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New Ad Hits Corporate Democrat Glazer on BART, Roads Record
Cites MTC Report Noting Glazer’s Town Had Some of Worst Roads in Bay Area When He Was Mayor and City Council Member
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A new 60-second radio advertisement http://bit.ly/orindaroads released by Californians for Economic Prosperity today highlights a report from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) noting that Orinda had some of the worst roads in the nine-county Bay Area when Assembly District 16 candidate Steve Glazer served as mayor.
MTC rated Orinda has having “poor” roads – the worst rating in its survey that measured pavement conditions of Bay Area communities. Orinda was only one of four communities to receive this rating – which describes the town’s roads as “requiring major rehabilitation or reconstruction” while Glazer was mayor.
Dublin, where Glazer’s opponent Tim Sbranti is Mayor, scored in the top category. Its roads were categorized as “Very Good,”-- the second best roads in the Bay Area.
The ad is notable since Glazer has made transportation the foundation of his campaign. It points out yet another example of the paid political consultant’s hypocrisy on issues.
The text of the ad:
“Maybe you’ve heard those commercials about Steve Glazer and BART ? But around the East Bay, we know BART is a way to get to work – not a political football. Sadly, that’s how Sacramento political consultant Steve Glazer works. Divide people to get his way. And the same Steve Glazer -- who’s profited from Oil Companies, Tobacco, and developers -- has a transportation problem of his own. As a City Councilman in Orinda, Glazer and Orinda have some of the worst road conditions in the Bay Area according to the MTC. Check the facts for yourself at KnowGlazer.com. But fortunately, there’s Tim Sbranti. Sbranti’s a respected local mayor who says the Bay Area needs a comprehensive transportation plaso we can spend less time stuck in traffic…and more time with our families. Tim Sbranti for Assembly.”
The full MTC report can be viewed here: http://www.mtc.ca.gov/news/press_releases/rel624.htm