Thursday, July 30, 2015

Latest update on SR 16 relinquishment proposal : Request for Governor Brown's veto

Hello Everyone,

We had a final tally at the Amador County Fair of 336 signatures. That number has been far surpassed by the on-line petition that began on Monday afternoon. As of this morning, in just a day and a half, we have received over 1,000 signatures and the number continues to grow. Along with the signatures, people have also left hundreds of comments - all STRONGLY united against AB 652
These comments and signatures are not confined to residents of affected foothill communities, but are also coming from places beyond, including Rancho Murieta, Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove, Galt, Orangevale, Citrus Heights, the City of Sacramento, and yes, from Wilton, Sloughhouse, Herald, Mather, and other communities in Sacramento County, too.  And, the comments are not confined to the Central California region, but are also coming in from concerned citizens throughout the U.S.

The comments all share similar concerns.  No public input.  No appropriate planning process.  And, no proactive work on the part of elected representatives at the State level in recognition of the serious potential impacts to people's lives and livelihoods.

If you've already sent in a veto request letter from your agency - thank you !  If you haven't, there's still time.  We are currently trying to schedule a meeting with Governor Brown's staff - hopefully before the Senate Appropriations Committee hearing - sometime in mid-to-late August.  I would invite you to read some of the comments on-line from citizens who reside in your jurisdiction to glean additional content for your letters.

Please get in contact if we can help with anything and please keep getting the word out.
Thank you for your help!

John Gedney, Executive Director
Amador County Transportation Commission
117 Valley View Way
Sutter Creek, CA  95685
(209) 267-2282

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