FAIRFIELD — Sen. Lois Wolk and Assemblymen Jim Frazier and Bill Dodd were among 18 legislators who expressed concern Monday about Gov. Jerry Brown’s plans to dedicate $3.6 million in state funding to integrate the Delta tunnels proposal into the Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Plan, the state’s management plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
When the California Transportation Commission said last week that it planned to sharply reduce funding for transportation projects due to declining gas tax revenue, the resulting publicity served to reinforce Gov. Jerry Brown’s appeal for new taxes and fees to pay for road and highway work.
“Anytime you get close to an election, obviously there’s the anticipation that people will be a little bit squishy, right?” Frazier said. “But the longer we wait, the worse this situation gets ... I think common sense will prevail. I really do.”
Faced with plummeting gasoline tax revenue, state transportation officials have announced plans to cut funding for road and transit projects by $754 million over the next five years, the greatest reduction in two decades.
Frazier, chairman of the Assembly Transportation Committee, said the commission's action was "another sign that funding is not only inadequate, but continues to be taken away by past deals."
"This is our call to take the issue seriously and commit to protecting our infrastructure."
SAN BERNARDINO >> Maintaining and enhancing deteriorating roadways to accommodate growth and the trucking industry’s concerns over regulations to reduce air pollution were among the issues raised Friday at a transportation summit here at the historic Santa Fe Depot.
Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown, D-San Bernardino, said she has introduced legislation, awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature, that would provide funding that could build toll lanes on the 10 and 15 freeways to help ease traffic and allow better flow for commercial trucking.
Skepticism growing toward ‘twin tunnels’ project: Gov. Brown’s Bay Delta Conservation Plan in hot water
If you haven’t heard about the “twin tunnels” yet, get ready to hear a lot.
By now, most California residents have heard about Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to construct two 40-foot diameter peripheral tunnels 150-feet below the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the state’s largest and most critical water supply. The plan has been estimated to cost between $25 and $67 billion, depending on whom you ask – opponents or proponents.
Assemblymember Frazier Issues Statement on 38th Annual California Peace Officers’ Association Memorial Ceremony
Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Jim Frazier made the following statement after attending the 38th Annual California Peace Officers’ Association Memorial Ceremony in Sacramento:
“I would like to express my deepest condolences to the families and friends of California’s fallen peace officers. These heroes have made the ultimate sacrifice in their commitment to protect the public, and we will remember them for the courage and valor they displayed in the line of duty.”
Assembly Bill 1646 by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) successfully passed through the Assembly Transportation Committee with bipartisan support. This bill will impose firm penalties to offenders who disregard the safety of others by illegally using their cell phones while driving.
“AB 1646 is intended to serve as a deterrent for drivers who blatantly ignore road safety,” said Frazier. “This change in the law will help reduce the number of injuries and fatalities that are caused by distracted drivers and make California’s streets a secure place for all.”
Sacramento, CA – Assembly Bill 1637 by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) and Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D – Santa Monica) passed the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee with bipartisan support. This bill would allow California veterans to apply to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for a “Veteran” designation on their driver’s license or identification card.
Legislation, authored by Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Solano, that aims to safe guard veteran students from misleading and deceptive recruiting techniques from colleges successfully passed the Assembly Higher Education Committee.
"AB 2099 is intended to help our veteran students obtain the educational benefits they rightfully deserve," Frazier said in a press release announcing the latest vote. "It is my hope that this legislation will also help facilitate a path that supports their assimilation back into civilian life."
Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Solano, was honored by Donate Life California with the "Rising Star" award and recognized for his leadership and support of saving lives through organ and tissue donation.
"To be involved with an organization that gives people a second chance at life is an incredible opportunity," Frazier said in a press release. "Donate Life California provides hope and healing for over one million people each year, and I am proud to know that I can be a part of that."
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