State Highways Bill Moves Through Senate Transportation Committee

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Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bill, AB 512  State highways: relinquishment: infrastructural barriers passed Senate Committee on Transportation.

AB 512 would authorize the commission to relinquish a portion of a state highway that contains an infrastructural barrier, as defined, to a county or city, if the department and the applicable county or city have entered into an agreement providing for the relinquishment of the portion of the state highway.

The bill would prohibit a relinquishment under this provision unless certain conditions are met, including, among others, that the commission determines the relinquishment is in the best interest of the state, the purposes of the relinquishment are restorative economic and social justice, the infrastructural barrier is removed or retrofit in a manner that enhances community connectivity, and the city or county determines that the construction of the infrastructural barrier had a significant impact on a disadvantaged community, as specified.

“Looking at issues and creating solutions that work for the people of California is my goal.” said Assemblymember Holden.