Press Release: Sonoma Mountain Road and Spring Hill Road Named Worst Roads in Sonoma County

Sonoma County residents have identified Sonoma Mountain Road and Spring Hill Road as the county’s worst roads. Voting took place on the Santa Rosa Press Democrat’s “Road Warrior” blog in early November.

KOW FM in Occidental Interview's SOS Roads President Craig Harrison

Click here to listen to Arnold Levine's interview of Craig Harrison, SOSRoads President. Originally aired on KOW FM in Occidental (with short musical intro).

Sonoma Country Roads Remain Worst in the Bay Area

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has released its annual pavement condition index (PCI) scores for the city and county roads in the nine Bay Area counties, confirming that Sonoma County Roads are the worst in the Bay Area.  Click here to read the SOS Roads Press Release.  Here is the Report and here is the Pavement Condition Index Attachment.

Sonoma Valley Roads Summit

A video of the Sonoma Valley Roads Summit sponsored by Gina Cuclis and SOS Roads, October 9, 2013, is available on YouTube:

Video Timeline:
     0:00 - Introduction (Gina Cuclis)
     4:00 - Opening Statement (Supervisor Susan Gorin)
   14:20 - Overview of Status of County Roads (Susan Klassen)
   39:40 - SOSRoads and Advocacy (Craig S. Harrison)
   52:00 - Questions and Comments
1:52:45 - Conclusion

The slides from Susan Klassen's, Director of Transportation and Public Works, presentation  can be downloaded here.

The meeting was also covered by the Sonoma Index-Tribune in their October 10th article: "Rough roads ahead for Sonoma County"

New SOSRoads White Paper - What's Going On With Our Gas Taxes?

We've just issued a new white paper discussing the strange situation concerning our gas tax money.  

Sonoma County, it turns out, is ranked 18th in the state for Gas Tax revenue received per road mile.  Read the analysis of this here: White Paper #2 - Sonoma County Ranks in Top Third for Gas Taxes Per Mile, Near Bottom for Road Conditions  (if that link doesn't work for you try this one)

Has The Country Road System Fallen Off a Cliff?

The Petaluma Argus-Courier published a good summary of the sad state of affairs of our county roads on June 17th:  Has county road system fallen off a cliff? By Craig Harrison

Update - $8 Million Restored to Road Funding for 2013

Sonoma County released a supplemental budget package (click here) late on June 6 that restores the $8 million in budget cuts for roads (see PDF page 9).

Proposed Budget to be Considered by Supervisors on June 10

Here is an extract of the budget proposal to be considered on Monday, Jun 10th at 8:30 AM at the Board of Supervisors meeting to be held at 575 Administration Drive.  We hope you can attend.

For the full story, please read the article in our latest newsletter: "Proposed County Budget Guts Road Work" and please note that here is the working link to the 2013 Planned Construction Projects Map (it was broken in the newsletter).

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