Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) and Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) issued the following joint statement on their support of Senate Bill 1, which passed the Legislature with bipartisan support:
“For too long, Sacramento has failed to provide Inland Southern California with the resources we deserve. Though this was a difficult vote, the cost of our region not getting its fair share is too high. That is why we went to the table to ensure Inland Southern California’s needs are represented with the vigor and dedication they deserve.
“We are proud to have worked to secure a commitment from the Administration to properly fund Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Menifee and Wildomar and finally deliver a measure of fairness and equity to Riverside County’s four newest cities. We were also successful in securing a commitment from the Administration to deliver over $420 million towards a number of key transportation infrastructure projects in the District in addition to road repair and maintenance that will directly benefit Inland Southern Californians’ quality of life. These projects include:
- SR-91 / I-15 North Connector - $180 million
- I-15 / Limonite Interchange - $48 million
- McKinley Grade Separation - $84.45 million
“No one disagrees that our roads and bridges are in tremendous disrepair, and for decades we have had to rely on unpredictable funding streams to meet changing needs and growing demand. Transportation infrastructure needs in our region and state are urgent and pressing.
“Public service is about working together. We came to Sacramento to work with all sides to get things done and are proud to continue to deliver Riverside County’s fair share.”
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