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Local Sales and Use Taxes--Revenue Sharing
Legislative Constitutional Amendment.
Rebuttal to Argument against Proposition 11
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The opponent argues that "something fishy is going on." Unfortunately, he obviously does not understand this simple amendment to the State Constitution that prevents local governments and businesses from wasting our tax dollars. There is nothing fishy about a responsible change like Proposition 11.

The writer is correct to argue the State Constitution should not be amended lightly. However, he mistakenly assumes that because he does not understand this simple proposal, it is bad. This amendment to the State Constitution was introduced in the legislature nearly two years ago, had six public hearings, and was debated before both houses of the legislature. During all that time no one opposed this measure. Where was the writer when this measure progressed through the legislative process?

Proposition 11 makes a simple change to the constitution that empowers local governments to cooperate in preventing the waste of tax dollars. The Constitution places various legitimate restrictions upon the authority of local governments to increase taxes or fees. Proposition 11 does nothing to undermine these important protections. In fact, Proposition 11 actually enhances these protections by preventing waste.

THAT IS WHY THIS MEASURE IS SUPPORTED BY THE HOWARD JARVIS TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION.

There is nothing fishy about the decision facing California voters. A yes vote on Proposition 11 will allow businesses and local governments to work together to end wasteful bidding wars over sales tax revenue.

PROPOSITION 11 WILL NOT RAISE YOUR TAXES, IT WILL PROTECT YOUR TAX DOLLARS!

VOTE YES ON PROPOSITION 11!

GEORGE C. RUNNER, JR.
Assemblyman, 36th District

TOM TORLAKSON
Assemblyman, 11th District

REX S. HIME
President, California Business Properties Association

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