October 8: Gas tax repeal initiative debate
Proposition 6 on the November ballot would repeal the 2017 gas tax increases that are expected to bring in $54 billion dollars in the next decade to fix roads, bridges, and freeways. But it’s about more than taxes and traffic jams. Fighting taxes is a standard platform for Republicans, and they are backing the campaign as a wedge issue to drive their voters to the polls. The Democrats see Prop 6 as a desperate attempt by the Republicans to stay relevant. Gov. Jerry Brown has said it’s a “flawed and dangerous measure pushed by Trump’s Washington allies” that jeopardizes the safety of millions of Californians.
Join the Sacramento Press Club at its next luncheon, on October 8, for a debate between the leading proponent and opponent of Proposition 6.
Carl DeMaio is a political talk show host on NewsRadio 600 in San Diego, a Republican, and a former member of the San Diego City Council. He started his first company at age 23 to help financially troubled government entities cut costs and improve performance. His business success turned into a lifelong crusade to improve performance, transparency, efficiency and accountability. He even turned down 22 percent of his own salary while on the city council.
Matt Cate is founder and president of Cate Consulting, a firm that specializes in local government and public safety. He served as executive director of the California State Association of Counties for five years, where he championed transportation infrastructure. Before Cate served as secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for Gov. Jerry Brown and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, he was inspector general of the department, and a deputy attorney general at the California Department of Justice.
About the lunch
Date:Monday, October 8
Time: 11:30 a.m. registration opens, event 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 1231 I Street, Third Floor
Purchase Deadline: Friday, October 5 - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $29 members/$40 non-members