BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, COUNTY OF SAN MATEO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA
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RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR AMERICA CAMPAIGN PLATFORM
RESOLVED, by the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Mateo, State of California, that
WHEREAS, Transportation for America is a broad coalition of housing, environmental, public health, urban planning, transportation, equitable development, and other interest organizations; and
WHEREAS, the organization’s platform is to align national, state, and local transportation policies thereby creating a national transportation program that will modernize infrastructure and build healthy communities where all people can live, work and play; and
WHEREAS, Transportation for America’s six main priority areas are: establish accountability for responsible investment, invest to compete in the 21st century, invest for multiple payoffs in solving our energy, air quality, and climate challenges, reward and support local land use planning, invest for public health and safety, and find new ways to pay for what we need; and
WHEREAS, the Health System’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Division adopted a comprehensive prevention framework, recognizing that physical environments impact health outcomes and quality of life for local communities; and
WHEREAS, in May 2008, the Board conducted the Livable Communities for Successful Aging forum, which brought together planners, senior citizens, policy makers and others to create design principles for transit-oriented development for the County’s growing senior population; and
WHEREAS, the linkages between the principles of the built environment and health are well established and include the preservation of open space, as well as the promotion of walkable neighborhoods and varied transportation choices.
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY DETERMINED AND ORDERED that the Board of Supervisors by the adoption of this resolution hereby supports the Transportation for America campaign platform.
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