California Fire Tax on the Chopping Block?
The Red Brennan Group, a local non-profit dedicated to "Big-Hearted Communities and Small Government" will deliver over 34,000 signatures to the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters.
When & Where – The signatures will be delivered by representatives of The Red Brennan Group at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, February 11th to the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters office located at 777 E. Rialto Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92415.
Why – Affected residents contend the Board of Supervisors, acting under advisement from senior county bureaucrats, violated Article XIII C Section 2. (d) of the California's Constitution which states "No local government may impose, extend, or increase any special tax unless and until that tax is submitted to the electorate and approved by a two-thirds vote."
After being stymied by the courts, a grass-roots effort to collect signatures for an initiative petition to place repeal of the tax before the voters kicked off in August of 2019. According to San Bernardino County Counsel's office, 26,153 signatures would be required to qualify the petition for the November 2020 ballot. After exceeding this requirement by thirty percent, petition drive organizers, assisted by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, found that the actual signature requirement under California's Constitution is likely 7,800 valid signatures.
The Red Brennan Group is a non-profit organization supporting "Big-Hearted Communities and Small Government."
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