Newsfront - February 22, 2008
Houston holds Berkeley accountable
Assemblyman Guy Houston (R., 15th) said he is moving forward with his proposal to suspend transportation funding to Berkeley after its City Council last week revisited its controversial actions taken against the U.S. Marine Corps. The Berkeley City Council voted to rescind an item calling for the city manager to send a letter to the U.S. Marine Corps calling the Corps "uninvited and unwelcome intruders" in the city but did not address other resolutions.
"The council did not make any meaningful changes," said Houston. "Their publicly funded streets should not be given away to Code Pink to further its own agenda. Therefore, I will be moving forward with my legislation to suspend Berkeley's transportation funding."
Berkeley is scheduled to receive approximately $3.3 million in transportation funding over the next two years from Proposition 1B. Houston's legislation will call for that funding to be suspended until Berkeley rescinds its Jan. 29 resolution.