I urge all voters to join me in voting NO on state measures 28 and 29 and NO on County Measures H and L.
Prop 28. Guts our Term Limits Law. It extends the time a state assembly member may serve from Six years to Twelve and allows a state senator to increase their term from Eight years to Twelve. Our current term limits are working. Don’t vote to change them.
Prop 29 Creates more Bureaucracy, Taxes and Spending. It allows Tax dollars to be spent out of state. It creates a new board filled with political appointees with no accountability. California has a $40 Billion budget hole. Don’t create a new unaccountable ineffective agency that protects bureaucrats power at this time. Passage of this measure will cause more jobs to leave California and increase crime.
Prop H legally adopts a 12% hotel occupancy tax. If it fails, the county will be forced to return the rate to the 10% it was before 1991. These high taxes on top of sales taxes and other fees greatly raise the costs for tourists, businesses and your family members to visit LA County. Why should the county take in more then the business owner? I support ending the 12% occupancy tax. We want to promote tourism, business travelers and the jobs they bring; Not tax them into going somewhere else.
Prop L extends a 10% landfill tax. This high tax rate is one of the many things driving businesses out of LA County and California. The county claims they need this money for roads; but, if the County didn’t waste your gas tax money building expensive rail projects that few use, it would have the money needed for roads. We already have the highest gas taxes in the nation, ostensibly for roads.
If you support jobs, please Join me in voting No on these four measures.