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Tuesday April 23, 2013 at 11:30 AM 
Tuesday April 23, 2013 at 1:00 PM 

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SACOG Board Room 
1415 L Street, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814

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WTS-Sacramento April Program:

Will Kempton, Executive Director of Transportation California

We are pleased to be welcoming Will Kempton, the Executive Director of the state’s leading transportation education and advocacy group, Transportation California, to discuss the challenges facing the transportation industry in Going over the Cliff: The Transportation Funding Crisis in California on April 23, 2013.

Transportation California has been working for over two years to lay the groundwork for a major push to move forward for a new revenue source that will end hand-to-mouth funding and put the construction industry to work building the transportation system of the future. Despite the many successes of Transportation California and its allies, investment in transportation infrastructure falls woefully short of meeting basic needs to serve the State’s growing population and dynamic economy. Small incremental gains will not do the job. Substantial new revenue streams must be put in place and sequestered from the annual fiscal turmoil that plagues California’s budget process.  Come and hear more about the continuing fight for essential funding for California's transportation infrastructure!
About our Speaker:kempton

Transportation innovator and manager Will Kempton has 40 years experience in transportation, public service, and government affairs.

Mr. Kempton has moved between public and private posts throughout his varied career, which began at Caltrans in 1976. As chief of the Office of Revenue Management, Kempton oversaw California’s capital highway budget and later, as Assistant Director in charge of Legislative and Congressional Affairs, he secured passage of numerous pieces of legislation that benefited the state.

In 1985 Mr. Kempton became executive director of the Santa Clara County Traffic Authority, managing its billion-dollar highway construction program, the first of its kind in the state.

In 1992, Kempton became a partner of Smith, Kempton & Watts, a Sacramento advocacy firm, where he consulted in programs and policies to enhance effectiveness of public and private resources. In 2002, he became Assistant City Manager of the City of Folsom, and was recruited to head Caltrans in 2004. He served as Director of Caltrans from 2004-2009, and most recently as executive director of Orange County Transportation Authority.

Mr. Kempton has been credited with rebuilding Caltrans’ reputation through rapid project delivery, moving stimulus dollars into needed transportation projects, and instilling a more businesslike approach at the state transportation planning agency.

DATE: Tuesday, April 23, 2013

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration/Mingling/Lunch Served
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Speaker Presentation
12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Q & A

COST: Free for WTS Members, $15 for Non-Members. 

Payment due by cash, check, or credit card at the door.  There is a $0.50 surcharge for every $15 credit card transaction.

Note:  All no-shows will be charged $15.

RSVP by Friday, April 19.