Newsom Admits: Did Not Read Executive Order That KILLS Highway Projects

Is Gavin Newsom corrupt?  Is he forgetful?  Maybe Gavin Newsom is too busy as Governor to READ Executive Order that he signs—especially those that take money away from highway projects and gives the money to bike lanes and money losing ridership declining government transportation systems.

There are lots of reasons for the Recall of Gavin Newsom—you know many of them.  Add this to the fact Newsom signs orders that kill communities—without reading them—and admits it.  What else has he signed that he di not read?

“Governor Gavin Newsom claims he has not seen Executive Order N-19-19, which he signed which leverages billions in state transportation funds.

“I’ll have to take a look at the details. I haven’t had a chance to review any letters,” said Gov. Gavin Newsom to a CBS47 reporter asking about the projects sidelined here in the Valley.

The order is not sitting well with Valley leaders because it directs money away from major projects on Highway 99, in Madera and Tulare counties.

Recall Newsom—he can not be trusted to read disastrous Orders.  Oh, I wonder if he read or knows what is in the bills he signed—like AB 5—the job killer bill for the poor and middle class.

Gov. Newsom claims he hasn’t reviewed executive order that took HWY 99 projects away

by: Erik Rosales, KGPE,   10/7/19 

FRESNO, California (KGPE) –  Governor Gavin Newsom claims he has not seen Executive Order N-19-19, which he signed which leverages billions in state transportation funds.

“I’ll have to take a look at the details. I haven’t had a chance to review any letters,” said Gov. Gavin Newsom to a CBS47 reporter asking about the projects sidelined here in the Valley.

The order is not sitting well with Valley leaders because it directs money away from major projects on Highway 99, in Madera and Tulare counties.

“We are just outraged. We couldn’t believe it because this corridor is so important for our state,” says Madera County Supervisor Robert Poythress.

The county supervisor says he doesn’t understand the thinking of Caltrans when he saw its report released October first.

The report proposes the six-lane expansion project on Highway 99 through Madera will be dissolved, along with another project in Tulare County along Highway 99.

The projects are proposed to be deleted as part of Governor Newsom’s executive order to redirect transportation funds to reduce greenhouse gases and emissions.

Supervisor Poythress and others, part of the San Joaquin Valley Regional Policy Council are now planning to attend the California Transportation Commission hearing in Modesto Tuesday of this week.

“We have each others back. We go from Kern County up to San Joaquin County. So if this effects Madera it affects all the other counties. So we are working together and they will definitely hear from us in Sacramento,” says Supervisor Poythress.

California Assemblyman Jim Patterson is also upset.

He says, “When you pay for gas and you pay a gas tax, a railroad is not a highway. This is bait and switch. They want to get a stamp of approval by November, so we are all having to rush and get to these meetings and say enough is enough.”

The California State Transportation Agency released a statement to CBS47, which read in part, “Aligning climate goals with transportation goals requires new thinking, not obstructionism.”

Supervisor Poythress says, “That tells me that our ideas are not welcomed. It is almost like a re-education camp that I hear about in other countries like a new way of thinking.”

CBS47 will continue to follow the story.

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