Recently, our Andrew Keatts revealed that the San Diego Association of Governments had misled voters as far back as 2004. That year, it was trying to extend a half-cent sales tax and needed voter approval.
The agency had adopted an official forecast about how much it would raise from the tax. But it kept that forecast secret and told voters the tax would raise more.
More money meant the agency could promise more projects with the tax.
Now, Keatts has gone to board members — from back then and now — to see what they think.
The quotes they gave are on fire.
Coronado Mayor Richard Bailey, who is new to the board, said SANDAG Executive Director Gary Gallegos and his team either misled voters intentionally or were incompetent.