Valley Center, CA
December 7, 2022

SANDAG Town-Hall

Over the past month, you’ve probably read or heard me talk about SANDAG’s new transportation plan. SANDAG (San Diego Association of Governments), which is in charge of allocating the local tax dollars for all major transportation projects in San Diego, will soon be voting on whether to approve a $163 billion project, much of which focuses on Transit and public transportation. I believe it’s extremely important San Diegans know the details of this plan, including the proposed “road charge” which would be a tax for every mile driven in a vehicle within the State of California. The money collected from driven vehicles would then be used to pay for public transportation.
On Tuesday, August 24 at 6 p.m., I will be holding a virtual town-hall along with the Mayor of Coronado, Richard Bailey and the CEO of the San Diego North Economic Development Council, Erik Bruvold. I encourage everyone to sign up at and learn more about SANDAG’s plan and the future of transportation in San Diego County. We will be taking your questions and talk about future tax measures being proposed.
SANDAG’s “5 Big Bold Moves” is projected to cost $163 billion of taxpayer dollars, with most of the money going towards public transit. This virtual town-hall will be a great opportunity to learn more and ensure the plan meets the needs of North County and the majority of San Diego commuters. In the meantime, email me, if you have any questions on SANDAG’s plan.

Jim Desmond is a member of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. He represents the 5th District, which includes Valley Center, Pauma Valley, Palomar Mountain and much of the Backcountry.

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