The campaign to pass Measure B is a community-based, volunteer effort. We need 66.67% of Santa Clara County voters to vote YES on Measure B to win.
Our primary means for getting the word out are phone banks to call local voters and convey the critical importance of Measure B.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Better Commutes – Better Roads, Yes On B
Q. How will Measure B improve our commutes and our roads?
Measure B will:
Finish the BART extension to downtown San Jose and Santa Clara
Relieve traffic congestion on all 10 Expressways (Almaden, Capitol, Central, Foothill, Lawrence, Montague, Page Mill, San Tomas, Santa Teresa/Hale) and key highway interchanges
Protect and enhance transit options for seniors, the disabled, students and the poor
Repair roads and fix potholes in all 15 cities
Improve bicycle and pedestrian safety, especially near schools
Increase Caltrain capacity, easing highway congestion and improving safety at grade crossings
Connect BART and Caltrain in downtown San Jose and Santa Clara, with platform-to-platform connections, to finally provide rapid rail around the entire Bay Area
Q. Why is Measure B important?
We are fortunate to enjoy a special quality of life here in Santa Clara County. Unfortunately, many of Santa Clara County’s roads are in dire need of repair and we’re spending too much time trapped in traffic. We need meaningful countywide commute relief. Residents, employees and businesses rely on our roads and alternative transportation methods to be well maintained and safe. Each year we wait to provide additional funding, road repairs and transportation improvements become more expensive. Measure B will provide Santa Clara County with a guaranteed source of local controlled funding to repair and maintain our roads and improve safety.
Q. How do I know that Measure B funds will be spent as promised?
Measure B creates dedicated local funding that can only be used to provide better commutes and better roads to Santa Clara County. The state or federal government cannot take away Measure B Funds. Additionally, Measure B mandates strong taxpayer safeguards, including independent financial audits with citizen oversight. Elected leaders will be held accountable to spend funds as promised.
Q. How are our roads funded and transportation options funded?
We are too reliant on unstable and declining transportation funds that come from Sacramento and Washington, D.C. Measure B will be on the November 2016 ballot, which if passed will provide a guaranteed source of local funding. Securing local funding also helps Santa Clara County secure state and federal matching funds that would otherwise be lost to other regions.
Q. When can I vote on Measure B?
Measure B will appear on the November 8, 2016 ballot. All registered voters in Santa Clara County will be eligible to vote on Measure B. Absentee voters should expect to receive their ballot in the mail the week of October 10. The deadline to register to vote in this election is October 24. Measure B must receive two-thirds approval in order to pass.
Q. What if I have questions about voting on Measure B?