Monthly Archives: July 2012

Contempt for Citizens Part II

by Thomas Elias, VCStar. Another Trailer bill for the budget, AB 1464 passed on June 27 along with a companion bill SB 1006, contains a set of exemptions from open government requirements of the 1950s-era Ralph M. Brown Act that will…

Legislature has Contempt for Citizens

By Dan Walters Many provisions of the so-called “budget trailer bills” that the Legislature wrote in secret and hastily enacted last month had nothing, in fact, to do with the budget. To establish a tenuous connection to the budget, Democratic…

Let’s Hire Riverside BOS

Riverside County has twice the number of employees as Ventura County and a lower unfunded pension liability and they are taking action. We should fire the Ventura County BOS and hire these guys. Riverside BOS Action.

NO on Prop 39

VCTA recommends a no vote on prop 39. There may be a good argument to revise the current tax formula for corporations doing business in California. But if that new formula resulted in increased revenue then (a) the additional revenue should…

NO on Prop 38

VCTA recommends NO on Prop 38. This measure has all the negatives of prop 30 with all the disadvantages of ballot box budgeting (it never works). This is a bad idea dressed up in good intentions. California may need more…

NO on Prop 30

VCTA strongly opposes Prop 30. Higher taxes are not the answer to California’s financial difficulty. Voters are urged to VOTE NO on 30 for the following reasons: – The Governor and the Legislature are not serious about reigning in spending.…

California, Look to Wisconsin

Now that three California cities have declared bankruptcy, perhaps it’s time to consider the lessons of Wisconsin. One of the reasons Wisconsin Democrats couldn’t unseat Republican Gov. Scott Walker in the state’s recall election was that his challenger exemplified how…