Does the city or the mayor think we will keep giving them money for the roads when the money we have already gave them does not get spent on roads?
Do they think we have such short memories that we don't remember voting an extra 15 cents a gallon on gas in 1985, plus the 50-plus cents we already pay on gas? The state owes us millions of dollars since 1985. The state says that it can keep our road money to use to balance their budget, but the federal government already told the state that last time they tried that trick, that they (the U.S. government) would take the money if they did not use it on the roads.
City of Modesto, get off your rears and go to Sacramento and demand our money or you will notify the federal government again.
Editor's note: In 1990, Californians voted to raise the gas tax to 14 cents per gallon, with a 1-cent per year increase for the next four years to a total of 18 cents a gallon. The federal gasoline tax is 18.4 cents per gallon. With underground tank fees, the total is 37.9 cents a gallon. Sales tax is also charged.