The Real Impact of ACA 13: Why California Voters Should Pay Attention
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The best way to make your voice heard is to contact your local Assembly member and State Senator and tell them to say "No" to ACA 13. Check on the link below and send them an email, NOW. Pretty Please with Sugar.
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What You Need to Know About ACA 13 and Why It Matters
Today, we're diving into something super important that could affect a lot of us here in California: ACA 13. Don't worry if you've never heard of it—I'm here to break it down for you.
What Is ACA 13?
On the surface, it might look like another legislative measure, but what it actually does is it shifts the power from the hands of the people to the Legislature. It allows them to bypass the protections put in place by Prop 13 and enact new or higher existing taxes with ease.
Why Should You Care?
Here are three big reasons:
Higher Taxes: ACA 13 might make it easier for the government to remove rules that protect us from high taxes. This could make everything, especially housing, more expensive.
Less Power to People: This change could give more power to the government and take it away from us, the regular folks.
Housing Crisis: With this proposal, it could become even more challenging to buy a home in California due to higher taxes.
Some people think the government wants ACA 13 to stop another proposal set for 2024, the Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act. This is set to be on the ballot in 2024, which aims to protect us from tax hikes even more. (See Below for more information on this Act.)
What Can You Do?
So you might be thinking, "Alright, this isn't cool. What can I do about it?" Good question!
The best way to make your voice heard is to contact your local Assembly member and State Senator and tell them to say "No" to ACA 13. I've provided a link at the end of this post where you can find out how to do that..
So there you have it. ACA 13 could make it harder for us to keep our taxes low and might make it more difficult to afford a home. The good news is, you can do something about it!
Click on the link to find out how to contact your representatives and make your voice heard.
Thanks for reading, and let's make a difference!
Watch this Video!
Asm. Bill Essayli Strongly Opposes Money-Grab ACA 13 Which Would Decimate Prop. 13 Voter Protections
Watch this Video!
John Coupal | Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
I have started the video about the Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act that is on our ballots in Nov. 2024 and how if ACA-13 is passed it will set a higher voter threshold to make this harder to pass through. See 18:40 on the timeline of the video.
What is the Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act—set for November 2024.
Are you tired of seeing your taxes go up without having much say in the matter? Well, California's new Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act aims to change that. Here’s what you need to know:
1. California’s Tax Landscape
California is known for having some of the highest taxes in the U.S., including income, sales, and gas taxes. On top of that, property and utility taxes are also on the rise. Despite this, more tax hikes have been proposed this year, and local officials have added a staggering $8.8 billion in various taxes annually from 2010 to 2020.
2. Giving Power Back to the Voters
This Act aims to put you, the voter, back in control. How?
Statewide Tax Increases: Any new state tax hikes must be approved by the majority of voters in a statewide election. That means you get the final say!
Local Tax Changes: For any new “special taxes” at the local level, a two-thirds majority will be needed for approval. For general tax hikes, the existing simple majority rule will still apply.
3. No More Bait-and-Switch
The Act ensures transparency. Any new tax proposal will have to clearly state its purpose, rate, and duration on the ballot. This eliminates any sneaky tactics and ensures that tax dollars go where they are supposed to.
4. Business as Usual, but With More Control
Worried that this Act will cut into current services? Don’t be. This Act makes no changes to current spending or revenue as of January 1, 2022. It just ensures that any new or increased taxes from this point onward conform to these more transparent, voter-approved rules.
So, in a nutshell,
This new Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act aims to make sure your voice is heard when it comes to taxes—giving you more control and demanding more transparency from lawmakers. It's all about putting the power back in the hands of the people where it belongs!
What is California Prop 13 that passed in 1978?
Proposition 13, passed in 1978, revolutionized property taxes in California by doing three main things:
- It capped the general property tax rate at 1% of a property's value when it's purchased.
- It limited yearly tax increases to no more than 2% for each property until it's sold.
- It mandated that any state tax increases must be approved by two-thirds of the legislature, and any special local taxes also require two-thirds voter approval.
Here is additional information about Prop. 13