Anderson to Governor Brown: Please be accountable and govern
Senator Joel Anderson (R – Alpine) today fired off a letter to Governor Brown concerning the most recent incident in a series of scandals at his Department of Transportation – an investigative report by CBS 2 (Los Angeles) documenting Caltrans employees using state-rented trucks to buy booze and for other personal uses.
The link below to the CBS 2 investigative report not only reveals the possible criminal activities by Caltrans employees but also shows Governor Brown calling the reporter “a thug” and grabbing the reporter’s cell phone: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/video/7885481-cbs2-investigates-caltrans-employees-who-use-taxpayer-funded-cars-for-personal-use/
Anderson’s letter to the Governor (copied to the Attorney General) is below. This letter follows previous letters Anderson has written to the Governor as well as several conversations they have had over the last two years concerning ongoing criminal activities and mismanagement at Caltrans.
“If Governor Brown continues to refuse to hold Caltrans accountable to the taxpayers, then he should not expect us to increase our own taxes,” said Anderson. “It is reasonable to expect the Governor to act wisely with our tax money, like a good steward, before we trust him with additional taxes.”