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Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association appeals decision allowing deceptive ballot information to remain on the ballot

Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association appeals decision allowing deceptive ballot information to remain on the ballot

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association today filed a writ of mandate directly to the California Court of Appeal for the Third Appellate District seeking reversal of a trial court decision handed down on Tuesday that failed to correct false and misleading ballot material submitted by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to Proposition 15, the largest […]

POLITICS | Taxpayer Groups Ongoing Fight Over Pension Obligations Bonds

POLITICS | Taxpayer Groups Ongoing Fight Over Pension Obligations Bonds

By JON COUPAL   Reprinted with permission of Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association Earlier this year, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association raised the alarm over the resurgence in the use of “pension obligation bonds,” a risky financing method that fell out of favor during the 2008 recession but is now making a comeback. Fortunately, […]

Update: Some relief from penalties for delinquent property taxes

Update: Some relief from penalties for delinquent property taxes

On May 6, following repeated requests by HJTA, Gov. Newsom issued Executive Order N-61-20, which directed county tax collectors to waive late penalties and interest charges for taxpayers who were unable to pay the second installment of annual property taxes due on April 10 due to economic hardship resulting from the COVID-19 emergency. Relief from […]

California Commentary | Fake Taxpayer Group Misleads Voters on Prop. 13 Bond Measure

California Commentary | Fake Taxpayer Group Misleads Voters on Prop. 13 Bond Measure

    By Jon Coupal We’ve seen this before. Fearful that taxpayers might reject a proposed tax increase or bond, the proponents of the measure will trot out some endorsement of a fake organization with a pro-taxpayer sounding name. It is a highly deceptive tactic meant to confuse voters. Before this campaign season began, had […]

POLITICS | Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association launches radio ad campaign opposing “Proposition 13” on the March ballot

POLITICS | Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association launches radio ad campaign opposing “Proposition 13” on the March ballot

With the March 3 election fast approaching, your Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is today launching a statewide radio ad campaign in opposition to this ballot’s Proposition 13, a $15 billion bond for school facilities that also will raise debt limits on local school districts, resulting in higher property tax bills. You can hear the ad […]

POLITICS | More debt and higher taxes? Vote NO on 13 on the March 3 ballot!!!!

POLITICS | More debt and higher taxes? Vote NO on 13 on the March 3 ballot!!!!

The “Proposition 13” on the March 3, 2020, ballot is a $15 billion school construction bond, but it would cost taxpayers far more than $15 billion. That’s why the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is opposed to this Proposition 13. This measure would increase the state’s debt and interest costs, raise the caps on local school district borrowing […]

Your Immediate Action Needed: Help to Preserve Our Prop. 13 Victory!

Your Immediate Action Needed: Help to Preserve Our Prop. 13 Victory!

While Assembly Constitutional Amendment (ACA) 1 was defeated on the Assembly Floor last Monday, the reality is that taxpayers are not quite out of the woods yet. In a legislative process known as “reconsideration,” legislative bills that have been defeated can be brought up again for one final vote.   ACA 1 would change Proposition […]

Call the Capitol now to stop a backroom deal that could raise property taxes!

Call the Capitol now to stop a backroom deal that could raise property taxes!

On Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., the Joint Legislative Budget Committee is scheduled to hold an “informational hearing” that could trigger a hike in water rates and property taxes without even a vote.  The proposed WaterFix, now estimated to cost over $19 billion, is a plan to construct giant tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The […]

Call the Capitol now to stop the water tax!

Call the Capitol now to stop the water tax!

The California Legislature is about to pass a new tax on drinking water, Senate Bill 845. This measure has already passed in the state Senate and could move quickly to the floor of the state Assembly. Although tax increases require a two-thirds vote, this legislation would pass with a simple majority of 50 percent plus […]

Saving Proposition 13 | Susan Shelley at the Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated Luncheon 6-15-18

Saving Proposition 13 | Susan Shelley at the Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated Luncheon 6-15-18

Susan Shelley of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) will speak on “Saving Prop. 13” at the Friday, June 15th luncheon of the Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated at Los Robles Greens, 299 South Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks CA 91360.  Registration and social connections begin at 11:00 am with the program and luncheon at 11:30. For more information […]

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