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May 8, 2012 > Comment on the 2000 Measure A Program

Comment on the 2000 Measure A Program

Share your thoughts with VTA's Citizens Watchdog Committee

Submitted By Brandi Childress

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and the 2000 Measure A Citizens Watchdog Committee (CWC) invite Santa Clara county residents to a public hearing on May 9, 2012 to provide input on the 2000 Measure A Transit Improvement Program, a 30-year half cent sales tax devoted to specified public transit capital improvement projects and operations Measure A passed by a 70.3 percent majority vote in November 2000.

The public hearing offers an opportunity for the CWC to hear the community's opinions and concerns. These comments, combined with other data gathered, are used by the CWC to form its conclusion on whether 2000 Measure A tax dollars are spent in accordance with the intent of the measure.

The hearing will be held at the Santa Clara County Government Center, Board of Supervisors' Chambers, 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose. This location is served by VTA Bus Lines 61, 62, 66, 181 and Light Rail.

The 2000 Measure A ballot specified that the CWC, comprised of the private citizens serving on VTA's Citizens Advisory Committee, must review all 2000 Measure A expenditures. Watch the "VTA CAC Chair Interview" at www.youtube.com/scvta to learn more about this process.

For those unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. on May 9 by emailing: board.secretary@vta.org or by mail: Office of the Board Secretary, 3331 N. First Street, Building B1, San Jose, CA 95134-1927.

For more information about 2000 Measure A, visit www.vta.org/2000_measure_a/index.html

Measure A Transit Improvement Program
Wednesday, May 9
7 p.m.
Santa Clara County Government Center
Board of Supervisors' Chambers
70 West Hedding Street, San Jose
board.secretary@vta.org
www.vta.org/2000_measure_a/index.html

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