Leaders Demand Answers to DMV Performance Problems and Funds Diverted to DMV Away From Road Repair

Leaders Demand Answers to DMV Performance Problems and Funds Diverted to DMV Away From Road Repair

Leaders Across California to Demand Immediate Reforms & Independent Audit

Leaders statewide gathered at eight DMV offices across California in today to demand that state leaders stop raiding car tax funds collected by the DMV for non-transportation uses and to demand a truly independent audit of all DMV operations. Specifically, these leaders highlighted these issues:

  • Governor’s DMV Audit Is Not Enough: While the egregious nature of DMV performance problems finally forced the Governor’s hand, the proposed audit does not go nearly far enough. The Yes on Prop 6 campaign’s Replacement Bill filed last week would institute a truly independent Performance and Efficiency Audit of DMV operations at least every 3 years – examining internal management problems, customer service performance standards, and cost efficiency of operations.
  • DMV Car Tax Funds Are Being Diverted: According to a recent analysis by the Legislative Analyst’s Office, the DMV is diverting millions in car tax and vehicle fees for non-transportation uses, including Vehicle Weight Fees ($1.1 Billion) and what the LAO cites as $89 million in miscellaneous vehicle revenues.
  • Gas Tax Funds Diverted to Cover DMV Operations: The FY18-19 state budget diverts $7.8 million of gas tax funds to cover DMV overhead costs.

“The DMV has shown incompetence and inability to do its basic functions and that’s why the Yes on Prop 6 Coalition has proposed a truly independent and far-reaching audit to fix the problems. By voting YES on Prop 6 – Gas Tax Repeal, voters can end the shell game that is going on at the DMV where our existing car tax revenues are being diverted to non-transportation purposes,” said Carl DeMaio, chairman of the Yes on 6 Gas Tax Repeal campaign.