A group called Evolve-CA from San Francisco, CA is trying to pass a West County resolution to dramatically weaken Prop 13. Evolve-CA will present a resolution at the West County Mayor’s and Supervisors Association meeting this Thursday, October 24 at 8am El Cerrito, CA.Concerned citizens should attend this meeting and urge local officials to protect Pro 13.
West County Mayor’s and Supervisor Meeting
El Cerrito City Hall
10890 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA
Evolve-CA is the organization focused on destroying tax payer safeguards in Prop 13
Why is Prop 13 Important?
Voters approved Prop 13 by a 63% vote in 1978 from increasing property taxes that threatened the existence of small business and the ability of families to stay in their homes. A recent PPIC poll shows that 61% of Californians support Prop 13. Prop 13 sets a 1% property tax rate and limited increases to no more than 2% per year. It set property valuation at its purchase price and provided stability to a volatile tax structure.
A “split roll” property tax would raise property taxes by $6 billion according to a Pepperdine Study. The study found that the cost to the Californian economy would total $71.8 billion of lost output and 396,345 lost jobs over the first five years of a split roll property tax. Increased property taxes would damage small business owners.
What to do?
1. Show up at the 8am meeting to urge local officials to protect Prop 13 and not pass the resolution to weaken Prop 13.
2. If you can not show up, please contact Supervisors Glover and Gioia and members/mayors of the city council of El Cerrito, Pinole, Hercules, Richmond, San Pablo to protect Prop 13 and not pass the resolution that weakens and destroys Prop 13. Be Respectful and Courteous!
Supervisors Representing West Contra Costa County
Supervisor Glover: http://www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/index.aspx?NID=781
(Glover represents Hercules, half of Pinole, Crockett, Pittsburg, Martinez, )
Supervisor Gioia: http://www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/index.aspx?NID=589
(Gioia represents Richmond, El Cerrito, half of Pinole)
Tel: 510- 231-8686
City Councils of West County
Mayor Debbie Long of Pinole: firstname.lastname@example.org