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Transportation Authority to Hold Budget Hearing on June 6

Transportation Authority to Hold Budget Hearing on June 6

 

The San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA), the agency that manages projects funded by local sales tax revenue from Measure A and Measure W, will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 6, to discuss its proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2020.

The FY 2020 Measure A Proposed Budget is $91 million of revenue, which is composed of $33.2 million in Annual Allocations, $41.4 million in Measure A Category Program Expenditures, $2.25 million in Oversight, and $2.5 million in Administrative expenses.

The FY 2020 Measure W Proposed Budget is $45.5 million of revenue and includes $20.5 million in Countywide Highway, $11.4 million in Local Congestion Relief, $4.6 million in Pedestrian and Bicycle Relief and $9.1 million for Regional Transit Connection.

Section 131266 of the California Public Utilities Code requires that the TA conduct a public hearing prior to adopting the annual budget.

The hearing will be held at 5 p.m. during the TA’s Board of Directors meeting. It will take place in the second floor auditorium, located at 1250 San Carlos Avenue in San Carlos.

Following the hearing, the TA’s Board of Directors will vote on whether to adopt the FY 2020 budget.

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About the Transportation Authority (TA): Created to administer Measure A, San Mateo County’s ½ cent sales tax, the TA provides funding for transportation projects and programs in San Mateo County. In 2004, more than 75 percent of San Mateo County voters reauthorize Measure A for an additional 25 years. In 2018, voters approved Measure W, the San Mateo County Congestion Relief Plan an additional ½ cent sales tax. The TA will administer half the revenue of Measure W and the San Mateo County Transit District will administer the other half to fund and implement the Congestion Relief Plan.

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May 8, 2019

Media Contact: Alex Eisenhart, 650-622-7850