Santa Cruz County Transportation Commission spotlights Measure D importance

On nearly every agenda item Thursday at the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission meeting at the county government building, discussion circled around the same topic: Measure D, the proposed sales tax that would fund transportation needs.

The half-cent tax will be decided by voters in November, and would raise an estimated $500 million over 30 years, for projects such as local road repair and Highway 1 widening.

Thursday, commissioners heard how the measure would help Lift Line, a service that brings low-income seniors, disabled veterans and sick children to medical appointments.

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