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California Transit Association’s Position on Propositions: Yes on 22

From original broadcast by Community Television of Santa Cruz County

California Transit Association Executive Director Joshua Shaw has been traveling throughout the state speaking to transit agency governing boards and other organizations about Proposition 22, the Local Taxpayer, Public Safety and Transportation Protection Act.

If approved by voters on November 2, the measure would halt state raids on a variety of local funds, including nearly $1.8 billion a year in funding for public transit.

At right is the full video of Shaw’s presentation before the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District’s Board of Directors on September 24.  The board is among more than 1,300* community groups, businesses, local government organizations and elected officials who have officially endorsed the measure.

*-as of October 8

By Lauren Michele

Lauren Michele – Founder/Owner of Policy in Motion – is a policy consultant/advisor and communications strategist, specializing in progressive and non-partisan politics. She helps candidates and clients build campaigns, coalitions, and communication strategies. Lauren has 15 years of experience working with federal, state, and local government agencies; non-profit organizations; foundations; universities; and political/issue campaigns, including a Presidential Campaign and a California State Bond. Ms. Michele has over a decade of experience working virtually both in team and individual environments, with Policy in Motion offices in California. Policy in Motion’s mission is to promote the environmental, economic, and social well being of communities —fostering a sustainable future for all people and the planet.

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