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BUSINESS | Oil Industry Critical to Ventura County Economy

BUSINESS | Oil Industry Critical to Ventura County Economy

Governor Newsom recently announced a $54 billion state budget deficit resulting from the pandemic induced statewide shutdown. According to the Department of Finance, the state is facing the worst budget gap since the Great Recession. The shortfall is almost 37% of the current $147.8 billion general fund budget, and widespread program cuts are imminent. K-12 […]

Split-Roll Initiative: California Assessors’ Association Opposes Split-Roll Measure, Says Some Counties Would Lose Revenue

Split-Roll Initiative: California Assessors’ Association Opposes Split-Roll Measure, Says Some Counties Would Lose Revenue

The California Assessors’ Association (CAA) announced June 3 that it opposes the split-roll property tax increase that recently qualified for the November ballot because the measure would be nearly impossible to implement. “The implementation costs and administrative issues raised by our analysis have only become more problematic due to pending budget cuts and hiring freezes which are being […]

Split Roll: Taxes, Bureaucracy, Inflation

Split Roll: Taxes, Bureaucracy, Inflation

By Sheryl Hamlin The Ventura County Taxpayers Association hosted Rob Gutierrez from CalTax on Thursday October 3, 2019 to review the proposed Split Roll Proposal which has qualified for the 2020 ballot. Note that there have been two versions of this proposition. Here is a link to the proposition and a comparison of the two […]

City of Santa Paula Responds to the Ventura County Taxpayers Association – Water Fees

City of Santa Paula Responds to the Ventura County Taxpayers Association – Water Fees

Recently, Santa Paula Mayor Clint Garman and several City Officials met with representatives of the Ventura County Taxpayers Association (VCTA) to discuss a development impact fee known as the water resource in lieu fee. This fee is paid by developers and used to generate additional water resources or water rights through, among others, the purchase […]

Ventura County Taxpayers Association: Will You Be Able to Afford California Taxes in Ten Years?

Ventura County Taxpayers Association: Will You Be Able to Afford California Taxes in Ten Years?

By Sheryl Hamlin The VCTA Board Chairman Ron Golden welcomed the audience noting three projects VCTA is watching: 1. The Ventura County Medical Center budget. Read here. 2. The Amicus Brief in the California Rule Pension Reform Case. Read here. 3. The Santa Paula Annexation to the Ventura County Fire Department and lack of transparency. […]

Blithering Idiocy : the self-inflicted policies that are destroying California

Blithering Idiocy : the self-inflicted policies that are destroying California

Susan Shelley, VP Communications, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assoiation (HJTA) Susan Shelley is Vice President of Communications for the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. She’s also a newspaper columnist and a member of the editorial board of the Southern California News Group, eleven daily newspapers including the Orange County Register and the Los Angeles Daily News. Prior […]

Ventura County Taxpayers Association: Lunch with Mike Powers, County CEO

Ventura County Taxpayers Association: Lunch with Mike Powers, County CEO

 By Sheryl Hamlin Dick Thomson, eight year president of the Ventura County Taxpayers Association (VCTA) passed the presidential gavel to Robert Alviani on July 27, 2017 during the summer meeting in Oxnard with about 50 in attendance including several elected officials. Mr. Alviani, a retired banker, said he was “looking out for taxpayers” and how […]

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 […]

Join VCTA for Lunch on March 30th with Jon Coupal president of Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association

Join VCTA for Lunch on March 30th with Jon Coupal president of Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association

Make plans to join VCTA for lunch on March 30th. Our guest speaker will be Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, the largest taxpayers association in California. He is a recognized expert in California fiscal matters and the principal drafter of prop 218. Click Here for additional details and to pay by […]

County thinks “Public” means “Public Employee”

County thinks “Public” means “Public Employee”

    Pathetic Attempt to Pack the VCERA Board For most of us in the taxpaying private sector, when we think of the “public”, it is probably a near certainty that most of us are not thinking of someone who is a government employee. Not so it seems when it comes to the County of Ventura.  […]

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