Prop. 13 message from PTAC and Alameda League of Women Voters
Mon, Mar 12 10:56am
Lincoln Middle School

Help close the Prop. 13 corporate tax loophole and boost funding for schools and local communities!

 

Alamedans are needed to help the League of Women Voters gather signatures to place the California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act of 2018 on the November 2018 ballot. This initiative would close the corporate property tax loophole in Proposition 13 while continuing to guarantee protections for homeowners, residential renters, agricultural land, and small businesses. It would lead to an estimated increase in property tax of over $11 billion per year—nearly $5 billion of which would go to K-12 schools and community colleges.

The campaign to collect signatures to qualify the measure for the November ballot is underway. The California League of Women Voters (LWV) is spearheading the effort to collect a million signatures before the end of April. 

If you are interested in gathering signatures, LWV of Alameda President Georgia Gates Derr will lead a series of 20-minute training sessions at her home (348 Tideway Drive, Alameda) between Mar. 10-Mar. 28. Use the form linked below to select the date/time that works for you, or email Georgia with your choice: t.derr@comcast.net. Training will include a brief overview of the Schools and Local Communities Funding Act, instructions for gathering signatures, as well as Q&A. Initiative petitions will be distributed; all petitions must be returned by April 22nd.

The League is hoping to identify “captains” at each school who might lead signature-gathering efforts. You can indicate on the form whether you are willing to be a school captain.

Use this form to sign up

You can learn more (and sign up for email alerts) at https://schoolsandcommunitiesfirst.org. Also, here is the bill (PDF) as submitted to the CA Attorney General.