Our Track Record
California Alliance for Jobs has played a critical role in helping to pass more than $35 billion in state and local transportation funding measures. Major Alliance achievements include:
Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act. The alliance helped lead the fight in 2010 to place an $11 billion bond measure on the ballot to improve state and regional water infrastructure. The measure is currently slated to go before voters in 2014
Measure T (2012). A repurposed sales tax that will provide $11 million per year for 25 years beginning in 2018 (when an existing sales tax measure expires) to fix roads in Napa County.
Measure B (2012). Replaced an existing parcel tax in Santa Clara County that will generate more than $548 million through 2028 for seismic repairs to existing water infrastructure, improved flood protection and other infrastructure upgrades related to the water delivery system.
Proposition 22, The Local Taxpayer, Public Safety, and Transportation Protection Act (2010). Prop. 22 provides additional protections to ensure that transportation and local government tax revenuesare not raided by the state Legislature and prohibits transportation bond debt service from being paid from the State Highway Account.
Gas Tax Swap (2010). The Gas Tax Swap, a legislation package, repealed the sales tax on gasoline and replaced it with a gas excise tax to assure that the taxes paid at the pump are deposited into an account dedicated for transportation improvements.
Proposition 1A Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act (2008). Prop 1A is a $9.9 billion voter approved bond measure to help fund California’s high-speed rail system.
Propositions 1A-1E (2006). The largest infrastructure bond package in California history, propositions 1A-1E created $37 billion in infrastructure bonds and dedicated $1.5 billion a year in gasoline sales tax revenue to transportation.
Transportation Sales Tax (2004). The Alliance helped four counties—Sacramento, Contra Costa, Marin and San Mateo—enact local transportation sales tax measures to fund more than $12 billion in transportation projects.
Regional Measure 2 (2004). Approved by Bay Area voters in 2004, Regional Measure 2 was created to reduce congestion in crowded bridge corridors. The measure increased tolls on state-owned Bay Area bridges by $1 to pay for a series of transportation infrastructure projects.
Measure N (2004). The Alliance led a successful campaign to approve an advisory measure to expand the Los Vaqueros reservoir in Contra Costa County.
Proposition 42 (2002). Proposition 42 dedicated state sales taxes on gasoline to transportation projects.
Measure BB (2002). Measure BB aimed to seismically retrofit BART facilities serving Alameda and Contra Costa counties and the City and County of San Francisco.
Also in 2002, the Alliance was the largest supporter of San Francisco’s $1.3 billion bond measure to revamp its Hetch-Hetchy water system.