About SacCountyGOP Meetings
The Sacramento County Republican Central Committee meets on the third Wednesday of the month. Meetings begin at 6:30pm. We do not hold meetings in July or December, unless there is a special need.
Registered Republicans in Sacramento County who registered to attend in advance may observe the meeting.
The November agenda will include a review of the November 7th Special Election. We will provide a report on our November 14th Harvest Reception featuring HJTA President Jon Coupal and Senator Roger Niello. A representative of Move America Forward, SacCountyGOP’s charity of choice for the 2023 Holidays, will describe their program to send care boxes to deployed troops. We will also fill a vacancy in District 5.
What Happened at the October Meeting?
The Central Committee unanimously agreed to take the following positions on state ballot measures:
ACA 1 – Voter Approval Threshold for Local Bonds – Oppose
This measure would allow a city, county, or special district, with 55% voter approval, to incur bonded indebtedness or impose specified special taxes to fund projects for affordable housing, permanent supportive housing, or public infrastructure, as specified.
ACA 13 – Voter Approval Threshold for Initiatives – Oppose
Requires an initiative constitutional amendment to comply with any increased voter approval threshold that it seeks to impose on future ballot measures. Guarantees in the state constitution the ability of local governments to submit advisory questions to voters.
21-0022 – Income Tax Increase/Pandemic Response – Oppose
Increases tax on personal income over $5 million by 0.75% for 10 years and allocates new tax revenues as follows: 50% to the California Institute for Pandemic Prevention (established by this measure), to award grants for research and development of technologies to detect and prevent future pandemics; 25% for public health programs for pandemic preparedness; and 25% for improvements to school facilities to limit disease transmission. Creates Independent Scientific Governing Board to administer the Institute; requires board members have specified medical, technological, or public-health expertise.
21-0027 – PAGA Reform – Support
Repeals 2004 law allowing employees to file lawsuits on behalf of themselves and other employees against employers to recover monetary penalties for certain state labor-law violations. Labor Commissioner retains authority to enforce labor laws and impose penalties. Eliminates Labor Commissioner’s authority to contract with private organizations or attorneys to assist with enforcement. Requires Legislature to provide funding of unspecified amount for Labor Commissioner enforcement. Requires Labor Commissioner to provide pre-enforcement advice; allows employers to correct identified labor-law violations without penalties. Authorizes increased penalties for willful violations.
Closes loopholes by amending the state constitution, overriding any conflicting court rulings that were based on a disputed interpretation of the constitution’s current language. For new or increased state taxes currently enacted by two-thirds vote of Legislature, also requires statewide election and majority voter approval. Limits voters’ ability to pass voter-proposed local special taxes by raising vote requirement to two-thirds. Eliminates voters’ ability to advise how to spend revenues from proposed general tax on same ballot as the proposed tax. Expands definition of “taxes” to include certain regulatory fees, broadening application of tax approval requirements. Requires Legislature or local governing body set certain other fees.
21-0043 – $18 Minimum Wage – Oppose
Existing law requires annual increases to California’s minimum wage until it has reached $15.00 per hour for all businesses on January 1, 2023. This measure extends these annual increases ($1.00 per year) until minimum wage—currently, $15.00 per hour for businesses with 26 or more employees, and $14.00 per hour for smaller businesses—reaches $18.00 per hour. Thereafter, as existing law requires, the minimum age will annually adjust for inflation. In periods of decreased economic activity, or General Fund deficit, the Governor may suspend annual increase up to two times, thereby extending timeline for reaching $18.00 per hour.
23-0005 – Death Tax Repeal (in circulation) – Support
Reinstates property tax reassessment rules for certain real property transfers between family members (including by inheritance), which voters eliminated through Proposition 19 in 2020, reducing local property tax revenues and eliminating funding source for Proposition 19’s California Fire Response Fund. Allows transfers to children (or grandchildren if parents are deceased) without property tax reassessment of: (1) principal residence, regardless of current value or continued use as principal residence; and (2) $1 million in other real property. Starting in 2025, properties assessed under Proposition 19 may be reassessed under reinstated rules.
We heard campaign updates from endorsed candidates including Craig DeLuz for Congress (District 6), Tom Silva for Congress (District 7), Preston Romero for Assembly (District 6), Dr. Vinaya Singh for Assembly (District 10), and Mayor Rosario Rodriguez for County Supervisor (District 4), and reports on the successful booth at the Elk Grove Pumpkin Festival.