Ads urge San Diego voters to take action against politicians who want to raid Road Repair funds and add a “Congestion Tax”

Reform California today launched a large-scale digital ad campaign across San Diego urging voters to be aware of the raids against the Road Repair funds, the proposal for a Congestion Tax, and to urge voters to contact the politicians who are supporting the proposed road fund raised and Congestion Tax to urge them to oppose it.

“When politicians in San Diego attempt to raid road repair funds for mass transit systems and propose adding yet another tax on San Diegans, we’re stepping up to ensure they feel the wrath of voters,” said Carl DeMaio, chairman of Reform California.

Recently, San Diego County’s regional transportation planning agency, SANDAG, released a plan to cut 14 freeway and highway improvements and shift all of that money into “transit” for downtown San Diego and to fund conversion of road lanes to dedicated bike lanes.

Recently, San Diego County’s regional transportation planning agency, SANDAG, released a plan to cut 14 freeway and highway improvements and shift all of that money into “transit” for downtown San Diego and to fund conversion of road lanes to dedicated bike lanes. 

SANDAG and its subsidiary MTS also propose higher taxes: both a massive Sales Tax hike and a “Congestion Tax” for anyone wanting to use the roads – with all that money going to transit, not roads.

Despite a recent poll that even shows voters in the heavily urban areas of the City of San Diego overwhelmingly oppose these proposals – by a whopping two-to-one margin! – SANDAG and politicians continue to push Road Repair Raids and the Congestion Tax forward.

The month-long digital flight will hit voters in their cars, homes, and connected devices.

Freeways to Feeways: https://youtu.be/2Fh1_VvrbPs
Freeways to Feeways (radio): https://act.reformcalifornia.org/roadraids/RCA_Freeways_To_Feeways.mp3
Harder to Drive: https://youtu.be/QyuN-CrjA_Y
Harder to Drive (radio): https://act.reformcalifornia.org/roadraids/RCA_Harder_to_Drive.mp3
Demand Change (radio): https://act.reformcalifornia.org/roadraids/RCA_Demand_Change.mp3
Congestion (radio): https://act.reformcalifornia.org/roadraids/RCA_Congestion.mp3