People of Omaha and Simi Valley FORCED to Pay for Folks in El Dorado County to buy “electric” Vehicles
The people of El Dorado County—near Sacramento– are lucky people—the good folks of Omaha, Simi Valley and Orlando are “willing” to be taxed, so they can get $1,000 for buying an electric vehicle.
Taxpayers are being forced to subsidize your choice of transportation. Another example of government people theft—it takes my money to give to you, for you to live YOUR life as you want, not as I may want you to live. By doing this, my family has fewer dollars, my business has fewer dollars to hire people—while you live as you want. The “good news” for me is that I can use government to steal from others. What a crazy world. The best would be to stop expanding government. Stop the theft.
“As submitted to the board by Air Pollution Control Officer Dave Johnston, “benefits are achieved from replacing typical petroleum-fueled vehicles with cleaner zero-emissions or low-emissions vehicles.” Secondarily, those vehicles become eligible to travel in the HOV lanes and the local target is Highway 50′s more heavily impacted areas between Cameron Park and the county line during commute hours.
“… the Drive Clean program will provide a $1,000 incentive to El Dorado County residents who purchase new clean vehicles eligible for the Air Resources Board’s White or Green Clean Air Vehicle stickers. These stickers allow zero and ultra-low vehicles to use the High Occupancy Vehicle lanes,” Johnston’s presentation noted.”
‘Drive Clean’ aims to incentivize use of electrics and HOV lanes
By Chris Daley, Mountain Democrat, 4/7/14
Federal, state and local governments are putting up money as incentives for residents to buy and drive “zero or ultra-low emission vehicles.” El Dorado County’s Board of Supervisors approved a package of grant-based clean air projects including a Drive Clean Incentive program during its April 1 meeting. Locally, the El Dorado County Air Quality Management District developed a proposal for participating in the state’s Drive Clean Incentive program with a $200,000 grant from the state’s AB 2766 funds to pay for the incentives. AB 2766 moneys are collected as “subvention funds” from motor vehicle license fees for the purpose of reducing emissions. Subvention funds are simply funds that are distributed to an individual or entity by a governmental or other organization.