How is Active Transportation Funded?

SCBC hosted its first-ever panel discussion on Active Transportation Funding on April 29, 2024. Topics included how bike infrastructure is paid for, what sources of money are available, how local governments prioritize projects, and how advocates can be more involved.

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Our panel, moderated by Tim Zahner of the Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau, included the following guests:

James Cameron became Executive Director of the Sonoma County Transportation Authority and Regional Climate Protection Authority in October of 2023. He has overall responsibilities for securing and coordinating regional, state and federal funding for projects and programs related to transportation and climate change, managing the Measure M sales tax, overseeing long range planning related to transportation, housing, jobs, and climate change, and collaborating with partner agencies and the public on policy priorities. James joined the Authority in March 2012 as the Deputy Director of Projects and Programming. He is a licensed civil engineer and land surveyor with over 20 years of experience working on capital projects in all phases of development including programming, environmental, design and construction.

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Victoria Fleming has served on the Santa Rosa City Council since 2018. She is a supporter of active transportation, and is Sonoma County‚Äôs representative to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Victoria has also served on the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women, the Sonoma County League of Women Voters’ Santa Rosa Community Advisory Board, and the Sonoma County Democratic Central Committee.

Johannes Hoevertsz is the Director of Sonoma County Public Infrastructure, managing essential services including road and bridge construction and maintenance, airport operations, integrated waste management, transit services, a few water districts, county facilities, capital projects, fleet management, and real estate. Currently, SPI employs about 270 people, and operates with an annual budget of about $247 million. Johannes is a registered civil engineer and joined SPI in November of 2015 as the Deputy Director, overseeing airport operations, integrated waste management, and information systems.

Larry Zimmer is the Director and City Engineer for the City of Healdsburg Public Works and Transportation Department, and has 32 years of public service experience. He started his career with Caltrans and has worked in Sonoma County for over two decades. Larry is experienced in grant writing and implementation, and has been responsible for several road diet projects, Class I and II bike facilities, and a roundabout. He is a cyclist and advocate for Complete Streets.