by Photo by Manuel Ocaño

A group of eleven state assemblymembers prepared on Thursday to present an initiative that, if approved, will provide $400 to every California taxpayer. 

Under the proposal, the $400 rebate will also be given to taxpayers who do not have a vehicle.

According to an informative advance of the legislators, the total reimbursement would reach $9 billion from the state's budget surplus, which is expected to be far more than the $45 billion projected in January. 

The legislators announced that they would report their presentation results in the state assembly or lower house this Thursday at a live press conference.

It is the second attempt this week by state lawmakers to mitigate the impact of the unprecedented rise of gasoline prices.

The previous attempt, on Monday, to temporarily eliminate a tax of 51 cents on the dollar for each gallon of gasoline sold in California was defeated in the state assembly.

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors reported this week that it would ask Gov. Gavin Newsom to suspend that tax to help residents temporarily.

The price of gasoline reached an all-time high approaching $6 per gallon, which exceeded the previous precedent of 2008 when it came to $5 per gallon.

The American Drivers Association (AAA) reported that a gallon of gasoline is sold on average in California at $5.78 and San Diego County at $5.82.

Chula Vista Today reported that many San Diego and Chula Vista residents cross the border into Tijuana searching for gasoline that sells for between $3.56 and $3.80 a gallon.

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