We Can’t Trust Todd Gloria
The Mileage Tax Won’t Be Dead Until We Elect New Leaders to SANDAG
Reform California Continues County-Wide Campaign to Block Costly Tax Hikes Proposed by SANDAG and Todd Gloria
San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria (D) today released a carefully worded statement saying he wants to drop the idea of a Mileage Tax “for now” but today announced he will STILL VOTE FOR the Mileage Tax included in the SANDAG Regional Transportation Plan next week. Gloria claims he will “remove” the Mileage Tax later on.
In response, Carl DeMaio, Chairman of Reform California and leader of the campaign opposing the Mileage Tax proposal offers the following statement:
“When it comes to costly tax hikes, we don’t trust Todd Gloria for a second. Todd Gloria says he doesn’t want a Mileage Tax right now, but he still intends to vote for the SANDAG plan that includes a Mileage Tax! Todd Gloria is simply playing political games to buy some time because he is still backing a massive sales tax hike being put on the November election.
Gloria can say he will remove the Mileage Tax at a future date, but he has shown time and time again to be completely untrustworthy and dishonest when it comes to tax hikes. We have no doubt he and his cohorts will impose a Mileage Tax after the November 2022 election.
San Diego drivers will not be safe from a costly Mileage Tax until we replace Todd Gloria and other SANDAG board members with new leaders who will oppose all tax hikes and force SANDAG to fulfill its promises made to taxpayers to fix our roads.”
DeMaio encourages voters to join the Reform California campaign opposing the Mileage Tax by signing up at www.StopTheMileageTax.org
About Reform California Formed in 2003, Reform California is dedicated to holding state and local government accountable through ballot measures and recall campaigns. For more information, visit reformcalifornia.org
Opposition to Mileage Tax Proposal Propels Republicans to Big Win in City Council Election in Democratic Stronghold of La Mesa.
Reform California has been warning San Diego politicians that backing the controversial Mileage Tax proposal will backfire on them politically – and now an upset win in a Special Election in La Mesa provides proof of that.
In a Special Election to fill a vacancy on the City Council in the heavily Democratic City of La Mesa, Republican Laura Lothian has scored a solid win tonight.
“Laura Lothian made her opposition to the costly Mileage Tax the centerpiece of her entire campaign and the voters took note and handed her a huge victory,” notes Carl DeMaio, Chairman of Reform California.
Reform California is leading the campaign opposing the Mileage Tax proposal being advanced by SANDAG and county Democrats. Reform California and DeMaio endorsed Lothian and made her election a priority because of her opposition to the Mileage Tax.
Lothian’s win could spell trouble for SANDAG’s plans as her vote will create a majority on the City Council opposed to the Mileage Tax.
“We’re only just getting started and I hope the results of this election serve as a clear warning to all politicians who dare support a Mileage Tax that their political careers are at risk and we’re coming for them in the next election over this outrageous proposal,” promised DeMaio.
Attached is a copy of the Lothian Campaign Mailers on Mileage Tax
“This proves exactly what we warned everyone about during the Prop 6 Gas Tax Repeal Campaign”
In releasing his proposed California state budget, Gov. Gavin Newsom included a proposal to hold back SB1 Gas Tax funds from cities unless they agree to change various housing policies. If Newsom’s proposal is enacted, taxpayers will be forced to pay the higher gas tax rates without receiving the benefit for road repairs.
“Is anyone surprised that only a few months after defeating Prop 6 that Sacramento politicians are threatening to divert our gas tax funds? This outrageous threat shows that Sacramento politicians simply cannot trusted with our gas tax funds and they are not interested in fixing our roads,” said Carl DeMaio, chairman of Reform California.
DeMaio and Reform California led Yes on 6 – the Gas Tax Repeal campaign during the 2018 election cycle, activating an army of over 30,000 volunteers who helped collect nearly 1 million signatures to qualify Prop 6 to get it on the Nov 6 ballot, and who later helped the proposition earn 45% of the vote despite the campaign being outspent 22-to-1.
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Yes on Prop 6 Campaign Files Ethics Complaint with Three Law Enforcement Agencies
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Photos, video, and witness testimony of the incident was released at a press conference along with a Criminal Complaint alleging violation of numerous state and local laws. The campaign flier passed out clearly contains prohibited “express advocacy” language such as “Vote NO on Prop 6” and the Caltrans work crew member is caught on video admitting he was “working with Caltrans” and “They just told me to hand it out.” Read More