November 18, 2019: The Regional Futures Forum is over for
another year but the lessons from the day-long conference about
the future of transportation live on.
The second annual RFF was a bigger event than last year’s
with more than 300 people showing up at the Center at 2300 on
October 30. The audience was mostly elected officials, senior
city and county staff from all around the Sacramento region, and
staff and guests from partners and sponsors.
The day’s first keynote speaker was Mayor Jackie Millet of Lone
Pine, Colorado, with “Lessons from Lone Tree”. She detailed how
her small, conservative, suburban city had gone all in on
transportation investments and how that had benefited her
community. But it had not been easy — one newspaper ran a series
of editorials every Sunday for 13 weeks against the tax measure
that financed much of the transportation infrastructure and the
state’s governor and head of the Department of Transport were