County Administrator's Office
For Immediate Release

Board of Supervisors Approves List of SB1 Infrastructure Projects

Santa Rosa, CA  –  April 13, 2021  –  The County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors today adopted a resolution finalizing the list of local streets and road projects to be completed in 2021-2022 using approximately $10 million in funding from SB1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act. This critical funding allows Sonoma County to address core road maintenance, rehabilitation, and critical safety needs on its roads system, as well as invest, replace, and upgrade heavy equipment in its fleet. All SB1 funds go to infrastructure repair and improvement projects to help maintain and rehabilitate Sonoma County’s inventory of 1,369 miles of roads and 328 bridges, the largest road network in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“SB1 helps ensure that revenues are being used on the most high-priority and cost-effective projects that also meet the communities’ priorities for transportation investment,” said Supervisor Lynda Hopkins, Chair of the Board of Supervisors. “It allows Sonoma County to not only complete infrastructure projects already in progress, it allows the Department of Transportation and Public Works to begin to tackle the backlog of deferred maintenance and other scheduled improvements. Absent alternative funding, these projects would not be possible without support from SB1.”

The Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB1) was passed by the state Legislature and signed into law in April 2017 to address the significant multi-modal transportation funding shortfalls statewide. The law includes accountability and transparency provisions to ensure that residents are aware of the projects proposed for funding and which projects have been completed each fiscal year. To be eligible for the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account, created by SB1, counties must adopt by resolution a list of projects proposed to receive fiscal year funding.

The full Board item is available here:
https://sonoma-county.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4903205&GUID=5AE85C58-F608-4A66-AE8B-3EC5696A13DE

The Resolution, including a full project list, is available here:
https://sonoma-county.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=9289789&GUID=F536F34F-ECC1-4036-B125-A4C5E6BECF6F

More information about SB1 from Sonoma County Transportation Authority:
https://scta.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/SB1_Prop-6_CountyOverview_20181003_FINAL.pdf

For more information about the Department of Transportation and Public Works, please contact (707) 565-2231 or email TPW@Sonoma-County.org.

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Paul Gullixson
Communications Manager
County Administrator's Office
County of Sonoma
Address
575 Administration Drive
Suite 104A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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