Victorville councilman wants city to go it alone for state bond funding
Round two of the state's Proposition 1B transportation bond grants is already shaping up to be a bit more rough-and-tumble than the first.
Despite the project criteria not even being written yet for round two funding, many public agencies that found themselves on the short end of round one funding are looking at ways to get their proposals ushered to the front of the line.
Take for example the recent announcement by the Victorville representative on the San Bernardino Associated Governments, or SANBAG. The representative, Victorville City Councilman Mike Rothschild, wants his city to submit SANBAG's goods movement transportation plans to the bond funding California Transportation Commission separately from the rest of the county.
Rothschild and others are pushing for Prop 1B second-round funding for the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville.
“I would like to see the city be able to go out and represent ourselves before the CTC,” Rothschild told The Daily Press. “Victorville needs to go and talk about the airport because we’re one of the biggest projects in the state.”