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11th Edition, November 2004 General Election

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Proposition 1A: Protection of Local Government Revenues. Legislative Constitutional Amendment. Passed


Ensures local property tax and sales tax revenues remain with local government thereby safeguarding funding for public safety, health, libraries, parks, and other local services. Provisions can only be suspended if the Governor declares a fiscal necessity and two-thirds of the Legislature concur.

Fiscal Impact: Higher local government revenues than otherwise would have been the case, possibly in the billions of dollars annually over time. Any such local revenue impacts would result in decreased resources to the state of similar amounts.

Proposition 1A started as Senate Constitutional Amendment 4 and was put on the ballot for voter approval. SCA4 was passed in the state assembly with a 64-13 vote and in the state senate with a 34-5 vote. History of SCA4 - Full Text of Proposition

Campaign Web Sites and Contact Information

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments

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Follow the Money

Supporters of Proposition 1A have raised approximately $8.5 million as of October 16, 2004. The two largest contributors, together accounting for over half of that money, are the League of California Cities and the California State Association of Counties. Other major contributors as of November 1st include the California Public Securities Association, the Southern California Edison Company, California Counties United-Yes on 1A, the California Republican Party, the California Special Districts Association, the Peace Officers Research Association of California Political Issues Committee, and the Morongo Band of Mission Indians.

There are no committees formed to oppose Proposition 1A.

Detailed information about all contributors for and against Prop 1A is available through Cal-Access, the Secretary of State's campaign finance website.

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The California Secretary of State publishes the Official Voter Information Guide with both a Quick Summary and Detailed Information about Proposition 1A.

Other good nonpartisan resources include the League of Women Voters' Pro/Con Analysis and In-Depth Analysis of Proposition 1A, the California Budget Project's Analysis, the California Journal, the McGeorge School of Law California Initiative Review and the Easy Voter Guide.

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This page was first published on July 21, 2004 | Last updated on February 10, 2006
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