SAN JOSE, CA – In breaking news, this afternoon the State Supreme Court denied the appeal to block the “Measure B” traffic relief and transit improvement initiative passed by nearly 72 percent of Santa Clara County voters in November of 2016. The Supreme Court was the last of three courts that sided with Measure B, saying the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) can proceed to disburse funds for transit improvements.
“The road block against road and transit improvements has been cleared,” said Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO Carl Guardino, who led the 3-year effort to qualify and pass Measure B on the 2016 ballot. “Voters will now receive the improvements promised in Measure B, paving the way for work to get started to improve the quality of life for 1.9 million county residents.”
Guardino is available for interviews and comments this afternoon. To schedule interviews please call Kimberly Ellis at the number below.
About Silicon Valley Leadership Group
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, founded in 1978 by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard, represents nearly 360 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley including energy, transportation, education, housing, health care, tax policies, economic vitality and the environment. The Leadership Group members collectively provide nearly one of every three private sector jobs in Silicon Valley and generate more than $3 trillion in annual revenue.
Kimberly Ellis, SVP Comms. & Marketing