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TOWN OF TRUCKEE <br />California <br /> <br /> RESOLUTION NO. 2002- 10 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE TRUCKEE TOWN COUNCIL <br /> IN SUPPORT OF PROPOSTION 42 <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, Proposition 42 will help make our roads safer and reduce traffic <br />without higher taxes by requiring the gasoline sales taxes we already pay to be used to <br />improve mass transit, highways and local roads; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, Proposition 42 is based on the principle that taxes paid at the gas <br />pump should be used for transportation purposes; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, with our neglected transportation system needing attention, <br />California has the most deteriorated roads in the nation and more than 6000 of our <br />bridges and overpasses are structurally deficient or no longer meet highway safety or <br />design standards; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, Proposition 42 will provide a stable and ongoing source of <br />transportation funding that will make it possible to plan for our future transportation <br />needs; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, Proposition 42 will guarantee funds to every city and county to help <br />fix potholes, repairs dangerous road congestion and improve the safety of children <br />walking or biking to school; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, Proposition 42 will help speed up highway safety and traffic relief <br />projects, and expand and improve mass transit systems; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, all Proposition 42 projects will be subject to an annual audit and <br />standard account practice to ensure they are delivered on time and on budget; and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, by speeding up transportation projects thousands of new <br />construction and other Jobs will be created, our economy will be stimulated and every <br />dollar invested in our highways will result in almost six times that in economic benefits. <br /> <br /> NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE <br />TOWN OF TRUCKEE that the Truckee Town Council supports the approval by the <br />voters of Proposition 42, the Transportation Congestion Improvement Act, on the March <br />5, 2002 statewide ballot. <br /> <br /> <br />