OPINION: Can a city threaten to remove police protection from you for voting to repeal a tax?

Recently San Ramon officials exploited a legal loophole to raise taxes with only one person’s approval. They included a “poisoin pill” in this tax increase that would cause residents to lose fire and police protection were they to decide to roll back the tax. Although a California court ruled the tax was legal, taxpayers are now petitioning the US Supreme Court to intervene, according to the Pacific Legal Foundation blog.

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