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Ventura County Taxpayers Association presents a luncheon discussing the Importance of Protecting Prop 13!

Ventura County Taxpayers Association presents a luncheon discussing the Importance of Protecting Prop 13!

  About the Ventura County Taxpayers Association (VCTA) The Ventura County Taxpayer’s Association (VCTA) is a non-partisan 501(C)(4) organization emphasizing issues that affect Ventura County. We inform taxpayers, promote the wise use of public funds, oppose waste, advise public officials regarding issues of concern to taxpayers and recommend positions that will best serve the taxpayers’ interests. […]

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 […]

A Prop. 13 Victory! Today the Immediate Action Needed is: Celebrate! Irwin Votes NVR — No Vote Recorded

A Prop. 13 Victory! Today the Immediate Action Needed is: Celebrate!  Irwin Votes NVR — No Vote Recorded

Assembly Constitutional Amendment 1 did come up for a vote Monday on the Assembly Floor. After 30 minutes of testimony, which included opposition comments from both Democrats and Republicans, ACA 1 was defeated! When all the votes were counted it had only 44 votes, well shy of the 54 vote two-thirds super-majority required for passage! […]

Immediate Action Needed! Call the Capitol to protect Proposition 13 – Irwin!

Immediate Action Needed! Call the Capitol to protect Proposition 13 – Irwin!

ACTION ALERT: We need your help to defeat ACA 1, an attack on Prop. 13 that would lower the vote needed to pass new or higher taxes for any “infrastructure” project. Last week, HJTA sent out an action alert similar to this one indicating that an Assembly Floor vote was imminent on ACA 1. We […]

Proposition 13 treats all California property taxes the same. Voters could change that in 2020

Proposition 13 treats all California property taxes the same. Voters could change that in 2020

By JOHN MYERS SACRAMENTO BUREAU CHIEF  SACRAMENTO — No brand in California politics has ever had the staying power ofProposition 13, the 1978 tax cut that served as a primal scream from angry voters and became a symbol of their reluctance to pay more money for more government services. But four decades later, it is critics of […]

Action Alert Update – SCA 5 narrowly approved, but moving forward

Action Alert Update – SCA 5 narrowly approved, but moving forward

Earlier this week, we sent out an Action Alert asking all HJTA members to call lawmakers on the Senate Governance and Finance Committee, urging them to oppose Senate Constitutional Amendment 5. This measure would make it easier to pass tax increases by cutting the vote needed to approve education parcel taxes from the current two-thirds […]

Immediate Action Needed! Call the Capitol to protect Proposition 13!

Immediate Action Needed! Call the Capitol to protect Proposition 13!

ACTION ALERT: We need every HJTA member to oppose the newest attack on Proposition 13, Senate Constitutional Amendment 5. This measure would make it easier to raise property tax bills by lowering the two-thirds vote needed for approval of local education parcel taxes to just 55 percent. WHEN TO TAKE ACTION: NOW! SCA 5 will be heard in […]

Action Alert Update on Protecting Prop 13 – ACA 1 under fire but moving forward – Oppose!

Action Alert Update on Protecting Prop 13 – ACA 1 under fire but moving forward – Oppose!

Last week, we sent out an Action Alert asking all HJTA members to call lawmakers on the Assembly Local Government Committee and urge them to oppose Assembly Constitutional Amendment 1. This measure would make it easier to pass tax increases by cutting the vote needed to approve infrastructure bonds and taxes from the current two-thirds […]

My turn: Changing Prop. 13 could worsen housing crisis. Here’s how

My turn: Changing Prop. 13 could worsen housing crisis. Here’s how

By Joel Fox, Special to CALmatters . For four decades, Proposition 13, the property tax reform that passed in 1978, has been blamed for many of the ills that have befallen California. Working with Howard Jarvis, a Proposition 13 co-author, and later running his taxpayers association, I have followed the multiple attacks on the measure, many […]

After Strike, Los Angeles Teachers Union Aim at Killing Prop. 13

After Strike, Los Angeles Teachers Union Aim at Killing Prop. 13

. By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views The 2020 election will decide if California corporations, the major one’s, will stay in California.  It will decide if they can afford to stay in a Socialists paradise.  Taxes on water, higher income taxes—probably almost a dollar extra in gas taxes (79 cents is ALREADY planned as […]

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