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SANDAG Killed the Driving Fee

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This week, one of the most controversial plans in local politics was quashed. The San Diego Association of Governments board voted to remove the driving fee from all future plans.

The fee was devised as a funding source to supplement gas tax revenue as hybrid and electric cars became more popular. And it was a driving deterrent to help the region meet its emission targets.

But now that idea is dead. Not coincidentally, Hasan Ikhrata is leaving SANDAG as executive director soon.

In this episode we review how it happened, the political implications and what's next for SANDAG.

Plus: College rankings explained. Blowout in Barrio Logan over police. Politifest is nigh!

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