Measure D Passes!

Measure D Passes – Thanks to Watsonville residents that supported the measure

It’s official!  More than two-thirds of Santa Cruz County voters said “yes” to Measure D.  Approval of the one-half cent sales tax increase will provide funding for transportation projects in Santa Cruz County for the next 30 years.  The City of Watsonville will receive an additional $750,000 per year to be used for transportation projects.  These funds can be used for projects that:

  • Repair potholes and repave City streets such as Freedom Boulevard and Green Valley Road
  • Relieve congestion and improve traffic flow by improving traffic signals and installing roundabouts
  • Improve pedestrian and bicycle safety by upgrading sidewalks and building trails

Do you have a City transportation project that you want done?  The City will be seeking your suggestions early next year as it develops a five year plan for using the Measure D funds.  Please look for further information in the upcoming months.

County-wide, Measure D funds will be used to:

  • Support senior and disabled transit services
  • Assist projects that will improve traffic flow on Highway 1
  • Preserve existing railroad facilities and explore future usage of the rail line

The Measure D change in sales tax rate will become effective April 1, 2017 and funds will be available for projects midyear in 2017.  For more information about approval and implementation of Measure D, see a recent news release by the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission

 

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