2020 Elections Are Here!


Yes it’s only 2019 but our CA Legislature is, and has been working since 2016, and even earlier on changing Proposition 13.

 

Number 1 on our list are proposed changes to CA Prop 13 that we often refer to as “Split Roll” actions.

BALLOTPEDIA has posted the facts on this CA Constitutional Amendment that changes Prop 13. For those not familar;  BALLOTPEDIA – Who we are

Here is the current news on the amendment – California Tax on Commercial and Industrial Properties for Education and Local Government Funding Initiative (2020).

 

According to Dan Walters – Hundreds of local tax increases, sales taxes mostly, have been placed before voters in the past couple of election cycles, and more are being planned for 2020 – California tax revenue soaring.

 

People may have observed possible violations of the Brown Act. The First Amendment Coalition (FAC) put together an easy to read introduction to the Brown Act – Brown Act Primer

 

CHAPTER 9. Meetings [54950 – 54963] ( Chapter 9 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 1588. )

54950. In enacting this chapter, the Legislature finds and declares that the public commissions, boards and councils and the other public agencies in this State exist to aid in the conduct of the people’s business. It is the intent of the law that their actions be taken openly and that their deliberations be conducted openly.
The people of this State do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies which serve them. The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know. The people insist on remaining informed so that they may retain control over the instruments they have created.
(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 1588.)

54950.5. This chapter shall be known as the Ralph M. Brown Act.
(Added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 115.)

Here are CA Legislative Information page(s) for meetings & the Brown Act – The Brown Act

 

Page in progress – More to come on 2020 propositions, measures, initiatives.