Policy

Measure C Supplemental Study   Date: 11/07/2016

Author: SDCTA Staff
Media Source: Miscellaneous

SDCTA has already concluded that Measure C, the Tax and Downtown Stadium/Convention Center Initiative in the City of San Diego, presents too great a risk for taxpayers. This Supplemental Report highlights numerous uncertainties as demonstrated in the wide variances in assumptions and conclusions across multiple studies, thus amplifying that risk to taxpayers.

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SDCTA Voter Guide November 2016   Date: 10/27/2016

Author: SDCTA Staff
Media Source: Miscellaneous

One of the most important functions of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association (SDCTA) is to provide you—the voter—with ballot recommendations that satisfy our criteria for accountable, cost-effective and efficient government. We take pride in the depth of our analysis and the care taken in arriving at our positions. SDCTA has completed its review of the November 2016 General Election local ballot measures, and we take a position only with a supermajority (60%) vote of the SDCTA Board of Directors. We offer detailed analyses of each proposition at www.sdcta.org, and they are also linked in this document. We hope our guide is helpful as you vote on November 8th or cast an absentee ballot beforehand!

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SDCTA is NEUTRAL on Measure HH (Nov 2016) - "National School District"   Date: 10/24/2016

Author: SDCTA Staff
Media Source: Position Paper

The District indicated to SDCTA that $250M in needs were identified in its Long Range Facilities Master Plan (LRFMP), but this information cannot be verified in the document. The District intends to use new bond funds to complete projects on its project list and expand that list based on the several prioritized projects listed in the LRFMP from its original facilities needs assessment. While the District included provisions for a Citizens Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) for its Measure N program, the information listed on its website to keep the District accountable for spending is lacking, and detailed program updates are not available. SDCTA could not find a single audit report or detailed progress report listed on the CBOC website. However, the District did provide a Measure N 2015 audit report to SDCTA upon request. Because the District has legitimate need for the funds, SDCTA is neutral on Measure HH and urges the District to be more thorough in making all relevant oversight documentation available to the public so that it can be held accountable for spending public funds.

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