C.A.R. RED ALERT! Oppose SB231

SB 231 Allows Property Owners to Be TAXED WITHOUT a Vote

C.A.R. is OPPOSING SB 231 (Hertzberg), a bill that allows local governments to circumvent the State Constitution and Proposition 218 and directly tax property owners for costs related to stormwater infrastructure projects without the legally required voter approval. C.A.R opposes SB 231 because it uses legal “word games” to allow local governments to impose new taxes without required voter input. The bill will be considered by the ENTIRE Assembly.

Call Your Assembly Member TODAY!
Urge a NO Vote on SB 231
Call 1-800-798-6593

Enter the correct PIN Number (
see this chart to locate your legislator’s PIN number)
followed by the # sign to be connected to your legislator’s office. IF YOU DO NOT SEE YOUR LEGISLATORS NAME LISTED, THAT MEANS THEY ARE NOT TARGETED FOR THIS RED ALERT.

When staff answers the phone, you can use the following script: 
“Hi, this is (insert your name). I’m a concerned homeowner. Please ask the Assembly Member to Vote No on SB 231. Don’t allow local governments to impose stormwater taxes by side-stepping voters.”
Also, if you use Twitter™, please Tweet the following:
Voters deserve a say on stormwater taxes. <Insert legislator Twitter™ handle> Don’t allow taxes without a vote. #NoSB231 #CALeg

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