Resolution Endorsing Repeal the Gas Tax Initiative

WHEREAS, On April 6, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 1 (SB1) which
increases taxes on gasoline, diesel, and vehicle registration;

WHEREAS, the new tax increase takes effect November 1, 2017 and will add 12 cents to a
gallon of gas and 20 cents for a gallon of diesel along with increases in vehicle fees;

WHEREAS, the law also mandates that the DMV impose a new “transportation improvement
fee,” ranging from $25 to $175 on top of the base registration fee of $53 per motor vehicle;

WHEREAS, the law constitutes a $52 billion tax increase for Californians over a decade;

WHEREAS, in 2010, Jerry Brown publicly declared, “there should be no tax increases without a
vote of the people,” and

WHEREAS, the people of California never got a chance to vote on this tax increase that will hurt
working families, seniors and the poor.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Libertarian Party of Santa Cruz County Central Committee
hereby endorses the Ballot Initiative to Repeal the Gas Tax, and encourages all Libertarians to
take action by supporting the ballot initiative effort. Learn more at

ADOPTED this 19th day of September 2017, by the Libertarian Party of Santa Cruz County Central