California To Eliminate Debt Owed For Traffic Fees/Fines For Low-Income Californians – Tickets From June 2015 – June 2021 Will Be Forgiven

May 14, 2021 12:19 pm · 56 comments

remember May 14, 2021 at 12:26 PM

this guy is such a sleazebag. what won’t he do to buy votes against the recall, anything i bet. heck i bet he’d offer his personal “services” to anyone…


Badge1104 May 14, 2021 at 1:31 PM

Impeach! Impeach! Impeach!
Bribery & buying votes!

Tsa May 14, 2021 at 12:35 PM

Total BS

Hayden Barsotti May 14, 2021 at 12:37 PM

Another RECALL BRIBE!!!!!

Gremliin May 14, 2021 at 12:44 PM

OMG! And by the way, vote for me.

Cowellian May 14, 2021 at 12:47 PM

You will get more of any behavior that you consistently reward:

● When you reward petty crimes, you will get more petty criminals.
● When you reward unemployment, you will get more unemployed people.
● When you reward poor lifestyle choices, you get more druggies, drunks, and feral humans.

So what do you suppose happens when you reward dangerous driving?

Sancho Panza May 14, 2021 at 12:58 PM

Excellent examples of cause and effect!!

El D May 15, 2021 at 12:52 AM

Cowellian, I couldn’t agree more. Take Gov. DeSantis in Florida. He says he’ll pardon anyone charged with breaking Covid-19 restrictions. When the governor tells the whole state there’s no reason to obey the law, what do you think will happen? No respect for any law.

But back to California and its traffic laws. Anyone out on the road can see that drivers have no respect for traffic laws. Instead of forgiving fines, we need to increase them. But we need to be smart about it. A traffic fine hits a poor person a lot harder than a middle class or wealthy person. We aren’t doing enough to incentivize the middle class and wealthy to obey the law. We need to make the fines proportional to income so that a fine will hurt a rich person just as much as it hurts a poor person. Other countries do fines this way and it makes a lot of sense. We’ll get a lot less dangerous driving if we match the fines to an individual’s income.

whome May 15, 2021 at 12:22 PM


The state is incentivizing people NOT to work…

This will not end well.

WHAT? May 16, 2021 at 12:08 PM

EI D??

What? So you’re saying let’s make the value/cost of tickets proportional to income?

“We’ll get a lot less dangerous driving if we match the fines to an individual’s income.”

So in essence, what you’re saying is folks on welfare or unemployment should not have to pay for tickets. They get to do whatever they want, free of charge.

You really spent a lot of time thinking about this “feel good” statement.

BOOYAH! May 14, 2021 at 12:49 PM

Buying votes. He’s scared. Can’t WAIT for the Special election.

OverWhelmed May 14, 2021 at 12:51 PM

That is discrimination. Straight up!

Aunt Barbara May 14, 2021 at 9:42 PM

yes it is… For ALL or no one

Recall this pitiful clown

WC---Creeker May 14, 2021 at 12:58 PM

Hey Gav, pay off my mortgage and I will reconsider my recall vote. What a clown.

Anon May 14, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Garbage. This only encourages them to continually break laws and drive unsafe putting us all at risk!!

3 weeks ago I witnessed a motorist race and zig zag through traffic in order to catch up to a police cruiser and intentionally cut off the cruiser and then brake check the officer.

Concord PD, where is your police union? You need to speak out against this unsafe and unacceptable behavior.

The Fearless Spectator May 14, 2021 at 1:01 PM

Low income DUI offenders rejoice!

Recall this lemon.

Thebayboy925 May 14, 2021 at 7:29 PM

Dui in not a traffic fee it is a misdemeanor and can be a felony I wish it was though cuz I would have just got rid of those when I just got😜

Aunt Barbara May 14, 2021 at 9:44 PM

How many will get refunds?

Cautiously Informed May 14, 2021 at 1:03 PM

Greasy Gavin will do anything to promote his acting career.

Plinko May 14, 2021 at 1:12 PM

Recall this SOB now!

Clayton Black Glove May 14, 2021 at 1:25 PM

It’s time for families, and individuals to see what’s really going on. The administration is on giving false hope to many. Things aren’t going to get better at all. Be patient

Chicken Little May 14, 2021 at 1:31 PM

Does this also apply to moving violations, or just parking tickets, etc?

I’m waiting for a similar federal law now to eliminate fines for people of color, lol.

The Wizard May 14, 2021 at 1:41 PM

Recall the Pretty Boy. He is pandering to his base.

Aunt Barbara May 14, 2021 at 9:45 PM

He ain’t pretty anymore, but he thinks he is…

MoJo May 14, 2021 at 1:53 PM

What a tool! Pandering and sucking up to prisoners, criminals, illegal immigrants, people of color and now low income traffic violators. So the idiots that speed up and down Highway 4 in the 3 digit range can now do so with impunity. This clown has got to go!

Hill May 14, 2021 at 1:57 PM

His goal is to have everyone in California with a family in prison to vote for him in hopes that get out and to have everyone with debt or poor for for him , which will be most of California.

Addlepate May 14, 2021 at 2:19 PM

In a few days this will no longer be a problem I’ll have to think about. Sold my home and moving out of this state. Good bye, and good luck California.

Dr. Jellyfinger May 14, 2021 at 2:20 PM

According to Webster:

Whore… a venal or unscrupulous person.

Unscrupulous…ok,got that, but I had to look up venal… ahem!


Capable of being bought or obtained for money or other valuable consideration.
Open to corrupt influence and especially bribery.

Newsom is a whore!

Dawg May 14, 2021 at 10:43 PM

I wouldn’t insult a lady of the evening by comparing her to Newsom.

Pete V. May 14, 2021 at 2:27 PM

WWWWHHHHEEEE, the giveaways don’t stop, err’body gettin free money!!! Best state EVER!!!

Dr. Jellyfinger May 14, 2021 at 9:03 PM

How will anybody learn their lesson if they get away with breakin d law?

Schmee May 14, 2021 at 2:58 PM

Honestly typically people who can’t afford to pay a traffic ticket hardly know who the governor is, don’t care about politics, and most certainly don’t vote (especially in a non presidential year). Trust me I’ve lived in some shady apartments back in the day. All they care about is if they get welfare and can get on disability.

I disagree with rewarding people who can’t afford to pay fines they incurred. Driving is a privilege remember.

BOB May 14, 2021 at 3:12 PM


Anybody have a vote for sale? I got money!

Strad May 14, 2021 at 3:14 PM

Never ending.

Bobo May 14, 2021 at 4:14 PM

Why can’t they use some of the 35 million he put in the budget for guaranteed income to pay there fines.

Chris May 14, 2021 at 4:19 PM

Let me guess: Due to racial equity and on and on…
Can you say, Vote buying…

John May 15, 2021 at 9:18 AM

I’m so glad I never paid any of my tickets 😁

Original G May 14, 2021 at 4:46 PM

Buying more recall votes, wouldn’t be surprised if part of the process includes voter registration verification.

Bean Burner May 14, 2021 at 5:10 PM

Man, why couldn’t “woke” have happened in my 20’s~ when I was a broke landscaper doing freeway garbage pickup on weekends cause I couldn’t afford my speeding ticket fine?

Im not bitter: I did the crime so I paid the fine.

Newson is beyond obvious in his scummy attempt to salvage his career….

Sad thing is , people are like the peasants catching loaves in the Coliseum. No one cares about the city burning as long as its free bread!

Original G May 14, 2021 at 5:30 PM

So a red lights no longer matter ?
And where does this authority to “forgive” come from ? ?
What law on the books gives newsom this authority ? ?

Anonx May 14, 2021 at 5:54 PM

I like how he extends it to June. Sounds like he’s encouraging it! 🤦🏼‍♀️

Bad Nombre May 14, 2021 at 6:15 PM

I can see maybe waiving late fees or the like if they were the result of genuine inability to pay. However, the original debt should be paid, one way or another. Can’t pay cash? Pay in service. There are a lot of trashed roadways around this state that could do with a good cleaning.

Just a Thought. . . May 14, 2021 at 7:58 PM

This encourages lack of responsibility. If you make a mistake and cannot pay financially, pay with service !!!

Whoe Jim May 14, 2021 at 8:46 PM

Newsom is the Bonifide definition of a tyrant…Vote Responsibly…..

Paladin May 14, 2021 at 9:22 PM

Gavin the pandering whore?

Tim May 14, 2021 at 9:22 PM

The next thing the governor wants to be forgiven is his private party at the French Laundry without masks!
Think the staff, waiters, cooks should be tested for Covid.

As far as the fines:
If you can’t pay the fines, don’t do the crime.

Pepe May 15, 2021 at 8:45 AM

I love when liberals get a chance to show their ideas and logic on a forum like this . They always show who the real racists are and why liberalism is a failed ideology . It’s going to get more dangerous to live in the bay area thanks to liberal policies that favor criminals ,Protect your family the best you can . Maybe it’s time to buy a gun .

Mike May 15, 2021 at 9:50 AM

I am a democrat , but centrist . What message does this send? What a despicable thing to do. We remove the consequences for unsafe driving , committing crimes, and then what happens? This is not acceptable. Our beautiful state is becoming a floating garbage barge . At least garbage barges aren’t covered in homeless people and criminals roaming free. Anybody want to move to a garbage barge with me? We can start our own little community … as long as you don’t mind the smell. It’s no worse than walking around in the mission district in SF

Mg May 15, 2021 at 9:55 AM

🤦 traffic “fees” . NO they are traffic violations/tickets and you got them from driving recklessly. 🤷‍♂️ Being low income is not a free pass to endangering other people 🤦🤦

anon May 15, 2021 at 1:30 PM

For real, imagine going 100mph in a school zone and having your ticket torn up because you’re a deadbeat on welfare who fails to contribute to society. A reward for being a degenerate.

California is clownland.

Fred May 15, 2021 at 12:12 PM

And you KNOW the democrats will vote AGAINST the recall. Newscum could be slaughtering and eating babies on the parade ground at high noon on the 4th of July with the marching band going by, and the democrats would STILL vote for the POS.

Mike May 15, 2021 at 1:07 PM

Fred, I think that’s a little harsh. Not all Democrats are evil and why are republicans obsessed with “eating babies” ? Do I need to have a talk with Wilma?

Fred May 16, 2021 at 4:57 PM

Mikey – no more harsh than the insults being thrown by democrats/liberals at Republicans/ conservatives.

Remember that the libs/democrats “pride” themselves on being diverse and inclusive, while claiming to support all viewpoints and being “open minded.” Yet who is shouting the loudest? Who’s rioting in Portland, Seattle, Louisville, and causing millions of dollars damage through their “peaceful demonstrations?” It ain’t the conservatives, buckwheat….

Remember what Pelosi said about voting for a glass of water if it had a “D” on it? Mad Maxine waters encourages the violence; most other democrat politicians do NOT take the rioters to task, but just blame Trump – even after sleepy joe and Harris the ho have taken office and done NOTHING! And after 4 years of the dems’ temper tantrums, they have the GALL to call for “unity.” And gov slick back has got to be king of the hypocrites!

And “Wilma”???? Cute. You’re still watching the Flinstones, as if that has any relevance. Guess you’re too blind to see beyond your own opinions and hypocrisy.

You want harsh? I’ll give you harsh! But as they say – if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

anon May 15, 2021 at 1:11 PM

Every day I go to my job, I feel like I’m getting f****** in the a**. People are being paid a comparable wage to sit at home, safe, and collect free government money. My job is physical; it hurts my back, it hurts my neck, my feet. I serve and help the public. But I make a comparable sum to those doing nothing, laughing about collecting their unemployment. I should have just been unemployed the whole team. Only an idiot would work a job when he could just collect a similar sum of unemployment.

Now, when I drive, I get to feel like I’m getting f****** in the a**, since I am conscientiously obeying every law and every speed limit. Now, others who break the law and endanger innocent lives get their tickets erased; I should have just been breaking the law the whole time. Only an idiot would drive the speed limit if he can get away with doing 90.

This is California, 2021.

remember May 15, 2021 at 2:35 PM

isn’t it illegal to buy votes?


billy bowman May 16, 2021 at 4:52 PM

Leave the Man alone already ! This is great news to Me. I owe $500.00 for a speeding ticket earlier this year and Am currently considered low income . It was My 1st ticket in 10 years. Although I was running late for work I was wrong and there is no excuse for driving the way I did except maybe a medical emergency. I have slowed way down since then and now leave the house a little earlier to make sure I make to work on time I have the money tucked away to pay the fine by the due date if need be. But rather I have to pay or not pay I will continue to drive in a safer manor so not every one that’s low income will continue to drive unsafe because they have a license to do so.

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