Submitted by Jon Coupal, President Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association – August 12, 2019-
WHEN TO TAKE ACTION: NOW!
ACA 1 is likely to come up for a vote TODAY!
WHY: ACA 1 IS AN ATTACK ON PROP. 13 THAT MAKES IT EASIER TO RAISE TAXES!
- The most imperative message is that a vote for ACA 1 is a vote for a tax increase because it makes it easier for local governments to propose and authorize higher taxes.
- Lowering the two-thirds vote for bonds and parcel taxes makes it easier to approve debt that is included “below the line” on property tax bills and is not included in Prop 13’s one percent cap. This can add hundreds of dollars a year to residential and commercial property tax bills, and last for decades.
- Parcel taxes are very regressive in that all property owners pay the same amount, regardless of the size of the home or business. For ACA 1 to be defeated, eight Assembly Democrats must oppose or abstain. While the odds seem daunting, we do believe there is a path to victory. Call the following Members of the Legislature who have yet to clarify their position on the bill,especially if you live in the areas they represent.
Assembly Member Rudy Salas (Bakersfield, Hanford) – 916-319-2032
Assembly Member Christy Smith (Santa Clarita) – 916-319-2038
Assembly Member Tom Daly (Anaheim, Santa Ana) – 916-319-2069
Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin (Camarillo, Thousand Oaks) – 916-319-2044
Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi (Torrance) – 916-319-2066
Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes (Riverside, Corona) – (916) 319-2060
Assemblyman Ken Cooley (Rancho Cordova, Sacramento)– (916) 319-2008
We appreciate your help to strengthen the voice of taxpayers in California.