Mather, Calif., Jan. 15, 2014 –The Capital SouthEast Connector
Joint Powers Authority today announced that Sacramento County Supervisor Don Nottoli has been elected chair of the Capital SouthEast Connector JPA board of directors. Elk Grove City Council Member Pat Hume has been elected vice chair. The action was taken at the Jan. 10 JPA board meeting, where in addition the Connector’s revised Plan of Finance received unanimous approval. Nottoli has served on the Connector JPA board since 2006 and since 1995 on the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, where he represents the cities of Elk Grove, Galt, Isleton and Rancho Cordova, as well as rural farming areas and communities in the southern portion of Sacramento County and the Delta. “The Connector is a vitally important regional transportation project which will have significant congestion-relief and economic-development impacts, and I’m pleased to have the opportunity to serve as Chair and help continue moving the project forward over the next several months,” said Nottoli. In addition to his Connector JPA board role, Hume has served on the Elk Grove City Council since 2006.
The adopted revised Plan of Finance clarifies that JPA member jurisdictions – Sacramento County, El Dorado County, Elk Grove, Rancho Cordova and Folsom – are not obligated to any project-related financial contribution or funding and assumes a reduced growth scenario. The 35-mile Connector
will connect Interstate 5 south of Elk Grove to Highway 50 in El Dorado County just east of El Dorado Hills. The project’s first phase, envisioned to be completed between 2018 and 2023 and estimated to cost $315 million, will include construction of a Connector “backbone” featuring four continuous lanes, expanded at-grade intersections at all major access points, a continuous path for pedestrians, bicyclists and equestrians, and right-of-way preservation for the project’s full build out including future interchanges. The project’s second phase includes interchanges and additional lanes in some segments, and would be completed over the next 10 years to 20 years as additional funding is made available and demand necessitates additional improvements. A recent economic impact study
projected that construction of the Connector will create more than 5,400 new full-time jobs, $310 million in new labor income, $831 million in new regional economic output and more than $23 million in new indirect business tax revenue. Over 20 years, the Connector is expected to create more than 25,000 total new direct and indirect jobs, and generate $2.5 billion in new economic output and $182 million in new indirect business tax revenue.