Letters to the Senator:
|Sent August 24, 2009|
Dear Senator Strickland,
I am part of a large and growing group that
would like to see the
elimination of the agency CARB . They have harmed the state over
by requiring the poison MTBE in gasoline. Now they are going to put
thousands of truckers out of business and cause everything that we buy
in price. They received over 800 million dollars this year, that
could have gone to teachers that were fired. Why haven't you
bill to eliminate this agency? Do you have friends that work at
can only assume that you do not care about our state by your inaction.
do not receive a correspondence back from you within the next couple of
I'm going to drive around Ventura with a big sign that says Tony
Voted to Fire Teachers.
|Senatior Strickland's Reply on the CARB Topic (Though Brian did not get it--the reply was sent to killcarb.org)
you for your recent correspondence regarding the California Air
Resources Board. I always appreciate input from the community and find
it important to consider all sides of the issue before making up my
mind. I have visited www.Killcarb.org and understand your
frustration with the burdensome, job-killing regulations that have been
placed on Californians due to regulations being imposed by CARB.
In fact, I authored two bills this year, SB 462 and SB 464 to help
contractors and other diesel operators with the onerous regulations
from CARB. Both would have given tax credits – one to the equipment
operator and one to the manufacture to help offset the cost of
complying with CARB regulations. Unfortunately, neither bill passed
their respective committees.
Additionally, I authored SB 685 which proposed to eliminate the
salaries for the California Air Resources Board members and only allow
them to collect per diem when the board meets. This too was held in
committee. I will continue to fight for hard working Californians and
if legislation comes before me to eliminate the Air Resources Board I
will support it.
You also mentioned in your letter that I approved the firing of some
8500 teachers. On the contrary, I voted against all of the bills that
cut funding for education including SBX3 4, ABX3 42, and ABX4 2.
Thank you, again, for your comments on the Air Resources Board.
It is citizens like you who make the difference. If you have any
other questions or concerns on this or any other state issue, please
don’t hesitate to contact me at (805) 306-8886.
As always, it is an honor and privilege to represent you in the State Senate.
Senator Tony Strickland