Gas Tax repeal headed for ballot as money about to flow for road repairs

People rolled through Rock Auto in El Cajon in droves this month to sign a petition to overturn Gov. Jerry Brown’s so-called gas tax. Volunteers wielding clipboards in red t-shirts reading “Stop the Gas Tax” harvested names from drivers eager to support the cause.

“You have to stop by if you haven’t signed yet and be part of this citizens’ rebellion against Sacramento mismanagement, high taxes, waste, thuggery, fraud and abuse,” Carl DeMaio boomed over a microphone, broadcasting live from the scene on radio station KOGO 600-AM.

For months, the former San Diego City Council member turned conservative talk radio host has held such signature drives all over Southern California. And people have responded enthusiastically, such as longtime Chula Vista resident Mimi January.

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