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File #: 2022-117    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/9/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/1/2022 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER A REQUEST FROM THE LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES FOR THE CITY OF CARSON TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION TO A STATE OF CALIFORNIA BALLOT MEASURE RESTRICTING VOTERS' INPUT AND LOCAL TAXING AUTHORITY (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Proposed Resolution 22-029, 2. Summary Materials from the California League of Cities, 3. Title and Summary, Initiative Text, and California Legislative Analyst's Office Report
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, March 01, 2022
Consent


SUBJECT:
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CONSIDER A REQUEST FROM THE LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES FOR THE CITY OF CARSON TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION TO A STATE OF CALIFORNIA BALLOT MEASURE RESTRICTING VOTERS' INPUT AND LOCAL TAXING AUTHORITY (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

This item transmits a request from the League of California Cities ("Cal Cities") to the Carson City Council to adopt a resolution in opposition to a proposed ballot measure initiated by the California Business Roundtable (the "Roundtable").
This current effort by the Roundtable is similar to a previous measure from 2018 called the "Tax Fairness, Transparency and Accountability Act" that was being circulated to qualify for the November 2018 ballot. This initiative would have drastically limited local revenue authority. However, the measure's proponents withdrew this initiative from the ballot in June 2018.
On Jan. 4, 2022, the Roundtable filed the Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act or AG# 21-0042A1. According to the League of California Cities, this measure is far more detrimental to cities than the measure filed in 2018 because it would harm vital local and state services to the benefit of corporations. Cal Cities, along with a broad coalition of local governments, labor and public safety leaders, infrastructure advocates, and businesses strongly oppose this initiative.
Staff has prepared Resolution 22-029, included as Exhibit 1, for City Council consideration. Exhibit 2 includes summary materials from Cal Cities. Exhibit 3 includes the Title and Summary, initiative text, and the California Legislative Analyst's Office report on this measure.

II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

1. ADOPT Resolution 22-029 in opposition to Initiative 21-0042A1, the Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act.
2. AUTHORIZE staff to transmit a copy of the fully executed Resolution 22-029, if adopted by City Council, to the League...

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