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BirdingRVer
11-18-2010, 04:33 AM
For those of you that use Highway 58 to avoid the Los Angles area. The Rest Area near Boron, California that they have been rebuilding for years has been completed. It is also one of the few open Rest Areas in California when we went by on Monday.

jackel1959
11-18-2010, 05:31 AM
Grant & Kathy,
Thanks for the info. I will be headed through that way on my way to Quartzsite.

Jack

Trailer Trash 2
11-18-2010, 02:16 PM
wow they open one and close 15 ohers. where does all the gas tax money go for these services. the one going to Palm Springs east bound is closed the other week.

helmick
11-18-2010, 03:57 PM
Trailer Trash
If you have driven on any of our Highways lately you know it wasn`t there.

clutch
11-18-2010, 04:37 PM
quote:Originally posted by Trailer Trash 2

wow they open one and close 15 ohers. where does all the gas tax money go for these services. the one going to Palm Springs east bound is closed the other week.


I think the gas tax goes into the general fund and then is directed to some of the people services agencies. [B)]

Carl n Susan
11-18-2010, 06:32 PM
quote:Originally posted by clutch
I think the gas tax goes into the general fund and then is directed to some of the people services agencies. [B)]

The gas tax goes into a "Special Fund" dedicated to that purpose. It does not go into the General Fund. The Legislature and the Governor have attempted to divert the Highways Special Fund monies in the past and eventually the courts rule against it. Of course it is long after the budget makes the headlines, so there is little to no press mention of the reversal.

Unlike Arizona (which has closed over 50% of the rest stops to save money), most of the closed CA stops are because the rest stop is being re-built.

Oh by the way, most "people services agencies" are Federally funded and the feds audit the use (or attempted diversion) very closely.

doofus
11-19-2010, 01:37 AM
quote:the feds audit the use (or attempted diversion) very closely

THAT'S comforting!