As educators, we see first-hand the impact poor air quality has on our students and their families. However, Prop 30’s solution undermines funding for public education, health care, seniors, and other essential services while forcing taxpayers to pick up the tab for large corporations.
By bypassing the state’s general fund and the voter-approved Prop 98 education funding guarantees, Prop 30 sets a dangerous precedent for big corporations to set up their own taxpayer-funded handout. Simply put, Prop 30 is a special interest carve out by a ridesharing company to get California taxpayers to foot the bill to help Lyft pay for transitioning to the use of electric vehicles. Prop 30 sets a dangerous precedent and puts the profits of Lyft ahead of the welfare of all Californians.
Vote no on funneling state income tax revenue away from schools and other essential services infrastructure to a single corporation. Vote no on Prop 30.