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April 13, 2021

Transportation meeting fills Gonzales City Chambers

Photo by Samantha Bengtson
Butch Lindley speaks to the TAMC committee about the amount of cars on Spence Road and the cannabis businesses that are taking over greenhouses in the area.

GONZALES — Gonzales City Hall Chambers were full last Wednesday as the Transportation Agency of Monterey County (TAMC) hosted a town hall meeting with the California Transportation Commission to discuss future transportation projects on the Central Coast.

Priority projects for the area include a Highway 101 safety improvement plan at the north end. Though it does not take place in South County, the project could affect commuters who are traveling to Salinas.

Presenters included representatives from TAMC, the City of Gonzales, the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments, Monterey County Farm Bureau, Monterey-Salinas Transit and Caltrans District 5.

After the Sept. 19 meeting, the commissioners reviewed the Gonzales Alta Street Project, which was the county’s first major project funded by revenues from Measure X and the gas tax (SB 1), and toured the Taylor Farms facility in Gonzales.

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