Policy

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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SDCTA Supports Prop 1: Water Bond   Date: 10/17/2014

Author: SDCTA
Media Source: Position Paper

SDCTA supports California Proposition 1 Water Bond because it will provide the state with funds to aid in the aversion of potential water crises in the future. It is a comprehensive plan providing dollars to a variety of programs that will maintain the state’s current water supply, support ecosystems, and ensure safe and reliable drinking water for public benefit in the coming years.

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