Carl DeMaio’s Reform California released a poll showing a supermajority of San Diego County residents oppose SANDAG’s evolving plan to shift some road-building funds to transit projects.
The poll, conducted May 14-15 by the Republican-leaning Remington Research Group, found that 70 percent of 1,030 voters contacted opposed the change in transportation planning.
“These polling numbers should be a wake-up call for the tax-hiking and road-raiding politicians at SANDAG,” said DeMaio, a former city councilman who is chairman of Reform California. “This poll shows voters will not be fooled into approving new tax hikes until the previous promises to fix the roads are fulfilled.”
In April, SANDAG outlined what it termed a “bold new vision” for 2050 that focuses more on transit and new technology and less on highway expansion.
Politicians in east and north county have come out in strong opposition to the proposal, but it has met with support in the City of San Diego, Chula Vista and other urbanized areas.
“This poll shows not only can we block these extreme proposals, but we can punish the politicians who are fronting them,” DeMaio said.
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