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Mayor’s Proposed Transportation Levy Won’t Get us Where We Need to Go

Together with a coalition of advocacy organizations, we are concerned with the Mayor’s proposed transportation levy which fails to address the city’s critical safety and accessibility needs.

The Mayor’s proposed levy:

  • Slashes transit funding by $52 million (30%), accounting for inflation and different levy time periods.
  • Slashes pedestrian funding by $32 million (23%), also adjusted. This funding stream includes the city's critical sidewalk maintenance and ADA programs—essential for enhancing accessibility through crossing improvements and curb ramps — which both face cuts in the proposed levy.
  • Dramatically increases car-focused spending by $189 million (33%), compared to the previous levy.