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NEWS ADVISORY Elected Leaders, Families & San Diego’s Workforce Speak Out Against SANDAG’s $160 Billion Transportation Plan

 

SUPERVISOR JIM DESMOND

San Diego County Board of Supervisors

Media inquiries: Miles Himmel, 858-444-6932, miles.himmel@sdcounty.ca.gov

Elected Leaders, Families & San Diego’s Workforce Speak Out Against SANDAG’s $160 Billion Transportation Plan

WHAT: Elected officials, families and San Diego’s workforce come together to speak out against SANDAG’s $160 billion transportation plan. The proposed taxes that will fund this project include a ½ cent sales tax, an MTS ½ cent sales tax, 2 cent regional fee for every mile driven, a new fee ($1.25 solo ride; $.65 carpool) for Uber & Lyft users and converting 819 miles of roadways into toll lanes. These new fees will greatly hurt San Diego families who already pay the highest prices to drive in the country. 

WHEN: Thursday, December 9 @ 9:00AM

WHERE: TBD

WHO: San Diego County Supervisor, Jim Desmond

Poway Mayor, Steve Vaus

San Marcos Mayor, Rebecca Jones

El Cajon Mayor, Bill Wells

Vista Councilmember, John Franklin

Oceanside Councilmember, Christopher Rodriguez

President of the National Black Contractors Association, Abdur-Rahim Hameed

WHY: On Friday, December 10th, SANDAG will vote on a $160 billion transportation plan. The proposed project, which would be the most expensive transportation in history, does not suit the majority of San Diegans. With only 3.5% of San Diegans using public transportation, the large majority of San Diegans are left on the roadways. SANDAG’s new plan abandons critical improvements promised to North and East County residents for the 78, 52 and 67, in favor of public transit for downtown San Diego.