Video: County Supervisors speak out against new SANDAG mass transit plan

Video: County Supervisors speak out against new SANDAG mass transit plan

San Diego County Supervisors Kristin Gaspar and Jim Desmond, along with other elected officials, held a news conference in Solana Beach Monday opposing SANDAG’s new multibillion-dollar mass transit plan. 

In 2004, voters approved a TransNet half-cent sales tax that would go to highway improvements for 40 years. Now, SANDAG is proposing an idea to divert money from the sales tax to fund new high-speed rail projects.

Gaspar Leads Drug Take Back Day

Gaspar Leads Drug Take Back Day

“Prevention through education and action gets the best results,” said county Supervisor Kristin Gaspar. “All of us have an opportunity to save a life today.”

Turning in unwanted, expired and unused pills is safer than throwing them away or flushing them down a toilet, according to the DEA, because residents can ensure that the pills will be properly disposed of and won’t have any adverse effect on the environment or public health.

Gaspar Opposes SANDAG Transit Money Grab

Gaspar Opposes SANDAG Transit Money Grab

The San Diego Association of Governments has roiled two San Diego County Supervisors because the regional agency is changing the focus of the agency’s transportation funding.

Supervisor’s Jim Desmond and Kristin Gaspar say SANDAG should keep its promise to upgrade the region’s freeways. The pair is asking the board to approve writing a letter to the regional agency charged with shaping transit.