Discounted gas sold in an effort to repeal gas tax

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The statewide effort to overturn the 12-cent gas tax took an interesting turn Monday. Former San Diego council member Carl Demiao lured people into signing a petition with really cheap gas.

“I came here for the cheap gas, but I also signed the petition,” said Jabulo Carls who drives an Uber and Lyft.

The gas station owner agreed to lose money in order to entice people with $1.99 gas.

“I’m taking a hit, but it’s ok,” said Les Kourie. “The public is happy, they seem happy. And they get the message, stop this gas tax.”

Carl Demaio started this tax recall after a super majority of Democrats in Sacramento approved a 12-cent tax on each gallon gas and a huge increase in the car tax.

“Look, the people up there are not accountable,” Demaio said. “They say this money will fix roads and bridges and it’s simply not true.”

Demaio is hoping to collect almost 600-thousadn signatures to make the November ballot. He’s already collected about 500,000.

While hundreds of people enjoyed filling up their tanks with cheap gas, they also signed the petition.

One step closer to the people taking back control from elected officials.

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