Below are a few of our past projects, our response and their outcomes!
✰ Union Sponsored Project Labor Agreements (P.L.A.’s)
✰ Proposition 56
✰ Regional Measure 2
✰ Measure H (2006)
Union Sponsored Project Labor Agreements (P.L.A.’s) – The unions are pushing project labor agreements on many projects which increase project and labor costs due to many union work rule limitations, decreased competition, which further drive up the costs to the taxpayers on taxpayer paid projects. The Central Solano Citizen/Taxpayer Group opposes Project Labor Agreements and urges government agencies to avoid such costly and burdensome constraints on their projects.
Proposition 56 – This deceptive measure, also known as “The Blank Check Initiative, pretends to discipline Sacramento politicians, but it actually rewards them with an open-ended blank check. It makes it easier for the Legislature to increase property, income, sales and other taxes, year after year, without justification or bipartisan consensus. CSCTG worked tirelessly to help educate the public on what these politicians were trying to pass and the effects this proposition would have by running media campaigns in local papers, presenting an extensive PowerPoint presentation to local groups, passing out flyers at several local post offices and stores as well as creating this web site. This proposition was overturned by our voters!!!
Regional Measure 2 -This measure produces a 50% toll hike on bridge tolls to supposedly provide $100 Million toward the I-80/680 Interchange project’s $740 Million to $1 Billion cost for repairs. CSCTG worked tirelessly to help educate the public on the effects this measure would have by running media campaigns in local papers, passing out flyers at several local post offices and stores. This measure was not passed in Solano County but because it was a regional measure, several of the other counties passed it.
Napa and Solano, the only two counties in the Bay Area without sales taxes to help pay for transportation improvements, were rejected new sales tax proposals. $8 billion in transportation ballot measures were approved by other counties in 2004.
Residents of the two holdout counties faced separate ballot measures — both titled both titled Measure H — that asked them to raise their sales taxes by half a cent to improve roads and build long-awaited projects such as a new freeway interchange at Cordelia Junction in Solano County and the widening of Highway 12 through Jameson Canyon in Napa County.
In Solano, where the sales tax would raise an estimated $1.6 billion over 30 years, a majority of voters were turning down the tax proposal. By contrast, slightly more than half of Napa voters were backing their Measure H, which would raise about $537 million over 30 years. But their support was well behind the required two-thirds majority.