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Handout, Overview of Proposition 218, "The Right to Vote on Taxes Initiative"

September 24, 1996 - Presented to the Senate Local Government Committee on September 24, 1996.

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Property Taxes—Why Some Local Governments Get More Than Others

August 21, 1996 - Property Taxes—Why Some Local Governments Get More Than Others

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Reversing the Property Tax Shifts

April 2, 1996 - Reversing the Property Tax Shifts

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Counties and the 1996-97 State Budget

February 21, 1996 - Counties and the 1996-97 State Budget

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A Perspective on County Fiscal Constraints

February 21, 1996 - The fiscal constraints counties face hinder county administration of many programs in which the state has considerable interest--including health, welfare, criminal justice, and property tax collection. These fiscal constraints also impair county ability to provide local programs--law enforcement, libraries, and parks--in a manner which meets the preferences of local residents.In this section, we discuss proposals that look at the revenue side of the budget. In so doing, we have applied the same approach as with direct spending programs--that is, we have examined tax-related provisions referred to as tax expenditure programs (TEPs)--and recommended changes to those that are not achieving their stated purposes or are of a lower priority.

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(1) Proposition 62 Voter Approval Requirements Upheld, and (2) Economic and Revenue Developments

October 24, 1995 - (1) Proposition 62 Voter Approval Requirements Upheld, and (2) Economic and Revenue Developments

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A Review of the Orange County Recovery Plan As Proposed August 22, 1995

September 1, 1995 - A Review of the Orange County Recovery Plan As Proposed August 22, 1995

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A Review of the Orange County Recovery Plan as Proposed August 22, 1995

August 22, 1995 - On December 6, 1994, Orange County and its investment pool filed for protection under Chapter 9 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The Chapter 9 filing followed a $1.7 billion loss in the pool's investment portfolio.

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An Overview and Assessment of Los Angeles County's 1995-96 Budget Problem

July 11, 1995 - In June 1995, the Los Angeles County Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) submitted the county's 1995-96 proposed budget to the Board of Supervisors.

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Los Angeles County’s Fiscal Problems

July 11, 1995 - Los Angeles County’s Fiscal Problems

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An Overview and Assessment of Los Angeles County’s 1995-96 Budget Problem

July 1, 1995 - An Overview and Assessment of Los Angeles County’s 1995-96 Budget Problem

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The Governor's 1995-96 State-County Realignment Proposal

February 22, 1995 - The Governor's 1995-96 State-County Realignment Proposal

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Redevelopment After Reform: A Preliminary Look

December 29, 1994 - This white paper reviews redevelopment activities undertaken between January 1993 and August 1994.

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Making Government Make Sense: Developing a Reform Proposal

July 21, 1994 - The California Constitution Revision Cornmission has identified as its first priority a review of the state and local government program and financing relationship. In 1993, the Legislative Analyst's Office proposed a model-called Making Govemment Make Sense (MGMS)-or restructuring this state and local government relationship. This handout describes the three-step approach we took in developing the MGMS model.

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Proposition 172—How Did it Affect Spending for Public Safety

June 9, 1994 - On November 2, 1993, California voters enacted Proposition 172, which established a permanent statewide half-cent sales tax for support of local public safety functions in cities and counties. This Policy Brief reviews how counties—the primary beneficiaries of Proposition 172—have budgeted these new funds in 1993-94 and assesses the impact of public safety several maintenance of effort requirements on county budgets.

Local Government Staff

Ann Hollingshead
(916) 319-8305
State Budget and Federal Funding
 
Lourdes Morales
(916) 319-8320
Local Government, Housing, and Homelessness
 
Nick Schroeder
(916) 319-8314
Public Employment, CalPERS, and Elections
 
Angela Short
(916) 319-8309
Teachers' Retirement Policy/ Child Welfare/ Community Care Licensing
 
Seth Kerstein
(916) 319-8365
Sales and Excise Taxes and Demographics