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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. […]

Ventura County Taxpayers Association August 1 Meeting

Ventura County Taxpayers Association August 1 Meeting

Investigate, Advocate, and Inform Citizens on Critical Issues Facing Ventura County June 18, 2019 Newsletter of the Ventura County Taxpayers Association Join us for the 2019 State of the County. Register HERE. 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 […]

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association President Visits Ventura County

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association President Visits Ventura County

By George Miller Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) President Jon Coupal dined with some people invited by the Ventura County Taxpayers Association (VCTA) recently. He was there to thank them for their role in providing an Amicus Curiae (Friend of the Court) brief in support of HJTA’s lawsuit on state pensions. The two organizations, not to […]

Ventura County Taxpayers Association | Ballot Recommendations November 2018 Statewide Measures

Ventura County Taxpayers Association | Ballot Recommendations  November 2018 Statewide Measures

VOTE YES ON PROP 5 –Property Tax Transfer Initiative Why we’re for it: Proposition 5 would allow homeowners age 55 and older to sell their current homes, purchase a replacement property anywhere in the state and transfer the property tax assessment from the home they sold to the home they bought. This measure would remove restrictions in […]

Spotlight | CEO Mike Powers State of the County 2018

Spotlight | CEO Mike Powers State of the County 2018

    By Sheryl Hamlin A sellout crowd exceeding 160 attended CEO Mike Powers “State of the County 2018”. Ron Golden, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ventura County Taxpayers Association and VP/Ventura County Manager of Fidelity National Title, welcomed the audience and thanked the sponsors. The sponsors this year included three Chamber […]

Can Ventura County Cities Afford CalPERS?

Can Ventura County Cities Afford CalPERS?

California’s economy may be booming but cities throughout Ventura County, are feeling the financial pinch and asking their voters to approve new taxes of one kind or another. While seeking more money from their voters to cover their ever-increasing retirement costs, local officials have been very reluctant to say it’s for pensions, fearing backlash at […]

Ventura County Taxpayers Association’s Brief Urges CA Supreme Court to Reject Calif. Rule (Pension Reform)

Ventura County Taxpayers Association’s Brief Urges CA Supreme Court to Reject Calif. Rule (Pension Reform)

VCTA has filed an Amicus Brief in support of the State of California in the pension reform case of Cal Fire v. CalPERS. The brief articulates the right of the legislature to adjust future pension benefits and the grave threat to state and local economies posed by increasing pension contribution requirements and the ever increasing […]

Lunch with VCTA and CEO Mike Powers for Ventura County

Lunch with VCTA and CEO Mike Powers for Ventura County

Make plans now to join VCTA and County Executive Officer Mike Powers for lunch on July 27 when he will deliver a “State of the County Address”. Tickets are $40. The event will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Oxnard and will begin at 1130. Reservations can be made by credit card or […]

11.5 Million Dollar Christmas Gift for County Managers

11.5 Million Dollar Christmas Gift for County Managers

This week Ventura County Board of Supervisors OK’d a series of salary and benefit increases for more than 1,000 top officials, managers and employees that will cost taxpayers almost $11.5 million over two years. The most troubling aspect of the increase was the county’s use of so-called “market-based adjustments” used to boost salaries of 484 […]

VCTA Voter Guide

VCTA Voter Guide

        We provide this voter guide from The Ventura County Taxpayers Association. CitizensJournal.us welcomes voter guides from other organizations, too! September 8, 2016 Newsletter of the Ventura County Taxpayers Association   Quick Links Website   Website   VCTA Voter Guide for 2016 VCTA’s voter guide on issues of importance to Taxpayers is now available. […]

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