Re: your Sept. 7 article, "$134 million OK'd for area traffic jobs":
The story quoted Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s prepared statement, "Last year the voters spoke loud and clear that we should invest in our transportation system."
The article went on to reveal that the governor took $1.2 billion of the "spillover" money from the public transportation account and put it into the state’s general fund.
Once again, our elected officials played the old bait and switch con game. They create bond issues for a much-needed item, then divert those funds for their own agenda. The "spillover" money comes from dipping into funds we taxpayers specified for other purposes. This time, funds supposedly allocated for transportation were used to cover up a mismanaged budget.
I, for one, will never vote for another bond issue because there are no assurances that the money allocated will not be used for purposes other than those specified.
— Donald Frey, Thousand Oaks