In an unusual Saturday session, Assembly Member Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) joined other Assembly Democrats in approving and sending to the state Senate a proposed state constitutional amendment ballot measure that — if approved by voters statewide — would let local governments incur bonded indebtedness (which shows up on property tax bills) for “public improvements and facilities” that those local governments may specify and for “buildings used primarily to provide sheriff, police or fire protection services.” Under ACA 8, only a 55% local voter approval would be required instead of the current two-thirds voter approval required under Proposition 13. Continue reading
How Would You Balance the State Budget? Join Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) andNEXT10, an independent, nonpartisan organization, for an INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., at the North Orange County Community College District Boardroom, located at 1830 W. Romneya Dr., in Anaheim.
Be a Legislator for a Day! Do you have what it takes to balance the budget?
The Next 10 California Budget Challenge is an interactive workshop that lets you partner with your neighbors to determine the state’s fiscal priorities: Continue reading