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Res 96-17 Support of Restricting the Use of Transportation Funds for Transportation Purposes and in Support of House Resolution 842TOWN OF WESTLAKE RESOLUTION 96-17 A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS, IN SUPPORT OF RESTRICTING THE USE OF DEDICATED TRANSPORTATION FUNDS FOR TRANSPORTATION PURPOSES AND IN SUPPORT OF H.R. 842, TRUTH IN TRANSPORTATION BUDGETING ACT. WHEREAS, one of the greatest challenges facing all levels of government — local, state and federal — today and well into the next century is the continued cost of providing a safe and efficient highway transportation system; and WHEREAS, the federal transportation program is comprised of revenue sources which finance a dedicated trust fund for use for transportation purposes which cannot be used for other purposes, and WHEREAS, due to growing debt, both at the state and federal level, transportation funds have been used to help offset federal debt and state criminal justice costs; and WHEREAS, the long-term benefit from current capital investment for transportation extends well beyond twenty years and is more cost efficient at today's transportation infrastructure construction costs; and WHEREAS, the future economic growth of Texas must be supported by adequately maintained transportation infrastructure systems. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Westlake, Texas, does hereby support restricting the use of dedicated transportation funds for transportation purposes and further supports the passage of U.S. Congress H.R. 842 Truth in Transportation Budgeting Act. 1rI ATTEST: Scott Bradley, Mayor Ginger rosswy, Town retary APPROVED AS TO FORM: Paul C. Isham, Town Attorney