The Stanislaus Council of Governments has proposed an Expenditure Plan based on a 25-year, half-cent sales tax measure for consideration by voters on the November 2016 ballot called Measure L. The Plan was heavily influenced by a comprehensive public outreach program that asked residents to identify their priorities for future transportation programs and projects. This included numerous meetings with community leaders representing diverse viewpoints, meetings with individual member agencies, presentations and meetings with City Councils, a series of three focus groups in the eastern area of the County, a statistically valid telephone poll and more than 50 community presentations throughout the County.
This site was created to provide accurate information regarding the proposed investments and the specific programs and projects which could be funded should a measure be passed by voters.
Measure l documents
Full Expenditure Plan (English)
Plan de Gasto Completo (Espanol)
City of Ceres
City of Hughson
City of Modesto
City of Newman
City of Oakdale
City of Patterson
City of Riverbank
City of Turlock
City of Waterford
What does it mean to be a self-help county?
- Self-Help Counties create and maintain jobs for transportation infrastructure, operations and maintenance.
- Self-Help offers a reliable and stable funding stream that far outstrips state and federal funding on an annual basis.
- The public has direct access to local decision-makers, and public meetings are held each month throughout the state with public opportunities to participate in every self-help county.
- Expenditure plans explicitly detail how funds will be spent, allowing the public to fully understand where their local transportation dollars go.