Policy

2017 Pension Status Report   Date: 03/09/2017

Author: SDTEF
Media Source: Studies

The San Diego Taxpayers Educational Foundation has created a report on the status of public pension funds throughout San Diego County to demonstrate their effect on taxpayers.

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San Diego Municipal Analysis   Date: 02/23/2017

Author: SDTEF
Media Source: Miscellaneous

Property and sales tax accounted for approximately 66.63% of the City of San Diego's total government tax revenue for FY 2016. San Diego's largest FY 2016 budgeted expenditures were for public safety, specifically 36.62% of governmental expenditures. Core services, such as public safety, parks and recreation, library services, refuse collections and imperative support functions are supported by major revenue sources that primarily include property tax, sales tax, transient occupancy tax, and franchises fees. These sources are expected to generate $970.7 million in revenue, which accounts for 73% of the City's General Fund revenue in the Fiscal Year 2017 adopted budget. The City has seen increased pension costs, increased costs from agreements with employee organizations, and decelerated revenue growth.

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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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