Dear California Voter,
Our state unemployment rate is 12.6%. California faces another $20 billion deficit this fiscal year. And each one of us is personally responsible for repaying state and local government debt that exceeds $145 billion.
In tough economic times like these, it’s more important than ever that our elected officials focus on our top priorities. And it’s never been more crucial that voters have a say in how our tax dollars are spent.
Proposition 16 on the June ballot does one thing: it establishes clear voter approval requirements before local governments can enter the retail electricity business.
Learn more about our campaign here: www.YesonProposition16.com/Learn.
Right now local governments can spend virtually unlimited amounts of our money starting, expanding or taking over private electric businesses – without voter approval. Entering the costly and risky electricity business can require expenditures in the hundreds of millions of dollars. But no voter approval is required.
Proposition 16 simply requires voters be asked to approve local government using public dollars or incurring debt to get into the retail electricity business. Prop. 16 adopts the same standard of voter approval for local special taxes and bonds for police and fire facilities, parks and roads, libraries, water systems and other important spending priorities.
Stand up for your right to vote on these important spending decisions. Please join us today at www.YesonProposition16.com.
Taxpayers Right to Vote – Yes on 16 Coalition