Here is the proposed funding plan for the Long-Term Road Plan adopted by the Board of Supervisors in June. 
 
The centerpiece is a 1/4 cent county-wide sales tax increase for 20 years that will generate about $8.7 million per year for the county to use on pavement preservation. 
 
In addition, the nine cities in Sonoma County would receive about $11 million per year for badly needed street repairs. (Santa Rosa would get approximately $5.5 million per year and Petaluma $1.9 million). A maintenance of effort provision would require the county and the cities to maintain their current levels of general funds for roads. 
 
This means that the county would be committed to sustaining the $8.0 million from the general fund and $2.2 million from the refuse franchise fees for a total of $10.2 from the general fund each year for pavement preservation.
 
SOSroads congratulates the supervisors for continuing to commit $5.4 million for road maintenance and as well as $10.2 million for pavement preservation from the general fund each year.
 
Those funds, together with $1.8 in federal funds and the new sales tax revenue would make over $20 million available each year for pavement preservation (Summary, p. 4). 
 
SOSroads thinks the proposed plan is a major step forward, but we have three concerns.
 
First, some want to divert funds from rehabilitating roads to transit projects. Given the dire condition of the county road system, we think this would be a mistake and sends a confusing message to voters.
 
Second, we think the general fund commitment should be indexed to inflation.  The failure to index road repair and maintenance funds to inflation is a major cause of our current problems.
 
Third, we have advocated for a 10 year plan, given too much can change over 20. We hope there might be ways of front-loading some of this work before the roads deteriorate further and are more expensive to rehabilitate.
 

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is producing a series of videos on the deteriorating conditions of streets and roads in the nine county Bay Area. This video features one of Sonoma County's worst roads, Sonoma Mountain Road.
 
MTC is going to use the videos in an effort to convince legislators in Sacramento to make more funding available to repair rapidly declining roads.
 

The Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday March 25, 2014 to vote on a list of roads for repair and pavement preservation. Plan on attending to voice your opinion on county road conditions. 

Agenda Item that describes on what the supervisors will vote. 

List of roads proposed for repair or pavement preservation in 2014. 

Map of Roads Vital to Tourism and Agriculture.

Map of Roads for 2014 Pavement Preservation

Map of Primary Road System. The Primary Road System are roads the county plans on maintaining. All other roads will only receive pot hole filling. 

A video of the Sonoma Valley Roads Summit sponsored by Gina Cuclis and SOS Roads, October 9, 2013, is available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/CGxbRZ5f19Y

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"