THIS JUST IN...
Just a moment ago the following email came in over the transom from Huntington Beach Mayor Don Hansen. Looks like "pensions" are going to be all over the ballot in November.
I've got some great news.
Tax relief is on its way to Huntington Beach.
Just a few hours ago, our City Clerk informed me that our Initiative to eliminate the Huntington Beach Pension Property Tax has qualified for the November ballot.
For months now, we've been out on the streets collecting signatures to try to take this Measure to the voters.
The support from
our community was overwhelming. By the time we turned in the petitions,
we had over 150% of the requirement to reach the November Ballot. The
Orange County Registrar's office didn't even need to count all the way
through our signatures to verify that we had more than enough.
Voters were more than happy to sign up to get the chance to remove this tax.
This is great news for our City and its taxpayers.
Voters will now decide whether homeowners should continue to be unfairly asked to pick up the tab for lavish union pensions.
But now the difficult part begins.
We are going to have to campaign hard throughout the Summer and Fall to ensure that this measure passes.
Special Interests that have been enjoying the benefits of this tax
aren't going to go quietly into the night. They are going to fight this
every step of the way.
But we have got the voters and what is right on our side, and that should be enough when all is said and done.
You will be hearing more from me in the coming weeks and months about this campaign.
But for right now, for tonight, let's take a moment to celebrate. Tax relief is coming to Huntington Beach!
Thanks again for your support!
City of Huntington Beach
Labels: Don Hansen, Huntington Beach, Pension Reform