Legislature’s Assault on Prop. 13 Begins
Last week we alerted California taxpayers as to the immediate threats to Proposition 13 being heard by a California legislative committee. As fully anticipated, the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance approved all six of the anti-Prop. 13 proposals.
All of the bills in question would gut one of the most important provisions of Proposition 13 — the two thirds vote requirement for additional “add on” parcel taxes. These “add on” parcel and bond taxes are on top of the property tax homeowners already pay under current law.
Napa County Superintendent of Schools Barbara Nemko spoke at our Central Committee dinner meeting on this subject and made it sound very exciting and of great value for teaching our children to succeed in the business world they will face when they graduate from school. If you have children or grandchildren in our school system at any level, you should do more research on this program that our state “bought into” when they accepted this federal method of teaching our children. Again, MONEY talks and the citizens are cast to the winds until the bill comes due and the state officials turn to us for the payments!
Common Core – Federally standardized education now in California
High-Speed Rail Needs Investigation
By Morris Brown on May 20, 2013 08:55 am
First exposed by the Los Angeles Times, the recent revelation, that the rules for awarding the first construction bid contract for the California High Speed Rail project were changed in the middle of the process, needs a full blown investigation. The Authority CEO, Jeff Morales seems to be immersed in a world of his own imagination. [...]
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California’s powerful teachers’ union condemns Democratic reformers
By Larry Sand on May 20, 2013 08:00 am
If not for the activism of the California Democratic Party’s most prominent special-interest group, the state party convention last month would have been a humdrum affair. The party’s top officials, including governor Jerry Brown and attorney general Kamala Harris, took to the podium to urge action on their pet issues, including gun control and property-tax “reform.” Not [...]
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This is going to be a huge year for the 4th of July Parade – we would LOVE to have you and your family in our parade. Your truck, car, employees, kids, we are counting on you to make this parade the one to see! Napa WANTS YOU
Please join us – send your application and enjoy marching in the Napa 4th of July Parade. It is an easy, level and short route. Parade steps off at 10am, by 11.15am you can be home grilling burgers.
Thousands attend to wave and cheer you down the route. One of the Toys for Tots volunteers from last year told me, “When the people were clapping and cheering I knew we were doing the right thing. Not only is the charity Toys for Tots great, being in the parade was enormous, a great way to say thank you to those that give each year. Yes we will be back!”
[Forgive me if you got this more than once, I am sending to all of my lists!]
Thanks Doris Gentry — Go to www.napa4th.com for more info!
Doris Gentry, Chair Since 2009
Sunrise Rotary 4th of July Parade
Website with all the details – www.napa4th.com