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Ventura County Residents Blocked From Voting on Pension Reform

Ventura County Residents Blocked From Voting on Pension Reform

By Alexis Garcia “Why Were Ventura County Residents Blocked From Voting on Pension Reform in the Midterm Elections?,” produced by Alexis Garcia. About 11 minutes. Original release date was November 4, 2014 and original writeup is below. “The taxpayers bear a large burden…for the government employees’ pension and these pensions are much more generous than is […]

California’s 2014 Local Tax Proposals – The Costly Alternative to Pension Reform

California’s 2014 Local Tax Proposals – The Costly Alternative to Pension Reform

On November 4th, along everything else on the ballot, California’s voters will be asked to approve local tax measures. A list compiled by the California Taxpayers Association, “2014 Local Elections,” shows that across California’s cities and counties, local tax increases proposed include the following: –  Tax increases requiring only a majority vote: 5 business taxes, […]

Pension Reform Suspended- Statement by VC Taxpayers Association on removal of Initiative from ballot

Pension Reform Suspended- Statement by VC Taxpayers Association on removal of Initiative from ballot

    Pension Reform Suspended   People have the right to petition their government.  It is a bedrock principle of our democracy and this flawed ruling silences the voice of tens of thousands of Ventura County residents who desired nothing more than the right to be heard. It is appalling to be stripped of this opportunity.  For the […]

Board considered pension reform ballot measure

Board considered pension reform ballot measure

The County of Ventura, discount like other government entities, is having a problem paying the pensions for government employees. The people of the County put together a ballot measure to change the system and save the County from bankruptcy. Enough signatures were collected to put it on the November ballot. Now the DA and the […]

The next step in Pension Reform in Ventura County

The next step in Pension Reform in Ventura County

Editor’s Note: Thank you for all your hard work–and expect even more work in overcoming the falsehoods that will be pumped out there through the mainstream press and other media. By Carla Bonney First, let’s send a,  “Congratulations” to all of you for your support and aid in gathering signatures for the Pension Reform Initiative.  […]

Try engaging, not alarming voters on pensions

Try engaging, not alarming voters on pensions

By David Grau and Dick Thomson     There’s no single reason why Ventura County should reform its system of pensions and obligations to public employees. There are 100 million reasons. That’s because the county is spending $100 million more in 2014 to pay for pensions than just 10 years ago. That $100 million could […]

Taxpayer’s Association–Important speaker coming and update on county pension reform

Taxpayer’s Association–Important speaker coming and update on county pension reform

. . . . By Carla Bonney Well, we continue the battle in our attempt to “reign in” out-of-control public pension in our County.  I personally want to thank all of you that have helped in this fight by getting signatures from your friends and returning them to me.  If you haven’t done this yet, […]

Peter Foy on Ventura County Pension Reform Ballot Initiative

Peter Foy on Ventura County Pension Reform Ballot Initiative

By Peter Foy Video: Taxpayers Fight Ventura’s $300,000 Government Retirement Pay: Peter Foy supports Ventura County Taxpayers Association’s  ballot initiative for pension reform. This will not only contain costs in an even handed way but will protect employee pensions and Ventura County itself from insolvency.  The current system is unsustainable. Peter Foy is a Ventura […]

Pension Reform Argument from Ventura County Taxpayer’s Association

Pension Reform Argument from Ventura County Taxpayer’s Association

From the Ventura County Tax Payer’s Association I recognize the difficult job that is done by public safety employees and would like to preserve good pensions for them, but those pensions have to be reasonable. We currently have a system where 84% of Ventura County retirees receiving six figure pensions actually receive pensions that are […]

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