Tweet Your Legislator

logoAs we head into the final two weeks of the legislative session, ACEC California and the Fix Our Roads Coalition are launching a “Tweet Your Legislator” campaign in which we hope you will participate. The idea is simple:  Take a picture of dilapidated roads in your area and tweet the photo to your legislators along with the following tweet:
@[legislatortwitterhandle] Please #FixMyRoads! Support new #transportationfunding, reforms and accountability. @fixcaroads #caleg

There is a page on the coalition’s web site that has instructions, as well as links, so people can find their legislator as well as tweets specific to them.  Check it out and spread the word!

For all of you who are familiar with Twitter, this is a great opportunity for you to help raise awareness with the legislators in your local area!

For those of you new to Twitter, please read the following link to help you Setup a Twitter Account (click to access) if you would like to do so.

Out And About With Legislative Leaders

ACEC California joined other members of the Fix Our Roads coalition, the Governor and Speaker at a press conference in Oakland last week to highlight the need to pass a transportation funding package this legislative session.  The press conference was followed by a listening roundtable in Walnut Creek where members of the Legislature heard from local officials, business and labor about transportation challenges in their region and why we think the Fix Our Roads coalition principles are the right ones to guide a solution.

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Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and Brad Diede, executive director, ACEC California.

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Transportation Agency Secretary Brian Kelly and Ralph Guida, Guida Surveying.

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Ralph Guida, Guida Surveying; Assembly Member Jim Frazier; Brad Diede, executive director, ACEC California.

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Agnes Webber, Vail Cooper & Associates and Assembly Member Susan Bonilla.

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Stephen Boll of Kleinfelder, speaking with Assembly Member Catherine Baker and Assembly Member Adrin Nazarian.

Bringing Business Back To California

rsz_cce-b0115[3]ACEC California maintains a keen focus on business. Our membership is made up of businesses who want to grow and thrive, and ACEC California seeks to ensure that our members have a fair opportunity to compete for work and can manage the cost of doing business in this great state.

Our summer edition of Engineering and Surveying is now available, and it is focused on Bringing Business Back to California.

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SB 16 Paves Way For Transportation Funding

TransportationFunding-2_jpg_800x1000_q100Senator Jim Beall, chairman of the Transportation Committee has put forth a plan to restore the state’s crumbling roads and bridges.

Under Senate Bill 16, everyone who uses the roads will share in paying for the cost of essential repairs. The bill is projected to raise $3 billion or more annually over its five-year life, which allows time for the state to work out a long-term funding solution.

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