Public transit budget grab was illegal, court says


this poster should have
been illegal too

News & Review’s Cosmo Garvin blogs about Regional Transit’s EPIC WIN last week when the California 3rd District Court of Appeals ruled (in the case SHAW et al. v. THE PEOPLE ex rel. CHIANG, as Controller, etc., et al.) that a portion of the money taken from Public Transportation Account in the last 3 budget years must be repaid. Garvin points out that there is obviously no money in the state’s wallet to pay out, so it remains to be seen what will happen.

What should happen, to borrow a phrase, is the political heads of Gov. Schwarzenegger and many other elected officials on a platter. What would happen to a businessperson who shifted money around in order to pay his company’s bills and did something illegal?

Author: CoolDMZ

"X-ray vision to see in between / Where's my kimono and my time machine?"

5 thoughts on “Public transit budget grab was illegal, court says”

  1. >>>What should happen, to borrow a phrase, is the political heads of Gov. Schwarzenegger and many other elected officials on a platter.

    In Arnold’s case, it would have to be a h-u-g-e platter…

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  2. Well- it’s not *enforced* until someone (State, person) sues you. But I love that poster. It’s from 1983 I assume?

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