Former Rep. Tom Campbell urges Santa Cruz to support a 1/2 cent transportation Sale Tax

SANTA CRUZ >> One theme of former congressman and current Chapman University professor Tom Campbell’s talk a Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce lunch on Wednesday was optimism.

Widely recognized as a national expert in economics and as a moderate Republican, he described some of the possible fall election outcomes and discussed their effects on key issues facing the country, the state and local communities.

He proposed that now is the time for governments to address unfunded pension obligations by borrowing when bond interest rates are at historic lows.