This week the County received the first installment of Measure L funds.
This week the County received the first installment of Measure L funds. The sales tax passed by voters in 2016 made clear that we have prioritized, "Local Roads First" in Stanislaus County. The check for over $4.5 million was received by an enthusiastic Board of Supervisors on April 17. Measure L, the 25-year, Â½ cent sales tax to address road maintenance and renovation needs was seen overwhelmingly as a necessary step to improve road conditions locally. Revenues available to operate, maintain and improve our local transportation system have not kept up with the needs of our community and the Modesto-Metro area road conditions were in the top 20 worst in the nation when the tax measure passed. Many other counties in California have approved similar measures making us â€˜Self-Helpâ€™ Counties. Not only are we better able to maintain and improve our roadways and transportation systems, we are also more successful in competing for funding and leveraging a larger share of state and federal dollars. Self-Help funds generated must stay local and can only be spent on transportation. Funds will be used for various projects which can be found here: Measure L website