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Parcel Tax Challenges Across The State

| Blog | August 15, 2013

A Parcel Tax Must Be Equally Applied California First District Court of Appeal ruled against a parcel tax measure that voters approved in Alameda California. The tax imposed a different tax on different types of property. California state law requires parcel taxes to be uniform for any parcel with the exception of property owned by […]

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California Cities and Elected Officials

| Blog | August 12, 2013

California Cities and Elected Officals There are over 400 cities in California.  With a population in excess of thirty-seven-million people the state reflects a diverse and growing population. According to the the 1992 Census of Governments there are 18,699 local elected officials in California Cities. 14, 524 of these local elected officials are inside metropolitan […]

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California Population Growth 15 Million

| Blog | August 12, 2013

California Expected To Grow by 15 Million New population projections released by Department of Finance say that the California population will cross the 50 million mark in 2049 and grow to nearly 52.7 million by 2060. This gain of nearly 15.4 million people between 2010 and 2060 is approximatley a 50% gain from the current […]

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California Senate Bill SB7

| Blog | August 11, 2013

  California Senate Bill SB7 An act to add Section 1782 to the Labor Code  see text of bill SB7 California Senate Bill SB 7 relating to public works, prohibits a charter city from receiving or using state funding or financial assistance for a construction project if the city has a voter-approved charter provision or […]

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Local California Government Super-Majority Voting Rules and Results

| Blog | August 8, 2013

  Local California Government Finance Almanac Releases Report on Local Super-Majority Voting Rules and Results     League Fiscal Policy Advisor Michael Coleman released his report comparing the success rates for proposed local measures requiring majority votes against those requiring a 55 percent vote and those requiring a two-thirds vote. Since 2001, more than 2,200 […]

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Election Lawsuits Spreading Across California Cities

| Blog | August 7, 2013

Election Lawsuits are Spreading Across California Cities Under the provisions of the 2002 California Voting Rights Act seven cities.  four in the last two years — have been sued under the 2002 state law. Nine county governments, community colleges and school districts have also been sued and nearly 100 others have switched to districts voluntarily […]

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Our School Board Members

| Blog | August 6, 2013

Our School Board Members make up the largest number of elected officials in the United States. They are entrusted to set the policies our public elementary, middle and high schools. Every district has a board of education, and boards generally meet every month in meetings that are open to the public. School boards are nonpartisan. […]

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Humboldt County Elections Nov 5th

| Blog | August 6, 2013

Here is a list of Humboldt County Elections on November 5th  Many school board races are up in Humboldt County November Arcata School  Peninsula Union School   Arcata School  Rio Dell School    Big Lagoon School   Scotia Union School    Big Lagoon School   Scotia Union School    Blue Lake Union School   South Bay Union School   Bridgeville School   Trinidad Union […]