FPPC Confirms Open Investigation Against Illegal No on 6 and Caltrans Work Crew Campaign Activity

FPPC Confirms Open Investigation Against Illegal No on 6 and Caltrans Work Crew Campaign Activity

California’s Fair Political Practices Commission confirmed it opened an investigation today after the Yes on 6 campaign caught a Caltrans work crew campaigning while on the clock 

After a Caltrans work crew was caught campaigning on the taxpayers’ dime against Yes on 6 – the Gas Tax Repeal during road construction on a highway road, the Fair Political Practices Commission launched an investigation on the No On 6 campaign.

When dozens of Yes on 6 supporters experienced and documented the work crew’s blatant disregard for the law first-hand two weeks ago, the Yes on 6 campaign filed complaints with several California law enforcement agencies, spurring this latest investigation.

“There is absolutely no grey area here – Caltrans is caught in blatant violation of California law that prohibits the use of taxpayer funds for campaign activities or advocacy,” declared Carl DeMaio, Chairman of Yes on Prop 6 Gas Tax Repeal Initiative. “This proves once again that Caltrans simply cannot be trusted to do what is right with our gas tax funds – they literally are using gas tax funds to support the distribution of campaign materials to raise the gas tax on working families,” DeMaio noted.

Background: Caltrans contractors accused of distributing flyers urging ‘no’ vote on gas tax repeal (San Diego Union Tribune)

FPPC Complaint acknowledgement document

Complaint, photos, and raw video | Youtube video – video and photos are released to media for use: credit “Yes on 6 – Gas Tax Repeal”