Thursday, March 03, 2005

But, they don't have the authority

The Contra Costa Times reveals an attempt today by the Lytton Band to sweeten the plan for a bloated casino by offering to drop a chunk of change in an agency's direction. My office responded to the news,
"Once this money goes into the general fund, every special interest across the state will try to get a chunk of it for transportation projects in their area," Viramontes continued.

"The tribe can't dedicate the revenue to the interchange; they don't have the authority. The San Pablo city manager can't dedicate the revenue. Only the bureaucrats at Caltrans have that authority."

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