SAN DIEGO–In a ruling this week, the Superior Court confirmed that Measure A will clean up millions of gallons of toxic polluted road runoff, repair San Diego’s aging infrastructure and help prevent wildfires, as stated in the ballot argument.
Opponents to Measure A filed a writ last week seeking sweeping changes to the Measure A ballot argument; but the judge did not grant a single change they sought.
“We’re gratified that the court saw past this meritless lawsuit and upheld that the important benefits described in the Measure A ballot statements are true,” said Bill Smelko, legal counsel for the Parties of Interest. “San Diego’s infrastructure has been neglected for decades and funding is needed to make urgent, critical repairs to roads, bridges and overpasses.”
After making minor grammatical corrections, the ruling further clarified that Measure A provides funding for water quality improvements and increased service for students, seniors, disabled and veterans.
“We’re excited to move past this and focus on the important opportunity voters will have to repair, preserve and protect San Diego by approving Measure A this November,” said campaign chairman Jim Madaffer. “We hope San Diegans will take the time to read about the improvements to our local infrastructure that Measure A will provide, and not be fooled by inaccurate claims otherwise.”
If approved, Measure A will invest $18 billion in San Diego region’s infrastructure generated from a half-cent sales tax in San Diego County. The funds will be invested in specific local community projects (including filling potholes, repairing roads, and reducing polluted water runoff), highway and transit projects, open space preservation to protect water quality and help reduce the risk of wildfires, and bike/pedestrian projects throughout the region.
For more information on Measure A, visit RepairSanDiego.com.