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MISS THE LATEST INFORMATION (12/21/11) ON THE
WOODLAND/DAVIS WATER PROJECT. READ THE SPECIAL
REPORT BY PRESIDENT JOHN MUNN IN THE NAVIGATE BAR!
For Immediate Release
*** NEWS RELEASE ***
Surface Water Project Forum
out the facts about plans and costs for replacing local
groundwater with Sacramento River water, the Yolo County
Taxpayers Association is holding a Surface Water Project Forum
on Wednesday, October 26, at 7 p.m. in the Woodland Community
and Senior Center. The Forum will include an overview of
the surface water project, which is being managed by the
Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency, a joint powers authority of
the Cities of Woodland and Davis. The Forum will also feature a
panel comprised of Woodland Public Works Director Greg Meyer,
Woodland City Councilman Bill Marble, Woodland Principal
Engineer Doug Baxter, and Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency
engineer Jim Yost to answer questions about the project, its
costs, and plans to finance it primarily through water rates.
The event is free and members of the public are invited to come,
listen, learn, ask questions and voice their concerns.
more information, please contact:
Yolo County Taxpayers Association
Where do your Taxes go?
you for visiting the Yolo County Taxpayers Association website.
– We serve the taxpayers of Yolo County by providing information about tax, spending, and regulatory
proposals to ensure that our government representatives are accountable for their use of your hard-earned tax dollars.
a local, grassroots organization, much of the YCTA's work is focused
on city, special district, and county government activities that get
little attention or critical review in TV and print media. We hope
that you will visit this site for analysis of measures that would
result in more spending, tax increases, shifts in funding between
public services, and loss of property rights.
state, and federal agencies are now faced with large budget deficits
because of past spending decisions that did not account for economic
cycles that have existed since the founding of our nation. The first
reflex of government to loss of expected revenues is to increase
taxes and fees. It is the job of YCTA to remind our representatives
and public employees that taxes are paid by individuals and
businesses who do not have limitless resources and have expenses of
are some examples of local issues that the YCTA has worked on:
“WATCH DOG LIST”
County's unsuccessful attempt to use eminent domain to buy the
Conaway Ranch, which had an estimated value of sixty million
dollars. This adventure by the Board of Supervisors would have
seized the Conaway Ranch from unwilling sellers for no clear
of privately owned utility properties fro Pacific Gas and
Electric Company to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.
This local ballot measure would have burdened Yolo County rate
players with the cost of purchasing utility properties and
equipment that they had already paid for, while reducing taxes
and subventions paid by PG&E, with proposed rate reductions
dependent upon economic factors that have not materialized.
County land use policies!
County is seizing private property from local landowners and
without their consent for so-called preservation projects. This
practice has resulted in public ownership of land that no longer
generates property taxes required to fund public services, such
as education and road maintenance.
Despite being faced with more red ink and spending millions in a
failed effort to take over the Conaway Ranch, Yolo County’s
Supervisors think they deserve a pay raise.
What will they think of next?
assured that we are hard at work to protect your hard earned tax
dollars. But we can’t do it alone. So I encourage you to join
us and sign up for email alerts
that notify you of when your tax dollars and private property are
under threat from big spenders.
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY BY
CONSOLIDATION OF LOCAL
A TWO-THIRDS VOTE FOR
ALL TAX INCREASE (THE HEART OF PROPOSITION 13)
THE GANN SPENDING LIMITS
INDEPENDENT AUDIT AND
ANALYSIS OF SERVICES
TERM LIMITS FOR ELECTED
STEWARDSHIP OF YOLO
COUNTY'S PRECIOUS NATURAL RESOURCES
Circumvention of Props
13 and 218
Excessive salaries for
Taxes disguised as
assessments, excessive fees and charges
Inappropriate use of
government power (Eminent Domain)
offers diverse economic opportunities. Our greatest
resources are our people and their productivity, our fertile
land and our water!