League of California Cities, California State Association of Counties, California Contract Cities and California Schools Board Association Take a Neutral Position While California Assessors’ Association and Rural County Representatives of California Oppose Largest Property Tax Hike in California History
SACRAMENTO, CA – The League of California Cities, California State Association of Counties, California Contract Cities Association and the California School Boards Association are among a number of organizations that have voted to remain neutral on Proposition 15, the largest property tax hike in California history, despite being potential beneficiaries of the initiative. At the same time, the Rural County Representatives of California and the California Assessors’ Association have taken oppose positions on Prop 15.
“It’s no surprise that county government associations did not support Prop 15,” said Tom Bordonaro, San Luis Obispo County Assessor. “In my own analysis of the measure for our county, it is probable that the many flaws in the measure make it not just impossible for me to administer but also could mean that our county actually loses money for vital services. It’s clear that associations throughout the state understand that now is not the right time for a severely flawed measure that could make income inequality worse in many regions of the state.”
None of the major associations that would receive money from the initiative have voted to support it. Associations representing both cities and counties voted to remain neutral, while the association representing rural counties unanimously opposed the measure. Even the California School Boards Association voted to remain neutral.
“Prop 15 creates winners and losers among California’s many school districts,” said Jag Bains, Natomas Unified School Board member. “Even worse, Prop 15 prioritizes education funding last and there is no guarantee that the money will make it into the classroom to help our kids. Even the California School Boards Association refuses to support Prop 15.”
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