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Supervisors Should Contribute to Pensions

Supervisors Should Contribute to Pensions

    Recently, the Board of Supervisors laudably eliminated a loophole allowing for elected Supervisors to receive compensation for serving on the Board of Retirement and Assessment Appeals Board.  However, the Supervisors continue to benefit from a highly unusual and lucrative “supplemental pay” that applies only to them, in clear violation of the intent of […]

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association President Visits Ventura County

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association President Visits Ventura County

By George Miller Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) President Jon Coupal dined with some people invited by the Ventura County Taxpayers Association (VCTA) recently. He was there to thank them for their role in providing an Amicus Curiae (Friend of the Court) brief in support of HJTA’s lawsuit on state pensions. The two organizations, not to […]

After Ventua County Taxpayers Association inquiry, Santa Paula Pledges Change on Water Fee Misuse

After Ventua County Taxpayers Association inquiry, Santa Paula Pledges Change on Water Fee Misuse

    By Ventura County Taxpayers Association (VCTA) Last year the Ventura County Taxpayers Association (VCTA) noticed the Santa Paula City Council approved a budget that included an unusual revenue source. The city of Santa Paula appeared to be diverting money set aside specifically for future water projects in order to pay bills and balance its […]

Santa Paula’s Finances on a Precarious Path | VCTA, Ventura County Taxpayer Association

Santa Paula’s Finances on a Precarious Path | VCTA, Ventura County Taxpayer Association

By Ventura County Taxpayers Association (VCTA)   The City of Santa Paula is in trouble and elected officials don’t appear concerned. For some years now, it has been spending reserves to cover operating losses. Reserves have been depleted to dangerous levels. The five-year budget projects losses even with the benefit of the East Area development. The […]

Ventura County Taxpayers Association | Ballot Recommendations November 2018 Statewide Measures

Ventura County Taxpayers Association | Ballot Recommendations  November 2018 Statewide Measures

VOTE YES ON PROP 5 –Property Tax Transfer Initiative Why we’re for it: Proposition 5 would allow homeowners age 55 and older to sell their current homes, purchase a replacement property anywhere in the state and transfer the property tax assessment from the home they sold to the home they bought. This measure would remove restrictions in […]

Residents of Santa Paula, you were duped; Santa Paula Spends Tax Increase on Salaries & Not Services 

Residents of Santa Paula, you were duped; Santa Paula Spends Tax Increase on Salaries & Not Services 

Abandoning any semblance of sound fiscal planning, Santa Paula City Council caved to pressure from public unions and approved outrageous salary increases for a majority of its employees that cost more than the city expects to raise in revenue from the voter approved 1% sales tax increase. While council voted 4-1 to spend all the […]

Lunch with County Exec Powers: Gas tax uses, ban on contracting services, groundwater

Lunch with County Exec Powers: Gas tax uses, ban on contracting services, groundwater

Event Announcement Ventura County Mike Powers will speak at a July 27 luncheon sponsored by the Ventura County Taxpayers Association. Speech topics will be: CA SB-1 Gas tax uses, a de facto ban on contracting services, and Fox Canyon and the implementation of groundwater   RESERVATIONS: https://www.vcta.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Lunch-July-2017-Powers-w-sponsors-2.pdf Get Citizensjournal.us Headlines free  SUBSCRIPTION. Keep us publishing –DONATE […]

Ventura County Taxpayers Association Joins Lawsuit to Reform California Pension Rule

Ventura County Taxpayers Association  Joins Lawsuit to Reform California Pension Rule

Case Headed for California Supreme Court California’s major public pension systems are in deep trouble. They have been racking up hundreds of billions of dollars in pension debt and California cities are helpless to do anything about it. Many have just called for increased taxes to fund needed services like police and fire and improved […]

Lunch with VCTA and CEO Mike Powers for Ventura County

Lunch with VCTA and CEO Mike Powers for Ventura County

Make plans now to join VCTA and County Executive Officer Mike Powers for lunch on July 27 when he will deliver a “State of the County Address”. Tickets are $40. The event will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Oxnard and will begin at 1130. Reservations can be made by credit card or […]

Join VCTA for Lunch on March 30th with Jon Coupal president of Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association

Join VCTA for Lunch on March 30th with Jon Coupal president of Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association

Make plans to join VCTA for lunch on March 30th. Our guest speaker will be Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, the largest taxpayers association in California. He is a recognized expert in California fiscal matters and the principal drafter of prop 218. Click Here for additional details and to pay by […]

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