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Local Sales and Use Taxes--Revenue Sharing
Legislative Constitutional Amendment.
Argument in Favor of Proposition 11
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PROTECT YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY TAX DOLLARS!

Proposition 11 will stop irresponsible corporations and local governments from wasting our local tax dollars . A YES vote on Proposition 11 will allow locally elected city and county officials to work together.

PROPOSITION 11 WILL NOT RAISE YOUR TAXES.

PROPOSITION 11 WILL MAKE SURE YOUR TAX DOLLARS ARE SPENT RESPONSIBLY!

Proposition 11 authorizes local governments to voluntarily enter into sales tax revenue sharing agreements by a two-thirds vote of the local city council or board of supervisors of each participating jurisdiction. By working together, rational land use planning and free market principles will determine where businesses locate.

Current law requires a popular vote of entire jurisdictions even when a potential revenue sharing agreement involves only one prospective retailer. Proposition 11 provides an alternative that is more efficient, reasonable and less costly, not only for businesses but also for local communities and taxpayers.

Large sales tax generators provide valuable services and employment opportunities to the communities in which they locate. Proposition 11 provides a mechanism where local communities can cooperate, rather than engage in bidding wars, in order to attract new businesses and retain long-time businesses. Under this revenue sharing measure, taxpayers are the ultimate winners, which is one reason the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has joined with California Business Properties Association in supporting Proposition 11.

Proposition 11 was placed on the ballot by the Legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support and is supported by taxpayer groups, local governments, and business groups.

Proposition 11 will empower cities and counties to work together, by giving them a means to cooperate in providing new consumer choice, job opportunities, and sources of local revenue.

Proposition 11 returns fiscal responsibility to the local level and protects taxpayers and responsible businesses from the actions of a few irresponsible corporations .

Your YES vote on Proposition 11 protects local communities and local tax dollars. VOTE YES ON PROPOSITION 11!

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

TOM TORLAKSON
Assemblymember, 11th District

REX S. HIME
President, California Business Properties Association

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