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Posted by: thepinetree on 02/07/2020 04:17 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 02/07/2020 04:17 PM
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Proposition 13 Has Helped Generations of Property Owners ~ Al Segala

Copperopolis, CA...For over 40 years Prop. 13 has provided certainty to property owners. It protects homeowners, renters, small businesses and more from sudden tax increases we can’t afford. That same tax certainty provided by Prop. 13 has benefited our government as well by providing a stable and reliable stream of revenue. Now, measures are headed to the ballot to dismantle these protections. One has already qualified (2020, Prop 13) and another is in the signature gathering stage. The impact of this tax increase, if it passes, would amount to higher costs for consumer goods such as food and fuel, we all use every day, The split-roll measures are misleading. Supporters don’t want you to know that about $1 billion in administrative costs and payments to the state are paid out first and then whatever is left gets split with 60% going to unspecified local government services and lastly, only about 40% goes to schools with no guarantee that the money makes it to the classroom.




Even worse, many small businesses will be forced to close their doors or leave the state, and an estimated 120,000 jobs, will be lost, hurting female-and-minority-owned businesses the most.

The split-roll measures are misleading. Supporters don’t want you to know that about $1 billion in administrative costs and payments to the state are paid out first and then whatever is left gets split with 60% going to unspecified local government services and lastly, only about 40% goes to schools with no guarantee that the money makes it to the classroom.

Bottom line, the proposed measures provide no accountability for taxpayers and no protections to keep politicians from diverting money to their friends and special interests.

Please consider voting no on the tax increase measure on March 3.

Al Segalla, President
Calaveras County Taxpayers Association
PO Box 1493
San Andreas, CA 95249
(209) 785-1491
alsegalla1@gmail.com
www.CalaverasTaxpayers.org


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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-02-07 16:40:46   By: Anonymous
 
This measure was put on the ballot by the state legislature themselves so you know it's garbage and not in the best interest of the tax paying citizens (irregardless of what side of the aisle you are on). In a state that has a surplus of more than 20 billion, borrowing 15 billion that will cost 27 billion with interest to pay back, is fiscally irresponsible and makes no sense whatsoever. If the legislature is so concerned about our schools, then they should use some of the money that they have already collected from us (it's interest free!) and leave the original Prop 13 alone.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-02-08 20:15:47   By: Anonymous
     
    "irregardless"

    Is that from the millenial lexicon?

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      Re: "Irregardless"
      Posted on: 2020-02-09 11:43:20   By: Anonymous
       
      It is a nonstandard synonym for regardless and appears in ALL major dictionaries. It's first use has been traced back to 1795 (I would call that pre-millenial). Are you a frustrated english teacher?

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VOTE NO ON THIS! Does NOT matter whether you are democrat or republican
Posted on: 2020-02-07 17:16:24   By: Anonymous
 
We have no idea where or how this money will be spent OR what the ramifications to our property taxes may be down the road. There has been plenty of money allocated for schools, etc. VOTE NO ON THIS PROPOSITION!!

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Prop 13
Posted on: 2020-02-08 07:11:18   By: Anonymous
 
I know that this year my property taxes doubled. I called the Calaveras County's Accessor's office to find out why and was told they have already taken away Prop. 13. at the direction of the Accessor.
Can someone tell me how they can do that on their own or is this just something our Accessor took upon herself to do to justify her job, which by the way she isn't doing.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-02-08 09:30:54   By: Anonymous
 
The Proposition 13 on the primary ballot does not appear to be the same as the one that will change the method of how property taxes are figured out, which is scheduled to be on the November 2020 ballot. This Prop.,13 is a bond issue.

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    Precisely Correct
    Posted on: 2020-02-08 19:30:15   By: Anonymous
     
    This is a $27B bond issue. It has nothing to do with the Howard Jarvis Proposition 13 that passed in 1978. That remains intact, thank goodness.

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More Taxes
Posted on: 2020-02-08 09:51:31   By: Anonymous
 
Thank you Al Segalla. We should all vote against this Proposition 13. More taxes we don't need.
Please advocate abolishing all property taxes for taxpayers over the age of 65.

Thank you again, Al.

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