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The Post from San Mateo, California • Page 6

The Posti
San Mateo, California
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Post, San Mateo, Calif. Wednesday, May 29, 1963 Mr. and Mrs. San Mateo County Taxpayer: YOUR VOTE ON JUNE 4th May Be The Most Important Ballot You Cast In The Next 30 Years! "The City-County Highway Bond issue is one of the most important questions to come before the electorate In many years. I am happy to give my complete support to it.

I urge all citizens to vote with me on June 4 in favor of this measure." Assemblyman Leo J. Ryan 27th District SAN MATEO COUNTY INDUSTRY PROVIDES 100,000 jobs which return an annual payroll of $575,000 000 SAN MATEO COUNTY WITH ITS EXPANDING INDUSTRIAL ECONOMY HAS ACHIEVED THE LOWEST TAX RATE OF ANY MAJOR COUNTY IN CALIFORNIA. INDUSTRY HAS BEEN PAYING A SUBSTANTIAL PART OF YOUR TAX BILL! Now, this tax-producing industry is being strangled! Workers cannot reach their places of employment safely and in reasonable time Approval of the $35,000,000 bend issue to finance the City- County Highway Plan is absolutely essential if San Mateo County is to survive as an industrial business community. Leaders of Labor, Government and Industry Urge Your Support of This VITAL MEASURE YOUR APPROVAL JUNE 41 of I he $35,000,000 HIGHWAY BOND ISSUE WILL BRING YOU $49,192,000 IN BENEFITS Yeor "Yes" vefe will make available for Improving San Mateo County's Highway System these funds: Bond monies $35,000,000 County gas tax funds 1o be used on a "pay-as- you-go" basis from existing revenues 5,204,000 Matching.monies from: State Public Utilities Commission Southern Pacific Company State Division of Highways, etc 8,988,000 TOTAL $49,192,000 The projects fo be completed under the City-County Highway Plan for Sin Mateo County will provide convenient access fo State Freeways and will serve major intercity and InfraeHy traffic movements. The City-County Highway Plan Is a carefully conceived program based on existing and anticipated traffic needs In San Mateo County.

It was developed from a study by George S. Nolfe Consulting Engineers, Stanford Research Institute, D. Jackson Faustman and Stone Yoimgberg. This Important engineering study marks the first time that the Cities and the "County have acted in unison to solve their multiple road and traffic problems. FINANCING PROGRAM $35,000,000 general obligation bonds (amortized over a 20-year period.) Up to $1,000,000 a year--a total of $4,600,000 for the first seven years--fo be applied fo Interest and principal requirements from county sales fax and interest on unexpended balance derived from bond sales.

Property tax revenues will be used to meet remainder of Interest and principal requirements, under the following schedule: There will no Increase In tax rate in first year (1963-64) Only 1.8e will be required In the second year (1964-65) 4.5c year (1965-66) 7.5c fourth year (1966-67) 9.8c fifth year (1967-68) H3c sixth year (1968-69) 11.5c seventh year (1969-70) Tax rates will be gradually reduced thereafter. This means that the cost fo the average home owner will not exceed 44 cents a month (10 cents a week) which will be more than offset by savings In automobile operating expense. "San Mateo County is in serious danger of losing its enviable position as one of the most prosperous and desirable places to live in the Bay Area. There is no question that the mobility of the Peninsula will be greatly hampered, if not stymied, without the improvements called for in the road program. "The first and vital step toward solving this problem is the passage of the $35,000,000 bond issue in June.

From a financial standpoint, this is an opportunity that may never come our way again." Supervisor James V. Fitzgerald, chairman Greater Highways Committee "Adequate roads are our most important asset. This program will give San Mateo County the lateral connections that are so badly needed. We can't be saddled with roads that were here when the county was established." W. H.

Diederichsen, Business International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local No. 617; Vice President, S.M. Central Labor Council "Without good roads, San Mateo County cannot grow. A county without growth is one without expanding job opportunities and increasing payrolls. New state and federal freeways are scheduled but they won't do us any goe'd unless we can provide the roads to get on and off of them." Henry P.

Schwab, President, Building and Construction Trades Council of San Mateo County; President, Teamsters 216 "The proposed program for city-county highways is thoroughly justified and warrants full support by the citizens of this county. "The many fine public officials who have developed the concept of a coordinated city- county program deserve great credit." William F. Morton, President Governmental Research Council; Past President, S.M. County Development Assn. WHAT THE CITY-COUNTY HIGHWAY PLAN MEANS TO YOU Approval of the $35,000,000 bond issue will make available an additional $14,192,000 from county gas tax revenues and matching monies from the State and the Southern Pacific Company.

The total will finance 28 projects throughout the county. Including grade separations at 12 hazardous Southern Pacific crossings from Menlo Park to South San Frnacisco. The projects are: AIF.MAMY BOUIEARD--Construction of a four-lane overpass on Alemany in Daly City to eliminate intersections at Lake Merced Boulevard and Park Plaza Drive. iSUlUAN AVENUE--Sullivan Avenue will be extended from Eastmor Avenue to Southgate Avenue. SOUTHOATE AVENUE--A four-lane undivided street will be constructed to conned Southgate Avenue with the reclocation of Chinese Cemetery Road.

HIllSIDE BOULEVARD--Hillside Boulevard in South San Francisco will be extended 2.2 miles from Market Street to Holly Street. The four-lane thoroughfare will taebrpo- rate recent improvements on Hillside. (ANAl four-lane divided street will be constructed from Mission Road fo Bruno Road. A grade seperafion will be constructed at the SPRR tracks. MICKEY BOUIEVARD--Mickey Boulevard will be extended from Skyline to Junipero Serra Boulevard.

It will be a four-lane street. SHARP PARK ROAD--A four-lane divided street will be constructed from Skyline Boulevard to the Skyline Parkway. SKYLINE PARKWAY--A two-lane thoroughfare will be constructed from Sharp Park Road to Fassler Avenue. SNEATH LANE--Sneath Lane will be widened from two to four Isnes from El Camino Real to Skyline Boulevard. MILLWOOD Drive will be extended from El Camino Real to connect with the San Francisco airport interchange at Bayshore Freeway.

This project Includes a grade seperafion at the SPRR tracks. Burlingame, will become a direct four-lane connection between California Drive and Bayshore Freeway with separations at Rollins Road and the SPRR tracks. PENINSULAR Avenue will be improved fo four lanes between El Camino Real and Bayshore. A grade separation at the SPRR tracks Is included. THIRD AN FIFTH grade separations with SPRR tracks in downtown San Mateo will be constructed.

Underpasses are scheduled at First, Third, Fifth and Ninth avenues. HIILSDAIE BOULEVARD--Hillsdale Boulevard will be improved to four full lanes from Pacific Boulevard to Bayshore Freeway. RALSTON Avenue will be widened to four lanes from Bayshore Freeway to Polhemus Road and grade separations will be constructed at El Camino Real, the SPRR tracks and at Old County Road. HOUY four-lane divided roadway, with separations tt the SPRR tracks and Old County Road, will be constructed from Laurel Street fo Bayshore Freeway. ALAHEDA DE LAS PUIGAS and HOPKINS AVENUE--Alameda will be widened to a four-lane street from Eaton Avenue to Jefferson Avenue in Redwood City.

The Hopkins Avenue-Alameda intersection will be improved to provide adequate access to the Alameda. HOPKINS-WHIPPLE SEPARATION STRUCTURE--A four-lane divided interchange, including separation structure at El Camino Real and the SPRR tracks, will be constructed from Birch Street to Arguello Street in Redwood City. JEFFERSON AVENUE--Jefferson will be widened to a full four lanes between Fulton and streets and from Middlefield Road to Franklin Street. MIDDLEFIELD ROAD--In Redwood City, Middlefield Road will be widened to a four-lane major thoroughfare from Theater Street to Charter Street. MIDDIEFIELD ROAD--In the Menlo Park-Atherton area, Middlefield Road will be improved to a four-lane roadway from Semicircular Road to Ravenswood Road.

ALAMEDA DE LAS PULGAS SANTA CRUZ AVENUE--The Alameda and Santa Cruz in Menlo Park-Atherton will be widened to a four-lane divided sections between Fernside Street and Valparaiso Avenue and from Valparaiso fo the Santa Clara County boundary. MARSH ROAD--Marsh Road will be widened from Middlefield Road and Atherton city limits with storage and turning lanes at the Middlefield intersection. RAVENSWOOD will be widened to four lanes from El Camino Real to Middlefield Road and a grade separation 'will be constructed at the SPRR tracks. WILLOW ROAD--Willow will be improved to four lanes between Middlefield and Bayshore Freeway. ALPINE ROAD--Alpine will be widened to four lanes from Santa Cruz Avenue to Juni- pero Serra Freeway in the Menlo Park-Portola area.

STATE ROUTE 229--Funds will be allocated to accelerate State construction of this route. STATE ROUTE 105, 19th AVENUE FREEWAY--Funds will be contributed to accelerate State construction of this route from West Hillsdale Boulevard to Junipero Serra Freeway. APPROVAL OF THIS VITAL MEASURE WILL SAVE YOU MONEY AND VALUABLE TIME and IT A LIFE 'Grade Separations "Without adequate arterial highway routes the City- County Highway Plan provides, our new state freeways will fail to solve our congestion problems. San Mateo County is in grave danger of becoming a 'has been' area for industrial development." Paul B. Bacon, President Coca-Cola Bottling Co.

of San Mateo; past president. Peninsula Manufacturers Assn. "San Mateo County's entire economy its business climate, its industrial potential, its desirability as a place to live--is being threatened by traffic- clogged streets and highways. The City-County Highway Plan will correct our most serious deficiency and is an investment we can't afford to pass up." Ruth M. Bradley, Laundry Dry Cleaning Workers Union Local 143; Treas.

and Charter Member, S.M. Central Labor Council VOTE YES ON ROAD BONDS JUNE 4TH This advertisement paid for by the Citizens for City-Cwnty Highway David D. Bohannon, general chairman; Wallace Benson, vice-chairman; Lee E. Ham, finance chairman..

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