT AN EXPENDITURE PLAN. $5BILLION OF PROJECTS CAN BE FUNDED, $7 BILLION WILL HAVE TO BE CUT. IT’S CRITICAL THAT THE PROJECTS THAT ARE CHOSEERN FOR FUNDING MATCH THE GOALS AND PRIORITIES TALKED ABOUT THIS AFTERNOON BY THE OTHER WITNESSES HERE. AS PARTS OF THE BALLOT MEASURE DEVELOPMENT, SACRAMENTO TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY SHOULD DEVELOP GOALS. ONCE THE TRANSPORTATION GOALS AND PRIORITIES ARE ESTABLISHED, THE SPECIFIC EXPENDITURE PLANS CAN BE DEVELOPED. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO ESTABLISH THE NECESSARY GOALS AND PRIORITIES ON AN URGENCY BASIS. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>ROB CARRION, LYNNE GOLDSMITH AND JEFFREY.>>>MADAM CHAIR, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, ROB CARRY WITH THE OPERATING ENGINEERS, GOOD TO SOOYOU. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. I JUST PREEFBLY WANTED — BRIEFLY WANTED TO SHARE A FEW THINGS HERE OF WHAT WE HEARD FROM OUR MEMBERS AND MEMBERS FROM THE COMMUNITY AND THAT IS THE NUMBER ONE OF THE ROADS AND DEGREEWAYS, EASE OF TRAFFIC FROM ONE SIDE OF THE COUNTY TO THE NEXT. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO USE THAT AS A FOCUS TO WHEN DEVELOPING AN EXPENDITURE PLAN. CONSIDER IF THESE PROJECTS HELP REDUCE CONGESTION, MAKE OUR ROADS SAFER, REDUCE TRAFFIC AND GRIDLOCK, AND MAKE IT EASIER TO MOVE AROUND AND ULTIMATELY ARE THEY PROJECTS THAT BENEFIT THE COUNTY AS A WHOLE. WE TYPICALLY DO NOT ENDORSE A PLAN THAT DOESN’T INCLUDE HIGHWAY CONGESTION RELIEF, INCLUDING UPGRADED AND EXPANDED HIGHWAY INTERCHANGES, CONNECTOR PROJECTS, POTHOLE FIXES, ET CETERA. EXPENDITURE PLAN THAT YOU ULTIMATELY ADOPT HAS TO BE BALANCED BETWEEN ROADS AND TRANSIT, BETWEEN URBAN, SUBURBAN AND RURAL, AND HAS TO PROVIDE ALL OF OUR COMMUNITY’S PROJECTS THAT WILL HELP MAKE IT EASIER TO GET TO WORK, HOME, AND IN AND AROUND OUR COMMUNITIES. WE’RE GOING TO RESERVE FULL SUPPORT FOR WHEN WE SEE AN EXPENDITURE PLAN THAT WE ARE CERTAIN MEETS THE NEEDS OF THE COUNTY RESIDENTS. BUT WE ARE ENCOURAGED BY THE PROCESS SO FAR, AND WE ARE EAGER TO BE A PART OF THE PROCESS GOING FORWARD. GOOD TO SEE YOU ALL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. LYNNE GOLDSMITH.>>GOOD AFTERNOON. I’VE REWRITTEN THIS THREE TIMES WHILE I’M SITTING HERE. I’M LINN GOLDSMITH A RESIDENT OF — AND COUNTY DISTRICT 3 AND MY PROFESSIONAL JOB WAS AS A TRANSPORTATION PLANNER FOR L.A. COUNTY METRO AND THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AGENCY IN LOS ANGELES. I COMMUTED TO WORK BY TRAIN AND LIVED THROUGH INEXPERIENCE OF THE CHANGES IT TAKES IN PROVIDING TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS THAT MAKE — AND IT IS POSSIBLE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN, BELIEVE IT OR NOT. I’M AWARE OF PAST PRACTICES AND FUTURE CLIMATE IMPLICATIONS OF BUILDING FOR MORE CARS. WE CAN’T BUILD OUT OF CONGESTION. BUT I WANT TO FINISH BY ENCOURAGING YOU TO DO WHAT MANY OTHERS HAVE TO, PRIORITIZE THE FOLLOWING, PLEASE. MAINTENANCE. INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE. EXPANSION OF THE TRAIN SYSTEM. PROVIDING LOW FLOOR CARS TO ACCOMMODATE SPACE FOR BIKES AND TRAINS AT TRANSIT TRIPS AND WHEELCHAIRS. THAT MEANS DESIGNING THE TRAINS SPECIFICALLY FOR THAT PURPOSE. STRATEGICALLY LOCATE BICYCLE PARKING HUBS IN EMPLOYMENT CENTERS ADJACENT TO TRANSIT. IMPLEMENT BUS REGIONAL RAPID TRANSIT WHERE YOU CAN. EXPRESS BUSES TO THE AIRPORTS. SHUTTLE BUSES AROUND COMMUNITIES. IMPROVED BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN FACILITIES AND DON’T FORGET THE EDUCATIONAL SAFETY CLASSES FOR EVERYONE. FINALLY, I WANTED TO SAY PEOPLE NEED ENCOURAGEMENT TO CHANGE THEIR WAYS. I CAN SPEAK FASTER. SO YOU NIDE NEED TO PROVIDE — NEED TO PROVIDE PROGRAMS TO DO THAT. BUT IT’S ESSENTIAL TO DO THAT NOW. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. JEFFREY? THEN GLENDA, MARSH, STEVE COHEN DICKINSON. JEFFREY?>>>CHAIRMAN PETERS, BOARD, YES. WE DEFINITELY NEED A TRANSPORTATION TAX. I HOPE YOU GUYS ARE LOOKING AT THE ALTERNATIVE, WHETHER IT’S A PARCEL TAX OR SOMETHING ELSE TO BACK YOU UP. TO MY KNOWLEDGE, IN THE LAST TWO YEARS, BECAUSE IN 2016, PPIC AND YOU KNOW A NUMBER OF OTHER GROUPS THAT I PARTICIPATE IN THE SILOS WATCH AND EVERYTHING ELSE AND SEE. IT WAS 77% THAT THE STATE WAS READY TO DO THAT: OTHERS PASSED. WE IN SIX MONTHS TRIED TO DO THIS. I REMEMBER COMING TO THIS BOARD WHERE THERE ONLY MAY HAVE BEEN TWO OR THREE OTHER PEOPLE UNLESS IT WAS AN ITEM ON THE AGENDA. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO BE HAPPENING, IS MORE PUBLIC OUTREACH. THE SACRAMENTO TRANSPORTATION BOARD NEEDS TO BE ACTIVELY SHOWING THAT THE PUBLIC HAS A REASON TO BE HERE. YOU HAVE NOT DONE THAT. RIGHT NOW I WOULD SAY IF SUE FROST, DON NOTTILI, YOU HAVE THE LEAST AMOUNT OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, BUT I THINK YOU ALSO HAVE SOME OF THE BIGGEST NEEDS. UNLESS YOU GUYS HAVE ALL SIGNED OFF ON THIS, A SALES TAX MEASURE IS NOT GOING TO SUCCEED. THIS IS WHAT 2000 WHEN SUE FROST BROUGHT YOU THE VOTER REGISTRATION NUMBERS IN THERE SHOWED YOU WHERE WAS IT, AND THAT WAS ONLY WHEN YOU HAD TWO OPPONENTS. THINK NOW WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING TO DO. THERE’S OTHER ANSWERS, AND OTHER THINGS, BUT YES, YOU NEED IT BUT HAVE YOU NOT DONE THE SAME THING? IF I HAD HAD A COMMENT ON THE PRESENTATION, I WOULD’VE ASKED ABOUT YOU HAD FOR CITRUS HEIGHTS GOING TO RANCHO CORDOVA. AS A QUESTION. YOU DIDN’T HAVE ONE FOR GOING TO FULSOME. THE SAME THING FROM FOLSOM, ANYTHING ELSE TO GET TO I-80.>>WIND UP YOUR COMMENTS. THANK YOU. GLENDA MARSH? THEN STEVE COHEN. THEN ROGER DICKINSON. 72 GOOD AFTERNOON, BOARD. WE’D LIKE TO AGAIN SHARE INFORMATION FROM SACRAMENTO METRO ADVOCATES FOR RAIL AND TRANSIT. WE ARE A BROADBASED COALITION OF BUSINESS LABOR CIVIC LEADERS AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS. IT WAS ESTABLISHED EARLIER THIS YEAR BY STEVE COHEN, ROGER DICKINSON, — JOANNE FULLER, MYSELF, AND OTHERS. OUR ORGANIZATION CURRENTLY NUMBERS 160 AT THE CITY COUNCIL IN OCTOBER 29th LAST NUNGT WE WERE AT ABOUT 140. SO WE’VE REALLY HIT A NERVE AROUND SUPPORTING INTEREST IN INVESTMENT AND MASS TRANSIT. OVER THE PAST TWO MONTHS, 34 SMART ENDORSERS MET INDIVIDUALLY WITH MANY OF THE REPRESENTATIVES SITTING HERE ON THE BOARD. WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR GENEROUS SHARING OF YOUR TIME AND FOR YOUR DISCUSSION WITH US ON SHAPING THE PROPOSED TRANSPORTATION SALES TAX MEA MEASURE. OUR MISSION IS TO EXPAND AND IMPROVE SACRAMENTO’S MASS TRANSIT SYSTEMS. OUR INITIAL TASK IS TO HELP SHAPE THE PROPOSED TRANSPORTATION EXPENDITURE PLAN AND THEN ADVOCATE FOR ITS PASSAGE. FOR EXAMPLE, SMART HOSTED A STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP THIS WEEK. WE HEARD ABOUT CUTTING EDGE ONE-HALF CENT TRANSPORTATION BALLOT MEASURES IN SAN MATEO, MERIN AND CONTRAKOSTA COUNTIES JUST SINCE 2018 AND ONE COMING UP IN 2020 IN MARCH. WE HEARD EXAMPLES OF INNOVATIVE POLICY TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY TO INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES TO ACCOUNTABILITY TO SPECIFY STAKEHOLDER ROLE AND ADJUSTMENT REVIEWS, AND HOW TO FINANCE NEW ROADS WITHOUT IMPACTING FUNDING TO MASS TRANSIT AND MAINTAINING THE EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE. WE HEARD IN FACT AN EXAMPLE OF HOW ROADS SHOULD BE FIXED AND PERFORMED, AND HOW TO TRANSITION TO OUR NEXT GENERATION TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM HERE. THIS IS THE 2020 BALLOT MEASURE GOING ON IN CONTRAKOSTA COUNTY.>>COULD YOU WIND UP YOUR COMMENTS, PLEASE.>>WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU AND DRAFTING A PLAN AND ASSISTING AS STAKEHOLDERS, THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. STEVE COHEN.>>MADAM CHAIR, WOULD YOU START THE TIMER, PLEASE?>>YOU KNOW ME TOO WELL.>>RUTHLESS, STEVE.>>I KNOW. YEAH, WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE.>>YOU JUST WASTED FOUR SECONDS.>>IS IT JUST ME THOUGH OR DID I FEEL THE ENERGY LEVELS DROP A BIT IN THE CHAMBERS AFTER THAT SOBERING POLL REPORT? AND I UNDERSTOOD SOME OF THE CONCERNS THAT WERE RA RAISED AND THE QUESTIONS, BUT THERE IS SOME GOOD NEWS I THINK IN THAT POLL AS WELL. EVEN THOUGH WE KNOW — I MEAN WE KNEW THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE EASY TO GET TWO-THIRDS FOR ANYTHING, LET ALONE FOR TRANSPORTATION SALES TAX MEASURE. THE GOOD NEWS THOUGH IS MOST OF THE PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTY DO AGREE ON WHAT THE PROBLEMS ARE. THERE IS JUST A LITTLE BIT OF DISAGREEMENT ON THE EXACT NATURE OF THE SOLUTIONS, AND THE MORE YOU GET PROJECT SPECIFIC, THE MORE YOU START SEEING THINGS GO UP AND DOWN ON WHAT PEOPLE LIKE, WHICH THEY DON’T. CERTAINLY ACCOUNTABILITY’S A BIG THING. WE SAW THAT. SAFETY, CONGESTION, ALL THOSE THINGS THAT WE SAW IN THAT POLL. THE GOOD NEWS HERE FOR ME, AND YOU KNOW, I THINK IN PARTICULAR HEARING THIS YOUNG MAN FROM TATOMAS TALK ABOUT THE ISSUE OF SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL IN A VERY REAL WAY. YOU HAVE A ROOM FULL OF EPIPOOAL, IT SOUNDS LIKE PEOPLE DISAGREEING ON THIS AND THAT, BUT ACTUALLY THEY ARE ALL HERE WILLING TO HELP YOU GET THAT MEASURE PASSED AND THIS IS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG. I MEAN, YOU GOT A WHOLE COMMUNITY WILLING TO HELP YOU, AND THAT’S REALLY MY MESSAGE IS THIS COALITION THAT WE’RE BUILDING, AND IT’S JUST STARTING REALLY, WITH SAC MOVES, WITH SMART, WITH THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY, LABOR, ENVIRONMENTAL, OTHER COMMUNITY GROUPS, SENIORS, WE’RE HERE TO PARTNER WITH YOU AND GET THIS THING OVER THE LINE. SO I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU ON THAT. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, MR. COHEN.>>AND WE DID LEAVE TWO DOCUMENTS.>>OKAY, GREAT.>>ROGER DICKINSON.>>GOOD AFTERNOON, CHAIR PETERS AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK THIS AFTERNOON. ON BEHALF OF SMART, WE THINK THERE ARE GOALS THAT YOU NEED TO KEEP IN MIND AS YOU FRAME MEASURE. THE FIRST IS ANY MEASURE NEEDS TO INCREASE MOBILITY. IT NEEDS TO CREATE JOBS. IT NEEDS TO IMPROVE SOCIAL EQUITY, AND IT NEEDS TO PROTECT OUR ENVIRONMENT. AND WITHIN THAT FRAMEWORK, WE HAVE SIX ELEMENTS THAT WE THINK ARE IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO KEEP IN MIND AND TO CONSIDER AS YOU MOVE FORWARD. THE FIRST IS TAKE THE TIME TO GET IT RIGHT. WE APPRECIATE THE MOVEMENT TO JANUARY OF LOOKING AT EXPENDITURE PLAN, BUT DON’T, DON’T BE FENCED IN BY AN ARBITRARY TIMELINE. WE’VE GOT A YEAR, AND WE’VE GOT THE TIME TO GET IT, TO GET IT RIGHT. WE WON’T HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE FOR YEARS TO COME. AND THAT MEANS FOCUSING ON THOSE THINGS THAT ARE CRITICAL. FIX IT FIRST. IT’S OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORTED IN THE POLLING. WE KNOW IT FROM WHAT’S HAPPENED ACROSS THE STATE. FIX IT FIRST. PUBLIC SAFETY. WE KNOW THAT INJURIES AND FATALITIES FROM WALKING, BIKING, FROM VEHICLES ARE AT A LEVEL THAT WE SIMPLY CAN’T ENDURE. SECOND, GROW THE PIE. CONSIDER GROWING THE PIE. THE POLLING SHOWED AND I HAVE A LOT OF COMMENTS IN THE POLLING I WILL FOREGO BUT ONE THING I WILL SAY IS THAT ALL THOSE ARE WITHIN THE MARGIN OF ERROR AFTER POSITIVE MESSAGES. ENSURE NUMBER THREE THAT WE ARE IN A POSITION TO LEVERAGE STATE AND FEDERAL MONEY. WE MAKE A MISTAKE, AND WE’LL LOSE TO THE BAY AREA AND L.A. IF WE DON’T DO THAT. FOURTH, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE FLEXIBILITY IN THIS. PERHAPS LOOKING AT THE EXPENDITURE PLAN AFTER TEN YEARS. TRANSPORTATION’S GOING TO CHANGE OVER THE NEXT 30, 40 YEARS. FIFTH, ENSURE THAT WE LOOK AT FUNDING FOR SPECIFIC CATEGORIES. AND SIX, MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE IN ALIGNMENT WITH OUR CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENTAL GOALS. IF WE DON’T DO THAT, THEN WE WILL STAND TO LOSE ALL THE MONEY IN ANY EVENT. I WOULD LOVE TO ELABORATE ON THOSE. MY TIME HAS EXPIRED AND I APPRECIATE THAT, SO WE LOOK FORWARD TO STAYING IN INVOLVED IN THIS — INVOLVED IN THIS CONVERSATION AS YOU CONSIDER MOVING FORWARD. THANKS VERY MUCH.>>THANK YOU. WALT PSEPHERT, DAVID, AND JULIA RANDOLPH.>>GOOD AFTERNOON, I’M WALT SIFEERT WITH SACRAMENTO TRAIL NET. I’M HERE BECAUSE OF FOREST FIRES AND DROUGHT. I ORIGINALLY GOT INVOLVED IN TRANSPORTATION BECAUSE OF FITNESS, HEALTH, AND AIR QUALITY BUT THE DEVASTATING FIRES OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS MADE IT CLEAR WE NEED TO DO MUCH MORE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE. WE’RE AT A TIPPING POINT. TRANSPORTATION’S RESPONSIBLE FOR 40% OF CALIFORNIA’S GREENHOUSE GASES. WE URGENTLY NEED NOT JUST TO STWEEK THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM BUT TO TRANSFORM IT. TO DO SO WE SHOULDN’T PURSUE A BALANCED APPROACH. WE HAVE TO FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE THE SYSTEM THAT’S BEEN UNBALANCED FOR THE LAST 100 YEARS. INSACRAMENTO AND WEST SACRAMENTO’S MAYOR’S COMMISSION’S CLIMATE CHANGE SET A GOAL FOR WALKING AND BIKING AND ANOTHER 30% TO BE MADE BY TRANSIT. EVEN CALTRANS HAS CALLED FOR DOUBLING WALKING TRIPS AND TRIPLING BIKE TRIPS. WE NEED TO INVEST ACCORDINGLY NOW, ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING HOW LONG THEY TAKE TO BUILD. I WANT TO MAKE A PITCH. THE RIVERS ARE HUGE BARRIERS TO SHORT TRIPS, AND BRIDGES ARE BIG PONDEROUS PROJECTS. I URGE YOU TO LEAD ON THE ISSUE AND NOT JUST FOLLOW THE POLL RESULTS. YOU MIGHT FIND THE COMMUNITY WILL RESPOND TO A FACT BASED APPEAL CENTERED ON CLIMATE CHANGE, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES. PLEASE DO THE RIGHT THING FOR OUR CHILDREN’S SAKE. THANK YOU.>>DAVID.>>GOOD AFTERNOON CHAIR PETERS AND AND BOARD. MY FRIENDS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ALL KNOW THAT –>>COULD YOU ADDRESS THE BOARD, PLEASE.>>WHEN YOU DO RENOVATION VERSUS NEW CONSTRUCTION THAT THE NUMBER OF JOBS PER DOLLAR SPENT ON CONSTRUCTION IS ENORMOUSLY MORE. SO THERE IS NOT A CANFLICT WITH SOME OF THE FOLKS ADVOCATING FOR ALTERNATIVE MODES OF TRANSPORTATION. JUST AN EXAMPLE, CITRUS HEIGHTS HAS BEEN LOOKING FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO TRANSFORM THE INTERSECTION OF SUNRISE AND GREENBACK INTO A TOWN CENTER FOR SINCE THEIR INCORPORATION. THIS STA PROJECT CAN DO THAT AND MAKE IT SAFER FOR PEDESTRIANS AND BICYCLISTS AND ENHANCE MORE TRANSIT. THOSE KINDS OF PROJECTS CAN HAPPEN ON FLORREN ROAD, MARCONI, STOCKTON BOULEVARD, FULTTON, ELK GROVE BOULEVARD, MADISON AVENUE, FRANKLIN BOULEVARD, 47th AVENUE, AND MAYBE LAGUNA COULD USE SOME TWEAKING AS WELL. THOSE KIND OF TRANSFORMATIONS CAN ELIMINATE BARRIERS BETWEEN NEIGHBORHOODS, PLACES THAT ARE SAFE FOR PEDESTRIANS AND KIDS AND BIKES AND THAT BRING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER AS OPPOSED TO SEPARATING THEM WITH HIGH VELOCITY ARTERIALS. AND AT THE SAME TIME, ENCOURAGE INVESTMENT ON THE SURROUNDING AREAS. AND INCREASE THE ECONOMIC VIABILITY OF THE TRANSIT SYSTEM AND THOSE CORRIDORS. WE HAVE A LARGE COALITION OF PEOPLE CONGEALING AROUND THIS ISSUE. THERE’S DOZENS OF GROUPS WITH TENS OF THOUSANDS OF MEMBERS AND ALL OF THEM HAVE FACEBOOK PAGES AND THE LIKE. WE HAVE SOLIDARITY. WE WANT TO TRANSFORM THE FUTURE. WE WANT THE FUTURE OF OUR COMMUNITY TO NOT JUST BE HIGH SPEED VEHICLE MEANS OF GETTING AROUND. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. JULIA RANDOLPH AND THEN ARTHUR CETTERLING AND RICK LARKY. THE THAT’S THE LAST SPEAKER SHEET I HAVE.>>I’M A SACRAMENTO RESIDENT AND I REPRESENT THE COALITION FOR CLEAN AIR. I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TODAY. I WOULD LIKE TO START OUT BY SAYING TRANSPORTATION IS THE HIGHEST SOURCE OF EMISSIONS IN CALIFORNIA AND SACRAMENTO CITY HAS THE FIFTH WORST SMOG IN THE COUNTRY ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION. WE NEED TO INVEST IN LECTRIIFYING AND FLEETS IN ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE. ADDING MORE FREEWAYS AND LANES IS ONLY SHOWN TO INCREASE TRAFFIC VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED AND EMISSIONS. I HOPE THAT YOU KEEP THESE GOALS IN MIND AS WE TRY TO PASS THIS MEASURE.>>THANKS VERY MUCH. ARTHUR CETTERRENING. — KETTERLING.>>THANK YOU, BOARD. I’M ARTHUR KETTERLING. NOW WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO MENTION THAT I’LL BE SHORT AND SWEET. THAT I WAS JUST WANTING TO MENTION THAT OVERALL LIKE WITH TAX STRUCTURE AND ALL AND EVERYTHING WITH TRANSIT, ROADS, AND ET CETERA, THAT IT NEEDS TO HAVE A GOOD TAX STRUCTURE THAT WE’RE, WHERE WE CAN GET THINGS FIXED AND GOING AND THAT HAS TO DO WITH EVEN OUR TRANSPORTATION. LIKE ON, LIKE FROM ON OUR ROADS FOR INSTANCE, NOT JUST THE ROADS BUT I KNOW FROM TIME TO TIME I HEAR STUFF LIKE ABOUT BRIDGES NEEDS TO BE STRENGTHENED UP AND ALL ARE WEAKENING AND THEY NEED THAT WORK DONE DESPERATELY. I CAN REMEMBER THE TIME THAT LIKE WHEN SOMEWHERE IN SAN FRANCISCO LIKE WHERE THE WHOLE THING COLLAPSED. AND TO THIS DAY, FROM WHAT I KNOW, THAT THAT HASN’T EVEN BEEN FIXED ORTOUCHED AT ALL TO GET THAT FIXED. BUT WHAT I’M SAYING IS THAT TO PLEASE LIKE DO THE, DO YOUR WORK RIGHT AND LIKE ON THE TAX STRUCTURE WE GET RIGHT NOW, ONE SIXTH OF A CENT FROM TRANSIT, THAT’S UNHEARD OF. I THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, MR. KETTERLING. RICK LARKY. RICK? GOLD NUGGET. ROAD AND GOLD RIVER. OKAY. I DON’T HAVE ANYMORE REQUESTS TO SPEAK. IS THERE ANYONE WHO MISSED THEIR OPPORTUNITY? OKAY. DOES BOARD HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?>>YEAH.>>COMMISSIONER SUEN.>>THANK YOU, CHAIR. SO I JUST WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY FOR COMING OUT TODAY AND ALL OF YOUR COMMENTS, EVERYTHING THAT WAS SAID TODAY, THERE IS VALIDITY IN EVERY SINGLE ONE, WHETHER TALKING ABOUT THE GOALS, WHETHER ADVOCATING FOR ROADS, ADVOCATING FOR TRANSIT, ALTERNATIVE MODES, ALL OF THOSE, ALL THE STATEMENTS HAD VALIDITY. AS USUAL, WE ARE IN A RESOURCE CONSTRAINED DISCUSSION, AND AS WE GO FORWARD DEVELOPING THIS EXPENDITURE PLAN, I JUST WANT TO ENCOURAGE EVERYBODY TO KEEP IN MIND THAT WE CAN DO MORE WITH MORE. SO REMEMBER THAT AS WE CONTINUE OUR CONVERSATIONS. EVERYBODY’S GOING TO BE ADVOCATING FOR THE DIFFERENT IN THES THAT WERE SAID TODAY BUT AGAIN, I’M, I’M PIGGYBACKING OFF OF COUNCILMEMBER HARRIS’ COMMENTS EARLIER. WE CAN DO MORE WITH MORE. KEEP THAT IN MIND. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. MR. GUERRA?>>MICROPHONE SWITCHED HERE. JUST A PROCESS QUESTION, MADAM CHAIR. SO WE’RE COMING INTO THE HOLIDAY SEASON. WE’RE GOING TO BE BACK HERE IN JANUARY AS I UNDERSTAND IT. WHAT’S THE EXPECTATION EITHER THROUGH NORM OR THROUGH OTHER MEMBERS THAT HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THE COMMITTEE FOR WHERE WE’RE GOING TO START WITH DISCUSSIONS WITH THIS BODY IN JANUARY. I AM CURIOUS BECAUSE I AM SURE WE ARE GOING TO HEAR FROM MORE FOLKS AS WE HAVE HEARD FROM A LOT OF FOLKS TODAY, BUT CERTAINLY OFFLINE AS WELL. SO WHAT’S THE — IS THERE A TIME FRAME FOR HOW WE ARE GOING TO EITHER WORK ON CRAFTING THIS, LOOK AT TIME FRAMES FOR, YOU KNOW, ELECTION CYCLES OR WHATEVER. I’M CURIOUS WHAT THE PROCESS IS FROM HERE.>>NORM, DO YOU WANT TO ANSWER THAT?>>I THINK THIS WOULD BE A GOOD QUESTION FOR OUR CONSULTANT TEAM. DAVID? NOAH?>>I’M SURE YOU WERE LISTENING, NOAH. [LAUGHTER]>>SO MR. NOTTOLI, SUPERVISOR NOTTOLI, THE ORIGINAL INTENT OF THE PLAN WAS TO HOPEFULLY HAVE SOMETHING ADOPTED BY THE END OF THE YEAR PER WHAT CHAIR PETERS EXPLAINED EARLIER IN THIS MEETING. IT LOOKS LIKE THE END OF JANUARY WOULD BE THE GOAL OF HAVING SOMETHING DONE. THAT DOES NOT PRECLUDE US FROM BEING ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH A MEASURE. THE GOAL WOULD BE TO BE ABLE TO PLACE IT ON A 2020 NOVEMBER BALLOT. WE CAN CONTINUE TO WORK THROUGH THIS. I THINK WHAT WE’VE HEARD FROM THE BOARD IS THAT THE BOARD WOULD LIKE TO GET THIS RIGHT, SO, YOU KNOW, WE ARE COMMITTED TO WORKING AND SEEING THIS THROUGH AS LONG AS WE NEED TO.>>SO NOAH, WOULD — WHAT HAS THE CONSULTANT TEAM BEEN TASKED WITH BETWEEN NOW AND JANUARY? OBVIOUSLY YOU POINTED OUT ABOUT OTHERS, SURVEY RESULTS, THAT’S IMPORTANT WORK PRODUCT, THE OUTREACH AND SO FORTH. HAVE YOU HEARD FROM OTHERS, OTHER COALITIONS FORMING, OBVIOUSLY FOLKS BEGINNING TO JELL AROUND CERTAIN PROJECTS OR ASPECTS OF THE WHAT MIGHT BE A DELINEATION OF HOW THE FUNDS WOULD BE ALLOCATED OVER SHORT-TERM, MIDTERM, LONG-TERM, WHATEVER THE MEASURE WOULD LOOK LIKE. SO JUST SINCE IT GOT PUT TO YOU, WHAT ARE YOUR TASKS BETWEEN NOW AND JANUARY BECAUSE AGAIN WE COME IN SESSION HERE FOR TWO HOURS. MAYBE WE NEED TO ALLOW A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME BUT I GUESS I AM CURIOUS AS TO WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN TASKED WITH BRINGING US NEXT?>>WHAT ARE WE DOING, RIGHT? ESSENTIALLY WHAT YOU WILL SEE AT THE NEXT MEETING IS, IS THIS IS WHERE THE RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD. WE WILL HAVE TO DEVELOP A DRAFT EXPENDITURE PLAN FOR EVERYONE TO REACT TO. I THINK THE COMMENTS WE HAVE HEARD FROM THE BOARD AS WELL AS FOLKS KIND OF THROUGH THIS PROCESS IS IT LIKELY WILL BE SOMETHING NOT EVERYBODY LOVES BUT HOPEFULLY NOT EVERYBODY HATES. AND THE GOAL HERE IS TO HAVE YOU KNOW THIS FIRST ITERATION. THE OUTREACH WE CONTINUE TO DO, WE ARE WORKING WITH MEMBERS TO COORDINATE WITH EACH CITY TO START OUTREACH COINCIDED OUTREACH PLANS AND OUTREACH MEETINGS LIKE OPEN HOUSES AND TOWN HALLS TO ALLOW FOR OUR PUBLIC PROCESS OF AN EXPENDITURE PLAN AS WELL. SO FOLKS IN THE PUBLIC HAVE SOMETHING TO REACT TO.>>OKAY, JUST TO CHAIR VERY YIKLY HERE, THE EXPECTATION WOULD BE THEN IN JANUARY YOU WOULD BRING A I GUESS A ROUGH MAYBE EVEN A VERY ROUGH DRAFT BUT IT WOULD BE REFLECTIVE OBVIOUSLY OF WHAT YOU’VE HEARD, THE FEEDBACK YOU WOULD CONTINUE TO GET AND THEN OBVIOUSLY LAY THAT, SET THE TABLE FOR US THEN TO BEGIN TO HAVE THE CONVERSATIONS IN THIS PUBLIC SETTING BUT OBVIOUSLY WITH INTERACTION WITH OTHER FOLKS IN JANUARY.>>SO SLIGHT CORRECTION I THINK WE MIGHT BE COMING BACK IN DECEMBER WITH, IF THERE IS A DECEMBER MEETING.>>THERE IS A DECEMBER MEETING.>>SO DECEMBER MEETING WE WOULD COME BACK WITH THAT IS MY UNDERSTANDING.>>SO IN THREE WEEKS.>>AND THEN IN JANUARY, THAT WOULD BE THE START OF IT, THAT WOULD BE THE START OF THE PROCESS.>>THEN A 30-DAY COMMENT PERIOD.>>THEN A 30-DAY COMMENT PERIOD, AND THEN THE GOAL.>>OKAY, SO A MONTH FROM A COUPLE DAYS AGO, YOU ARE GOING TO BE HERE BEFORE THIS BODY WITH A DRAFT? IS THAT WHAT YOU’RE SAYING?>>YES.>>I WANT TO MENTION AND REMIND THE BOARD MEMBERS THAT I DID SINNED OUT A MEMORANDUM — SEND OUT A MEMORANDUM ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO THAT HAD ALL THE LEGAL PROCESS STEPS IN ADDITION TO THE NEGOTIATION AND DISCUSSIONS OF THE SUBSTANCE OF THE EXPENDITURE PLAN. THERE IS A LOT OF PROCESS INVOLVED TOO, SO JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU’RE ALL AWARE OF EVERYTHING THAT GOES INTO THAT.>>OKAY. THANK YOU. MR. HARRIS?>>THANK YOU, CHAIR PETERS. I JUST WANTED TO MAKE A COMMENT ABOUT SOME OF THE POLLING. OBVIOUSLY ONE CONCERN WAS OVERSIGHT AND ACCOUNTABILITY, AND I THINK IN THAT REGARD, WE’RE ALREADY DOING VERY WELL. UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF NORM HOM AND HIS CREAM AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ITOC, THIS, THIS BOARD, THE STA BOARD HAS CREATED A LOT OF TRANSPARENCY FOR THE COMMUNITY. I THINK THE INFORMATION WE GO OVER AND THE DECISIONS WE MAKE ARE VERY TRANSPARENT. AND I THINK THAT WE PROBABLY HAVE ALREADY DONE MOST OF THE WORK IN THAT REGARD. I JUST WANTED TO PUT A SHOUT-OUT TO OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND EVERYBODY WHO WORKS FOR THE TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY BECAUSE WE’VE COVERED A LOT OF GROUND IN TWO YEARS IN THIS REGARD.>>OKAY. THANK YOU. ANYONE ELSE? OKAY. I THINK THAT ENDS THE CONVERSATION ON THIS SUBJECT AND WE MOVE TO COMMENTS FROM AUTHORITY MEMBERS. ANYONE? MEETING IS ADJOURNED.

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