Posts Tagged ‘tax’
Sacramento doesn’t have the leadership to solve the deficit without a tax increase. Gov. Jerry Brown wants to raise taxes without showing any way to make sure past mistakes aren’t repeated. I love the comment that California State Senator Noreen Evans (D) made in reference to the State Parks hidden surplus: “If one department can hoard $54 million for 12 years, who else is playing the same tricks of deceit and thievery?” I think a lot of us would agree with her.
Last night the El Cajon City Council voted to place a Charter City proposal on the June 5, 2012, ballot. Becoming a Charter City will allow El Cajon to establish greater autonomy from Sacramento and save millions of dollars in building costs. As a Charter City, El Cajon will be able to exempt itself, in certain situations, from paying prevailing wage. It also allows for the use of design build contracts. The vote was a unanimous 5-0 decision.
So, back in February Will Carless at VOSD wrote an article that apparently didn’t stir any lawyers into action. I am hoping my little blurb will get something going. I am sure we all remember Prop H, Cheryl Cox’s second failure to raise taxes in Chula Vista. Remember, Prop H was a tax increase that expanded the reach of the City’s User Utility Tax (UUT) to include cell phones, internet charges, etc. and it failed miserably in November. The crazy thing is that the City of Chula Vista has continued to collect this tax from it’s cell carriers and has not issued a letter to discontinue collections to these companies. Their explanation in the VOSD article is that they are waiting to see if any citizens file a lawsuit to challenge the tax…?????? WHAT??????
I just received the link to this video put out by the No on H campaign. I must say it is a stellar job taking us through the prior antics of the City Council in Chula Vista, now ending with yet another attempt to raise taxes.
Check out the video and see for yourself. I am still confused as to why Cheryl Cox is pushing another tax in Chula Vista, and why she is siding yet again with Rudy Ramirez and Pamela Bensoussan, her Democrat friends on the Council. Even after Prop A failed so miserably! Will Cheryl ever learn? Prop H is a tax increase, if it wasn’t it wouldn’t need to be approved by the voters – plain and simple!