Flooding:: Education:: Sacramento


In the town of Sacramento and the areas around, Matsui’s reputation and efforts have secured him a steady place in Congress. His campaign involves no more than a few phone calls and some ads. Most congressmen spend much more money and efforts on promoting themselves. But Matsui’s dedication to the nation, state and especially his city speaks more than the ads.

In addition to his contribution on the flooding front, he also worked to beautify his city by securing a $142 million federal court house, which also produced 1,200 jobs in that area.

The Town Bridge in Sacramento also received funding for widening the sidewalk for pedestrians. That link is important because it links several places together (Capitol Mall, Old Sacramento, the Riverfront Promenade and Raley Field.)
On the lines on transportation, he has worked to promote an environment friendly bus called Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses, which would replace the buses that run on diesel. The train system (light rail public transit system) received $100 million for its expansion.