On July 31, 2007, my fellow Supervisors and I approved the City Aid Program (CAP), a new road improvement funding program for Orange County Cities. There were excess Proposition 42 funds available to the County, so rather returning those funds to Sacramento, we felt it was in the best interest of our constituents to keep the dollars right here in Orange County. The CAP program will provide Orange County cities $10 million in road maintenance funds each year. This equates to roughly $2 million for Cities in the Fifth District. Funds will be divided based on population. We will all benefit as potholes are fixed, drainage issues are corrected and aging roads are re-surfaced.
The Board also agreed to divide $61.6 million of Proposition 1B funds equally between each Supervisorial District over the next 10 years. This means South County will have an additional $12 million for use on priority road construction projects! Stay tuned for details on which projects those dollars will fund.