Town Hall: Stop Road Raids and the Congestion Tax

Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Pkwy, San Diego, CA 92108
30 Oct 2019 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Politicians are trying to raid our road repair funds and impose unfair and costly tax hikes. It is time to organize voters to stop them!

The controversy surrounding SANDAG’s proposal to raid road funds and impose a Congestion Tax continues to grow. Reform California is hosting a series of campaign events throughout San Diego County encouraging voters to become 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 oppose it.

In addition to the town halls, Reform California’s ads across San Diego encourage voters who can’t make it to the town halls to nevertheless take action.

Reform California is committed to doing whatever it takes to make sure that every San Diegan knows the antics that the downtown San Diego politicians are up to — and to make sure they’re held accountable for making residents’ daily lives worse by not fixing the roads and charging drivers to be stuck on them. But we need YOUR active involvement – which is why attending this Town Hall is important.

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.

Reform California will brief you on the plan to stop this raid on our road funds and stop the tax hikes. You will also hear from elected officials and community leaders who are part of our coalition!