CA. STATE BALLOT MEASURES
We, as Californians, elect to the State Assembly and Senate, folks who have the responsibility of taking our tax dollars and using them wisely. Every time we as voters approve a Bond Act, we are doing their job. When they can not get their pet
projects through the State Legislature and the Governor, they resort to putting Bond Acts on the ballot. The problem is that they are using your money to do it.
Each Bond Act is a loan that the State Government takes out which must be repaid with the principal and a lot of interest with your money over 20, 30, 40 or 50 years. Repayment of these Bonds must be included as part of the State Budget. Since taxes
have to be raised to repay what we borrow, and since increased taxation prolongs recession we are very much opposed to Bond Acts.
PROPOSITION 1A (Bond Act)- NO
EARTHQUAKE RELIEF AND SEISMIC RETROFIT BOND ACT OF 1994. $2 Billion Dollars that we have to pay back.
PROPOSITION 1B (Bond Act)- NO
SAFE SCHOOLS ACT OF 1994. 1 Billion that we have pay back.
PROPOSITION 1C (Bond Act)- NO
HIGHER EDUCATION FACILITIES BOND ACT OF JUNE 1994. $900 Million we have to pay back.
PROPOSITION 175- YES
RENTERS’ INCOME TAX CREDIT. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.
PROPOSITION 176- YES
TAXATION: NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.
We felt a member of a non-profit organization should talk about this.:
“As a church, we built a new sancturary and education space in Los Angeles County in 1991. In this process, we paid over $3 million in license and permit fees, some of which were ridiculous. The building construction was stopped 206 times. For
example, we were forced to pay $90,000 for the right to turn on the water. We then had to pay more in order to turn on the water.
When the Northridge earthquake hit, our church helped set up a feeding station which served over 60,000 meals. We housed up to 200 per night in our brand new facility. All of this was done for the community, yet independent of any federal, state or
local governmental entity. It did not cost the community a penny. It only helped. When “the water hits the wheel”, that’s what a church is for. To help...
Churchs, synagogues and other credible non profit institutions should not be financially threathened as we have been by taxation, hidden as local, “license and permit fees”. We already pay taxes by lifting the state’s burden in areas such as the
lowering of divorce rates, alcohol, drug and sexual addiction rates, and the lowering of teenage suicide rates. I, as a fellow citizen, urge you to vote YES on Proposition 176, so that the separation of Church and State, which is guaranteed by the
Constitution, can remain intact."
—- Dr. Patrick Moody Ventura County, CA
Dr. Patrick Moody is Executive Pastor, of Shepherd of the Hills Church, Porter Ranch, CA.
PROPOSITION 177- YES
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION. DISABLED PERSONS’ ACCESS. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.
PROPOSITION 178- YES
PROPERTY TAX EXCLUSION. WATER CONSERVATION EQUIPMENT. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.
PROPOSITION 179- YES
MURDER: PUNISHMENT. LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVE AMENDMENT.
PROPOSITION 180- (Bond Act) - NO
PARK LANDS, HISTORIC SITES, WILDLIFE AND FOREST CONSERVATION BOND ACT. INITIATIVE STATUTE.
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