HOWARD JARVIS TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION 40TH ANNIVERSARY TAXPAYER CONFERENCE
The Inland Empire was the site of HJTA’s 40th anniversary taxpayer conference in September. Members had an opportunity to hear from HJTA’s great team and special guest speakers about issues that affect the lives of all Californians.
HJTA President Jon Coupal presented an overview of the threats to Proposition 13 from politicians and special interests who seek to grab more and more of your money.
Two members of the HJTA family, former executive directors Joel Fox and Kris Vosburgh, were honored for their many years of outstanding work on behalf of California taxpayers. Jon Coupal presented each of them with an inscribed sculpture of Howard Jarvis.
Director of Legal Affairs Tim Bittle gave a rundown of HJTA’s work in the courts to protect taxpayers from illegal taxes and schemes by politicians to evade constitutional requirements for voter approval. Click here for Tim’s latest report, “The Legal Front.”
David Wolfe, Jon Coupal and Tim Bittle
HJTA’s longtime board member and counsel Trevor Grimm, who was Howard Jarvis’s personal attorney, was honored with a special plaque commemorating the 40th anniversary of Proposition 13. L to R, Kris Vosburgh, Jon Coupal, HJTA Chairman of the Board Craig Mordoh, Joel Fox
Legislative Director David Wolfe talked about the successes taxpayers enjoyed in the most recent legislative session as tax-hike proposals were defeated. Click here for David’s report, “Under the Dome.”
Director of Grassroots Operations Eric Eisenhammer offered insights into the use of social media, including Facebook and Twitter, to reach voters and connect with supporters. Click here for Eric’s report, “Taxpayers Reaching Millions on Social Media.”
Economist, educator and entrepreneur Sean Flynn, author of the best-seller Economics for Dummies, explained how the right government policies can foster economic growth and job creation.
Senator Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, gave an insider’s view from Sacramento, where advocates for taxpayers have their work cut out for them.
Carl DeMaio, chairman of Reform California, shared the inside story about the effort to repeal the gas tax.
Business owner and mayor of Calimesa Jeff Hewitt spoke about the problem of California’s unfunded pension liabilities and how local governments can lead the way to real reform.