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How to Request Public Records

To gather information on government activities, it can be helpful to make an official request for information using the California Public Records Act.

Below is a standard letter that can be adapted for your specific needs.  Read more >>

Help Stop Illegal Government Spending For Political Activity

Warning to California Taxpayers

In the last few weeks, we have been informed of numerous instances of taxpayer funds being used for political purposes. In most cases, local school district resources are being used to support local bond measures.

OUTRIGHT ADVOCACY OF THIS NATURE IS ILLEGAL AND YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEMAND THAT SUCH ACTIVITY STOP!  Read more >>

How to Defeat Local Parcel Taxes

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BACKGROUND

With limited exceptions, Proposition 13 prohibited local governments from increasing property tax rates in excess of 1% of the "full cash value" of a parcel. As a result, local governments cannot increase property tax rates to pay for operating expenses such as the salaries of personnel.  Read more >>

How to Repeal an Existing City Tax

Click here for basic guidelines on how citizens can place an initiative measure to repeal an existing city tax on their local ballot. This document includes general tips on preparing an initiative, the petitioning process, working with local officials and much more.  Read more >>