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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 Assembly Constitutional Amendment 1, which attacks Proposition 13 by making it easier to raise taxes. ACA 1 cleared the Assembly Appropriations Committee last week, and is now awaiting a Floor vote. Unlike previous committee votes, and per Proposition 13, passage on the Assembly floor requires a two-thirds vote.Communicating […]

Santa Paula: Street Repairs, Relocation of City Departments and DEBT

Santa Paula: Street Repairs, Relocation of City Departments and DEBT

By Sheryl Hamlin The Community Workshop on March 18, 2019 at the Community Center brought out about seventy five people. The program was broken into three segments: Street Repairs, Relocation of City Departments and Audience Questions. Pavement Management and Street Repair The subtle difference between this 2019 street repair proposal and the previous street repair […]

Call the Capitol Monday morning to urge support for Proposition 13

Call the Capitol Monday morning to urge support for Proposition 13

On Monday, July 2, the California Assembly’s Committee on Revenue and Taxation will consider whether to support a special resolution, ACR 247, in honor of the 40th anniversary of Proposition 13. Here’s a link to the text of the resolution: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180ACR247 And here’s a printable pdf file if you’d like to have a copy of it. We […]

The Shock of Proposition 13

The Shock of Proposition 13

    By Richard Colman, California Political News and Views,  Proposition 13 of 1978 lowered property taxes for millions of Californians.  The impact of Proposition 13 reverberated forcefully around the United States.  Suddenly, residents of other states wanted property-tax reductions.  The California vote took place 40 years ago on June 6, 1978.  Proposition 13 passed […]

Jon Coupal: Taxpayer Assault on Horizon

Jon Coupal: Taxpayer Assault on Horizon

By Sheryl Hamlin Fresh from a roadside phone interview with NPR radio about Governor Brown’s proposed $54 billion tax increase, Jon Coupal, veteran tax warrior and head of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA), breezed in to keynote the Ventura County Taxpayers Association meeting on Thursday, March 30 in Oxnard. $54 Billion Tax Increase THIS […]

How To Read Your Property Tax Bill: A 2 Minute Video For You

How To Read Your Property Tax Bill: A 2 Minute Video For You

Soon property tax bills will be arriving in the mail.  Because of Proposition 13, which limits annual increases in property taxes, your bill will not be as frightening as in the bad old days, when increases of 20, 30 or even 50 percent were common. Still, your bill can be confusing and there are some […]

For What Are Taxpayers Thankful in 2015?

For What Are Taxpayers Thankful in 2015?

New Tool to Fight Back Against Concerted Attack on Proposition 13

New Tool to Fight Back Against Concerted Attack on Proposition 13

Viewpoint A San Francisco-based far left activist group has recently declared war on Proposition 13. They want to abolish Proposition 13 as we know it so that they can begin an unprecedented shakedown of California taxpayers. They are trying to pressure local officials into passing resolutions opposing Prop. 13. Now, dosage you can fight back […]

The Political Class Underestimates You

The Political Class Underestimates You

Viewpoint By Jon Coupal The California Legislature reconvenes this week and the politicians may be on the verge of a major miscalculation because they don’t understand how real people think. The members of the political class in Washington and our state capitols are certain they know what Americans are thinking. Just ask them. After all, […]

Prop. 13 Protects Against the Yo-Yo Effect

Prop. 13 Protects Against the Yo-Yo Effect

Viewpoint By Jon Coupal . Even for those who aren’t in the market, it’s hard to ignore all the news about rising home prices. According to the California Association of Realtors, median home prices are up nearly 30 percent over just the last year. California has not seen this big of a one year increase […]