With local funds, we can choose our own transportation improvements, and the state cannot take the money away: we are helping ourselves. Many counties in California are “self-help” counties that leverage state and federal funds. In fact – our neighboring counties have all become self-help counties and a have a reliable source of local transportation funding to address their transportation needs. San Benito is not currently a “self-help” county but can join others around California in becoming one to qualify and compete for matching state and federal funds with the passage of Measure G.
Why are local funds important? What is a self-help county?
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