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The real story behind Sacramento’s push for tax hikes: pension red ink

Editorial, San Diego Union-Tribune | Two bold proposals to increase both taxes and what can be taxed illustrate how California’s elected leaders are failing to be honest with voters about the nature of the budget problems facing the state. The … Continue reading

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Tonight’s city council meeting agenda

To read or download tonight’s detailed council meeting agenda, please click here (pdf). The public participation portion of the meeting begins at 6:30 with presentations and awards. Actual city business normally doesn’t start until 7:00 or 7:30 . . . … Continue reading

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Downtown paid parking proposal on tomorrow’s council meeting agenda

The City Council will consider the implementation of a 90-Day Downtown Nighttime Paid Parking Pilot Program at tomorrow night’s regularly scheduled meeting. It’s Item #1 on the agenda under Regular Business. We first reported on this on July 23. Here’s … Continue reading

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By all means, let’s educate the voters about Proposition 13

By Jon Coupal | This past week, progressive interest groups announced they had sufficient signatures to qualify an initiative for the 2020 ballot that is a direct attack on Proposition 13. Specifically, this so-called “split roll” initiative would raise property … Continue reading

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Protecting taxpayer interests in the fire liability fight

By Jon Coupal | One of the most contentious political battles currently being waged in Sacramento during the final two weeks of the legislative session is over the extent to which investor-owned utilities, such as Pacific Gas & Electric, should … Continue reading

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Fullerton City Hall is closed today for another three-day weekend

City Hall Closure Dates and Observed Holidays 2018 January –1*, 12, 26 February – 9, 19*, 23 March – 9, 23 April – 6, 20 May – 4, 18, 28* June – 1, 15, 29 July – 4*, 13, 27 August … Continue reading

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Despite law, politicians use taxpayer funds for campaigns

By Dan Walters, CALmatters | Government Code Section 8314 is unambiguous, declaring, “It is unlawful for any elected state or local officer, including any state or local appointee, employee, or consultant, to use or permit others to use public resources … Continue reading

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Tonight’s city council meeting agenda

To read or download tonight’s detailed council meeting agenda, please click here (pdf). The public participation portion of the meeting begins at 6:30 with presentations and awards. Actual city business normally doesn’t start until 7:00 or 7:30 . . . or … Continue reading

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California’s leaky bucket theory of public improvement

By Jon Coupal | Unfortunately, Californians have come to expect significant levels of waste and incompetence when it comes to government programs. Just last week, we learned that the “new” $290 million computer system for the California Department of Tax … Continue reading

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