San Benito County supervisors Tuesday approved a resolution officially opposing Prop. 6, a proposed repeal of the gas tax on the Nov. 6 ballot.
Senate Bill 1 is in question on the Nov. 6 ballot, with Proposition 6 asking voters to repeal the so-called gas tax that results in a charge of 12 cents per gallon on regular fuel, 20 cents on diesel and additional registration fees.
SB-1 invests more than $5 billion annually statewide into road projects, while in San Benito County that number will come to an average of about $5 million annually over the next decade, according to estimates from the Council of San Benito County Governments.
Supervisors spoke out on the matter before their vote, and Supervisor Anthony Botelho advised media to cover this issue over other matters on the agenda. Botelho has been outspoken in his opposition of Prop. 6 and his support for a 1 percent sales tax proposal on the local ballot in November to fund road repairs.
Supervisors joined the Hollister City Council with official opposition. The council approved a similar resolution in September.
SB-1 Funding Breakdown for last and current fiscal year for local jurisdictions