Carl DeMaio, Chairman of Reform California, blasted a proposal cooked up by Gov. Gavin Newsom to impose a tax on water. The so-called “Water Tax” would be a new tax imposed on every water bill in California and would be added on top of the actual cost of water consumed by each Californian. California already has some of the highest water rates in the nation!
DeMaio is launching a campaign to block the Water Tax from taking effect and is urging all Californians to join is effort.
“This outrageous Water Tax must be stopped because it is just another way out-of-touch Sacramento politicians are trying to hose taxpayers,” said Carl DeMaio. “The Water Tax is unfair and unnecessary and will just be yet another blow to working families who already struggle with high cost-of-living,” DeMaio concluded.
DeMaio’s campaign includes an immediate grassroots effort to contact Sacramento legislators to urge them to oppose the Water Tax. If the Water Tax passes, DeMaio proposes legal action and a possible ballot initiative to reverse the tax.
Join Carl DeMaio’s campaign to Stop the Water Tax. Sign this petition and share it with your friends.
“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.
Leaders Across California to Demand Immediate Reforms & Independent Audit
Leaders statewide gathered at eight DMV offices across California in today to demand that state leaders stop raiding car tax funds collected by the DMV for non-transportation uses and to demand a truly independent audit of all DMV operations. Read More
Constitutional Amendment Will Provide $7.9 Billion More to Fix Roads & Fund Infrastructure Once Voters Approve Prop 6
Leaders of the Yes on Prop 6 Gas Tax Repeal Campaign revealed a bold plan to fix California’s roads and improve infrastructure – all without a tax hike – and officially filed a statewide Ballot Measure to amend the state Constitution. Read More
Data suggests lower-income families will be hardest hit by regressive gas/car tax hikes that Prop 6 would repeal
A new report released by the California Policy Center entitled “The Grinch that Stole Christmas – The True Impact of Gas and Car Taxes,” shows a massive cost-of-living impact to working families in the region.
Yes on Prop 6 Campaign Files Ethics Complaint with Three Law Enforcement Agencies
Traffic was delayed 18-24 minutes and motorists were furious with the clear violation of state law in using taxpayer monies to campaign.
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
Politician Who Cast Deciding Vote for Gas Tax Hike is Recalled from Office
Sacramento politicians who supported the car and gas tax hikes should be asking themselves a simple question right now: “Am I next!?” Read More