- Reduced traffic on the 101
- Improved safety
- Improved air quality
- Increased access to economic opportunity
California has already established guidelines for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, tasking several state agencies with engagement and oversight. AB 6 and 7 are redundant measures that jeopardize local planning efforts and circumvent public engagement processes at the expense of working families.
Importantly, the efforts propelling AB 6 and 7 will inhibit forward momentum on key projects, including significant highway improvements on the mainline of the 101 freeway through Ventura County that would add regular, carpool, or auxiliary lanes and ramps. Meanwhile, wealthier communities in Ventura have seen state-of-the-art infrastructure investments both prioritized and realized in their neighborhoods.
If AB 6 & 7 pass, they would prohibit and could delay the use of state and local funding for road improvement projects to relieve congestion and improve safety, such as widening or new lanes approved by local voters.