CALL AND FAX THE GOVERNOR TO SUPPORT AB57 SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL
The bill must be signed by Sunday, October 14!
AB57 provides a framework for future funding and will protect existing SR2S funds
On September 12, 2007, AB57 (Soto) Safe Routes to School passed off the Senate and Assembly Floors and headed to Governor Schwarzenegger’s desk. He still has not signed the bill.
AB57 will: 1) enable $52 million in existing state SR2S funding to be spent after January 1, 2008 (the date that the current SR2S bill expires), 2) allow for federal SR2S funds to be swapped for state funds (easing administration burdens on local agencies), and 3) create a framework for state SRTS funding to be included in the state budget.
We urge Safe Routes to School supporters to contact Governor Schwarzenegger’s office as soon as possible with your support for AB57. Go to the Safe Routes to School National Partnership’s website to see a sample support letter, http://www.saferoutespartnership.org/state/4373/california/6255/6283.
Call the Governor’s office: (916-445-2841) and Fax: (916-445-4633). If the lines are continually busy, please send your letter via postal mail.
Thank you for your quick action and support for this important initiative. Please forward this email to others who support walking, bicycling, and Safe Routes to School.