Yesterday, the Yes on Prop. 6 campaign filed a criminal complaint against Caltrans for using tax dollars to campaign against Prop. 6. The violation was caught on video.
In an email message to supporters yesterday, Yes on Prop. 6 campaign chairman Carl DeMaio outlined what happened:
On Tuesday, a Caltrans work crew along State Route 78 in San Diego stopped traffic and handed each driver a “No on Prop. 6″ flier. We got calls from angry commuters who were appalled at the traffic delay and the inappropriate use of our tax funds for politics! We sent a video crew out to collect the evidence —- this is now an open and shut case of illegal diversion of gas tax funds for politics.
Caltrans contractors accused of distributing flyers urging ‘no’ vote on gas tax repeal (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Gas Tax Battle: Yes on Prop 6 Campaign claims misuse of taxpayer money (Channel 8 CBS San Diego)