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Cities work to stop another state money grab

Original post made on Jan 15, 2010

Last year, state legislators ordered California cities to cough up millions to help them make up a huge budget shortfall. Now those cities, including Mountain View, are floating an amendment designed to stop Sacramento from doing it again this year.

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Posted by dfb
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jan 15, 2010 at 10:58 am

More reason to reform or get rid of prop 13.

This happens because local governments no longer have control of revenues. Instead of local property taxes paying for services, cities and counties rely on the state sales tax for revenues. Those revenues are controlled by the state. This is a serious issue and will continue to be an issue, even with a Constitutional Amendment to protect the amount the state must dedicate to those purposes. Such is the case with the education proposition that forces the state to spend a set amount of the general fund for education.

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