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$115 million sought for 11th District

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Posted: Monday, April 7, 2008 10:00 pm

Congressman Jerry McNerney has requested more than $5 million to fix Highway 12 west of Lodi and money to improve the area's water supply, create a bypass around downtown Lockeford and make other improvements.

McNerney, D-Pleasanton, released a list of $114.7 million to benefit the 11th Congressional District, which covers much of San Joaquin County, Livermore Valley, San Ramon Valley and other areas.

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  • posted at 3:44 pm on Tue, Apr 8, 2008.


    Considering that Mr. McNerney is a freshman, you can't expect him to bring home huge slabs of pork quite yet. I am an almost exclusively party line Republican, and I'm quite impressed with the job Mr. McNerney has been doing so far. He seems like a genuine, sincere public servant. An everyman. A rare quality in todays politicians, but what my vote seeks the most. I think he has earned another term.

  • posted at 11:50 am on Tue, Apr 8, 2008.


    This is interesting, because I'm on another congressperson's e-mail list. This person said that there was a moratorium on earmark funding right now.

    I guess Pelosi might be a little more lenient with McNerney, because they want the Dems to hold onto this district, which had been Republican for years.

    I think the other two comments are right. We'll see little of the funds, and road projects generally cost more than a million dollars, unfortunately.

    I noticed the river basin and delta projects got more. I guess human safety isn't as important.

  • posted at 5:15 am on Tue, Apr 8, 2008.


    This is cash we will never see. It is a campaign ploy by McNerney to announce he is fighting for cash for his district, but he will not deliver. Re-read the article, he is already lowering expectation.

    And why is there no money for the levy at Lodi Lake? He is on the Transportation and Infrastructure comm but can't get the cash to fix the levy and protect our home?

    We should hold him to this number. If he can't deliver 115 million by election day, we should vote him out.

  • posted at 4:54 am on Tue, Apr 8, 2008.


    "$1 million to widen Highway 12 from two lanes to four from Lower Sacramento Road to the Sacramento County line." They can not build even 1 mile of this project for $1 million, much less buy the required land and all the payoffs to all the environmental extortionists. What would this current request for money be used for?



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