CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1991 |
Los Alamitos, Stanton and Westminster have approved traffic reduction plans that will make them eligible for their share of Proposition 111 gasoline tax revenue. As a result, Los Alamitos could gain about $50,000 a year for street improvements, according to city officials. Westminster could receive about $250,000 and Stanton about $100,000. Proposition 111, which was passed by state voters in June, calls for a 9-cent gas tax increase, incremental over a five-year period.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1990 |
In their first chance to get at cash from the new 5-cent gasoline tax increase, officials of Southern California communities Tuesday proposed new highway projects costing far more than will be available under the voter-approved measure. The wish list presented to the California Transportation Commission at a hearing in Los Angeles included freeway-widening projects that officials said were unneeded as recently as five years ago but are now deemed essential to relieve congestion.
August 2, 1990 |
California's new gasoline tax went into effect Wednesday with few apparent hitches, drawing resigned grumbles from motorists as nearly 12,000 service stations across the state began collecting an extra nickel for each gallon of gas they sell. Spot reports from service stations and dealer associations throughout Southern California and the rest of the state indicated that most motorists came prepared to pay more for gas when they pulled up to the pumps throughout the day Wednesday.
June 25, 1990 |
A retired legislator filed a lawsuit to invalidate gas tax-raising Proposition 111, alleging that the state's top elected officials deceived voters with misleading ballot statements. The suit by former Democratic Assemblyman Bert DeLotto of Fresno and 12 others seeks to toss out the June 5 election results and allow voters to reconsider Proposition 111 on the November ballot.
June 14, 1990 |
The Century Freeway and dozens of other road projects in Southern California became the first to benefit Wednesday from the voters' decision June 5 to endorse a gasoline tax increase. Rushing to get work delayed by funding shortages back on schedule, the California Transportation Commission approved $257 million in backlogged projects scattered throughout the state. But most of the initial funding went to the south, with the biggest chunks--totaling $118.