Letter: Neighbors back increase for C-Tran
Friday, August 26, 2011
At the Esther Short Neighborhood Association meeting in July, a motion to support Proposition 1 for increasing C-Tran’s sales tax revenue share from .5 percent to .7 percent was passed unanimously. Our neighborhood association, of which I serve as president, feels that a strong transit system is essential to maintain existing services and meet increasing demands for C-Van serving the needs of the disabled and elderly.
Passing this measure is essential for providing transit options for many of our disabled, elderly, youth and lower-income residents who might otherwise be unable to attend school, hold jobs, shop locally or access critical services. The vitality of our city requires an effective transit system. Proposition 1 must be approved to sustain that system and our quality of life.