We are pleased to announce that we were awarded a grant by the Fund for Santa Barbara to advocate for a fair, inclusive and balanced Measure D 2008. Measure D is the Santa Barbara County sales tax measure dedicated to transportation that will be on the ballot in 2008. COAST will be conducting public outreach and community organizing to ensure that the measure contains funds for transit, commuter rail, traffic demand management programs, bicycle, pedestrian and Safe Route to School projects. Since Measure D is a sales tax, not a gas tax, it needs to benefit all modes of transportation and all segments of the population, whether they drive a car or not. We need a transportation system that is socially just and environmentally responsible.