The Solano County Taxpayers Association (SCTA) has been busy as part of our stated purpose of “efficiency in government; stimulate the public interest in civic affairs; effect reduction in taxes; assist governments by studying and recommending regional policies.”
Last week we filed with the State Supreme Court an “amicus” letter supporting the effort to knock the scheme to dissolve California into three new states off the ballot. Just the fact that this plan might be adopted would cause political and economic chaos for the state for which the people would have to pay. Proposition 9 was not a well thought out proposition. For instance, a dozen school and community college districts would be split apart because their boundaries would cross the new state lines. The Supreme Court in a unanimous order removed Proposition 9 from the 2018 ballot stating “because significant questions have been raised regarding the proposition’s validity and because we conclude that the potential harm in permitting the measure to remain on the ballot outweighs the potential harm in delaying the proposition to a future election.” After a hearing the Court may decide to put it in the 2020 ballot.
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