Every trip in this country begins and ends on a local road.  Local roads are critical for moving people, providing services and delivering goods to market reliably and safely. At this week's National Association of Counties (NACo) conference in Nashville, Santa Barbara County Public Works Director Scott McGolpin presented a resolution to support direct funding for local roads maintenance within any proposed infrastructure spending bill. This resolution was also sponsored by Santa Barbara County Fifth District Supervisor Steve Lavagnino, the National Association of County Engineers, the California State Association of Counties, and others. NACo seeks to partner with our country's federal leadership to restore, improve and maintain our nation's local assets.  Preserving our local roads today can cost ten times less than repairing failed local roads in the future.  Specifically, NACo believes that new federal funding should include a component directly allocating funding to local governments to improve and maintain local infrastructure. Click here to read the entire resolution.