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Sales Tax Increase Stopped in Sacramento
July 14, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
The STA and Board of Supervisors listened and learned that taxpayers have had enough! Once again taxpayers called and emailed their elected officials to express their opposition to another tax increase. And it worked.
Kudos to Supervisor Sue Frost and the Sacramento Taxpayers Association for taking the lead on a very diverse coalition of taxpayers, businesses, community organizations, and political parties (GOP and Libertarian.)
Now to defeat Prop 15 – the Split Roll Tax attack on Prop 13.
The County’s insatiable appetite for your hard earned money is rising again. The Sacramento Transportation Authority voted to put a half-cent sales tax increase on the November ballot and now it’s up to the Sacramento Board of Supervisors to seal the deal.
Good news! Polls show the tax increase has an uphill battle, and that has forced the STA to reconsider their plans. They are meeting again on July 15 to revisit the issue and we need to let them know voters don’t want the tax on the ballot! After they make their decision, the Sacramento Board of Supervisors will vote, so both must be contacted.
Take Action Now!
- Before July 15 at Noon call (916) 875-2500 to pre-register to make a comment by telephone during the live STA meeting (July 15 at 1:30pm). Here is the agenda. Refer to item #3 when you make the call. Registered callers will be contacted by phone and transferred to the meeting to make their comments. You can tune in to Comcast Channel 14 to watch the meeting or view the meeting online at metro14live.saccounty.net.
- Before July 15 email your opposition to Phil Serna, Chair of the County Board of Supervisors and separately to Darren Suen, Chair of the Sacramento Transportation Authority. Demand that your comments be read aloud at the meeting. Send each email c/o BoardClerk@SacCounty.net.