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El Cajon City Council Rejects SANDAG Vision

Post Date:06/13/2019 2:28 PM


DATE: June 12, 2019


Contact: Graham Mitchell, City Manager

City of El Cajon

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City of El Cajon Rejects New Vision Presented by SANDAG Leadership

El Cajon, CA - At its June 11, 2019 meeting, the El Cajon City Council received a presentation from SANDAG’s Executive Director Hasan Ikhrata about the new vision being formulated by the regional planning agency. After Mr. Ikhrata presented SANDAG’s “Five Big Moves” presentation, the City Council unanimously supported that Mayor Bill Wells send a letter to SANDAG spelling out El Cajon’s position on the TransNet future spending. 

In brief, the letter states that before exploring new projects, SANDAG has an obligation to the voters to complete projects identified in the 2004 TransNet ballot measure. The Council made the point to Mr. Ikhrata that the voters passed the TransNet ballot measure to fund increased road and highway capacity and to “reprogram” voter approved funds to mass transit was contrary to voters’ wishes. The letter urges SANDAG to oppose any modifications to the plan approved by the voters in 2004. The letter concludes with a reminder of the importance of maintaining voter confidence by delivering on promises to address critical road and highway projects, including key improvements to SR 52 connectors to SR 125, SR 67, and I-15. 

A statement from Mayor Wells reiterates the message of the letter, “It’s important that we make sure that SANDAG knows what our expectations are—that promised projects like the 67 and the 52 are completed.”  

Click here to read "Letter from Mayor Bill Wells".


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