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  • Judge Allows San Francisco to Evade Two-Thirds Vote Requirement for Special Taxes

    A trial court judge delivered a blow to taxpayers July 5 with a decision allowing San Francisco officials to impose special taxes with a simple majority vote of the public, rather than the two-thirds vote required by the state constitution. The litigation now heads to the Court of Appeal.

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  • Property Tax Revenue Continues Growing as Assessed Values Increase

    Local governments throughout the state will experience significant property tax revenue growth this year, as the taxable values of properties are increasing throughout the state.

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  • Oakland Schools Paid $600 for a Car Wash

    “Construction projects spiraling tens of millions of dollars over budget, outside consultants being paid for work already done by staff and $600 in car-wash charges for a car that never got washed – those are just a few of the scathing findings in an Alameda County civil grand jury report on the troubled Oakland Unified School District,” columnist Phil Matier wrote in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Education Spending Up 66% Since 2012

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