VOTE NO

The Fresno County Republican Party Strongly Opposes the
March 3 Ballot Measure – Proposition 13

 

WHEREAS this March 3, 2020 ballot initiative entitled Proposition 13 is not to be confused with the Proposition 13 passed in 1978 led by Howard Jarvis that protected homeowners and business owners; 

WHEREAS this March 3, 2020 Proposition 13 is a $26 billion school bond that does nothing to fix the failed government education system in California; 

WHEREAS currently there are strict limits on how much bond debt local school districts are allowed to carry; 

WHEREAS a hidden provision of the March 3, 2020 Proposition 13 nearly doubles the limits school districts can borrow; 

WHEREAS this means huge increases in property taxes are a near certainty and all taxpayers are affected, either directly in property tax bills or through higher rents and other costs; 

WHEREAS unlike Proposition 13 from 1978, this March 3, 2020 Proposition 13 ballot initiative puts all taxpayers at risk of higher taxes; therefore, be it 

RESOLVED, that the Fresno County Republican Party (FCRP) strongly opposes the March 3, 2020 Proposition 13 ballot initiative.