Policy

Assemblywoman Gonzalez's Diaper Bill 2015   Date: 02/25/2015

Author: SDCTA
Media Source: Position Paper

The proposed measure would exempt children’s diapers from sales taxes as they are necessary for daily living. Charging taxes on essential items - making it more expensive to escape poverty and achieve a basic quality of life - should be avoided if it is at all possible to do so in a package that is revenue neutral.

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SDCTA Supports Pure Water at the City of San Diego   Date: 10/17/2014

Author: SDCTA
Media Source: Position Paper

Substantial study has demonstrated a potable reuse project within the City of San Diego would be safe, save substantial ratepayer dollars over time, and bring increased water reliability for residents and businesses alike.

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SDCTA Opposes Prop D: National City Sales Tax Extension   Date: 10/17/2014

Author: SDCTA
Media Source: Position Paper

Sufficient action has not been taken to control expenditures. Maintaining a balanced National City budget requires expenditure control. After Proposition D was passed in 2006, National City initially experienced two years of budget deficits due to both revenue reduction and expenditure rise. The city has been able to reduce expenditures when benefiting from a recovering economy, but city officials are predicting that in just two years, revenues will increase by 4.1 percent and expenditures will increase by 22.5 percent. Assuming revenues and expenditures continue to grow under current trends, the city will still be experiencing budget deficits in future years even with an extension of the sales tax. In addition, the 20-year extension is essentially perpetuity as two decades is longer than city finances can reasonably be projected.

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