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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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Cities can create the equality our state and federal governments can’t Few of us have hope that the federal government can get anything done. The partisan poli...
Campaign Finance Reform Starts At The Local Level The Ethics Commission in Los Angeles proposes an increase in public funding available to candidates seek...
Political Reform and Publicly Financed Campaigns Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Sen. Leland Yee campaigned on transparency. According ...
Recruit Volunteers for Your Political Campaign The strength of any local campaign lies in the volunteers. Budget constraints can often be overcome ...