Gas Tax Replacement Ballot Measure to Be Filed, Creates “Citizen Lockbox” to Fix Roads Without Tax Hikes

Constitutional Amendment Will Provide Billions More to Fix Roads & Fund Infrastructure Once Voters Approve Prop 6

WHAT: Leaders of the Yes on Prop 6 – Gas Tax Repeal Campaign will reveal a bold plan to fix California’s roads and improve infrastructure – all without a tax hike – when they officially file a statewide Ballot Measure with the California Attorney General on Tuesday.

The Yes on Prop 6 campaign will release the full text of the ballot measure and a comprehensive fiscal assessment comparing current vs. proposed road and infrastructure funding streams under the measure.

The filing of this ballot measure is Phase 3 of the citizen-led revolt against the gas and car tax hikes that politicians have enacted. Assuming voters approve Prop 6 – the Gas Tax Repeal, the Yes on 6 campaign will immediately initiate signature collection by December 1.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 25 at 11am

WHERE: State Capitol Building, West Steps, (10th Street and Capitol Mall)

WHO: Carl DeMaio, Chairman Yes on Prop 6 Gas Tax Repeal Campaign – and other initiative supporters

WHY: “By filing this ballot measure before the November election, we begin our third and final phase of fixing California’s roads without raising taxes on struggling working families of our state – and we’re proving how it can be done before voters are asked to vote YES on Prop 6 the Gas Tax Repeal Initiative.  We have shown that our campaign has built a machine to efficiently and quickly collect signatures to Recall State Senator Josh Newman (nearly 100,000 signatures in six weeks) and Repeal the Gas Tax (nearly 1 million signatures in five months) and we plan to submit our signatures for this Replacement measure by May 15, 2019.”  —Carl DeMaio, Chairman of Yes on Prop 6 Gas Tax Repeal Campaign

“As the author of the alternative to the SB 1 gas tax increase, I said over and over again that we can fully fund our roads without any fee or tax increases. We need to give voters an opportunity to tell Sacramento they need to prioritize our transportation infrastructure with the tax dollars motorists already pay.” –Assemblyman Vince Fong

“This initiative is intriguing and contains many elements that I have proposed for many years, including that it will require that California outsource more of its architectural and engineering work. California outsources less than 10% of this work, while most states outsource 50%. Arizona and Florida outsource 80% and have great highways.” –Senator John Moorlach 

Facts about this massive hike:

–Voting Yes on Prop 6 will repeal the car and gas tax, and ensures that any future car and gas taxes must be approved by the voters
–On Nov 1, 2017, Californians became subject to an additional tax of 12.5 cents more per gallon (20 cents more for diesel)
–Estimates suggest it will cost an average family of four $779 or more per family, per year
–The tax also hits business owners who rely on transporting goods, raising the cost of everything from apples to bread, and everything in between
–Vehicle license fees (car tax) will increase as much as $175 a year – striking the wallets of hard-working families across the state
–The tax revenue goes into the state’s General Fund, meaning there’s zero guarantee the money will be used to actually fund the transportation “fixes” they claim will happen
–Nearly 1 million signatures were collected to qualify the measure on the November ballot; just over 550,000 were required

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One Response to Gas Tax Replacement Ballot Measure to Be Filed, Creates “Citizen Lockbox” to Fix Roads Without Tax Hikes

  1. William Hicks September 28, 2018 at 9:19 am

    It can start by assuring taxpayers that their road tax is used ONLY for road maintenance and repair. A bone of contention with me is that the road tax is being used for social engineering purposes like bike lanes and bike paths. Such policy is taxing those driving cars to benefit those exclusively that ride bikes.

    IF bike lanes really need to be paid for, let those who are the beneficiaries of the lanes be the ones that pay for them through any taxing methods that affect them exclusively.


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