San Jose's Measure B Transportation Funding Caught in Legal Dispute

A one-woman crusade in San Jose, California has derailed transportation spending enabled by the voter approved funding package of Measure B.

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September 11, 2017, 11:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

San Jose, California

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"A Saratoga woman’s lawsuit is holding up money from a tax hike that Santa Clara County voters approved last fall to fund a BART extension through downtown San Jose and various road and transit improvements," reports Ramona Giwargis.

"The lawsuit by Cheriel Jensen, 78, claims Measure B’s language was unclear and misleading to voters and that the BART extension will eat up the majority of funding, an estimated $6 billion over 30 years," adds Giwargis.

An article on the same lawsuit for San Jose Inside says Cheryl Jensen is a "retired urban planner from Saratoga who once sued Santa Clara County over its mosquito fogging."

As a result of the lawsuit, "[o]fficials are now worried some shovel-ready' projects in the traffic-choked region could be delayed 12 to 18 months." The article includes details of the legal case made by Jensen.

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