Peters charged San Diego taxpayers nearly $70,000 to drive to work
San Diego – A newly-released public records document from the City of San Diego on September 4 shows Scott Peters, who is personally worth more than $100 million, charged over $69,338.27 to San Diego taxpayers for his personal “car allowance” used to pay for his new BMW.
Carl DeMaio is demanding that multi-millionaire Scott Peters refund the same amount to taxpayers and apologize for asking them to pay for his commute.
“Everyone pays their own way to get to their job. It is completely outrageous that a multi-millionaire would charge taxpayers nearly $70,000 to pay for his new BMW,” DeMaio said. This type of perk for the privileged is the reason government budgets are bloated or in a deficit,” he continued.
Peters took the $69,338.27 in car allowance payments over the 8 years he served on the San Diego City Council. During that time, Scott Peters voted to slash library hours, eliminate after-school programs, and even cancel lease payments on San Diego’s only fire-rescue helicopter – all because he claimed the city faced a massive budget shortfall.
The car allowance taken by Scott Peters comes on top of other perks he voted himself, including a hefty salary increase, an increase in his pensionable pay, free sporting tickets and access to the city’s luxury boxes at Petco Park and Qualcomm stadium.
Peters’ pattern of voting himself special perks continues today in Congress, where Peters voted against government reforms to eliminate special privileges like lavish pensions, hefty health care subsidies, private health club access, and free haircuts and meals.
To educate San Diego voters on Scott Peters inappropriate car allowance and other perks he took at taxpayers’ expense, DeMaio released his latest ad entitled Privileged Peters which can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzAxrINSidA