May Day Media Headline Blitz

Today marks the beginning of a tense month in California politics as we line up to vote on a lot of issues that may effect the social fabric of our state. We will touch on the media headlines regarding the two major ballot initiatives that are in the news us today.

The SB-1 Gas Tax Repeal: for the November Ballot
Conservatives Turn in 940,000 Signatures for Anti-Gas Tax Initiative
California gas tax repeal heading for the November ballot, campaign says

Regional Measure 3 – A Bridge Toll increases and changes in the voter approval process for future bridge toll decisions:
Voters to Decide on Toll Increases for Bay Area Bridges  Bay Area voters in June will have the opportunity to decide whether they want to pay another dollar in tolls on seven bridges starting next year, according to the San Francisco County Transportation Authority… (more)

We have to take exception to this statement. This bill does not add another dollar it adds at least $3.00. This is an example of how the media is being used to sell lies to the public. But the public is on high alert for FAKE NEWS so they are a lot less gullible than they were during previous election cycles.

Beyond cost of living increases, RM3 authorizes the Bay Area Toll Authority to increase tolls above $3 without consulting the electorate, if deemed necessary to service BATA’s huge debt.The law makes the agency’s first commitment to its creditors.) 

To understand RM3, its opponents considered what it would fund as well as how the funds will be raised. They are promising projects to all the counties in the hopes of convincing enough people to support the bill, NBC is labeling a $1 bridge toll increase.

One of the promises made to San Mateo commuters is that their share of the funds would be used to create express toll lanes on 101 from San Francisco to Mateo County, I-680 and other highways in the region. This does little for commuters, while it adds more to the coffers of the MTC. Will the voters see this?

 

 

1 thought on “May Day Media Headline Blitz

  1. The media will blitz even harder pretty soon.

    They will be Hitting our nerves “traffic is getting worse” “roads need to be fixed” “retrofit to prepare for earthquakes”. (This one old photos of earthquake damage may be used) as well as 2-3 additional excuses may or may not be used.

    Regional measure 3 gives funding to future sfmta bs projects. It will also fund the congestion pricing system in San Francisco. Funding for HOV lanes across the Bay Area.

    If it passes citizens will be paying the sfmta and mta to drive on highways and around city streets. Regional measure 3 is an additional $3.

    They want citizens to pay for a system that will be used to charge us more.

    https://www.sfmta.com/sites/default/files/agendaitems/2017/5-16-17%20Item%2011%20RM3%20legislation.docx_.pdf

    http://www.sfcta.org/revenue/RM3

    https://www.sfmta.com/sites/default/files/agendaitems/2017/6-1-17%20Regional%20Measure%203.pdf

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