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Ventura Fire Department’s Push To Hire Additional firefighters

Ventura Fire Department’s Push To Hire Additional firefighters

Two weeks ago, VCTA sent out a newsletter to you regarding the Ventura Fire Department’s push to hire additional firefighters based on a flawed Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI) report. We asked you to contact council members to voice your opinion on the matter. Further, VCTA directly reached out to the City Council with a […]

Ventura County Taxpayers Association Needs Your Support

Ventura County Taxpayers Association Needs Your Support

  Investigate, Advocate, and Inform Citizens on Critical Issues Facing Ventura County Donate Now 2020 Presented challenges like nothing before, and we will have our work cut out for us in 2021. The Ventura County Taxpayers Association remains out in front of major taxpayer issues representing Ventura County citizens. We hold our elected officials accountable by investigating […]

CEO Powers: State of the County 2020

CEO Powers: State of the County 2020

By Sheryl Hamlin , Hosted by the Ventura County Taxpayers Association (VCTA), the current Board Chair Ron Golden introduced the September 17, 2020 virtual event and the sponsors, a list that has been growing over the years. 1000 virtual attendees were on-line. The video prelude to CEO Powers’ presentation oozed with lush, inviting, healthy scenes […]

Join us for The State of The County Zoom Event September 17

Join us for The State of The County Zoom Event September 17

  Investigate, Advocate, and Inform Citizens on Critical Issues Facing Ventura County Save The Date and Register Now – State of the County on Thursday, September 17 Ventura County Taxpayers Association, in partnership with CoLAB and the Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Simi, Conejo Valley and Santa Paula Chambers will be co-hosting the State of the County […]

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 […]

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