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STA – News and links to issues discussed at February 16, 2017 meeting

Sacramento Taxpayers Association – News and links to issues discussed at February 16, 2017 meeting. Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg: Addressing Homelessness: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/Mayor-Council/Districts/Mayor/Initiatives/Addressing-Homelessness Arts as an Economic Driver: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/Mayor-Council/Districts/Mayor/Initiatives/Creating-an-Arts-Capital Sac Republic Soccer and Entertainment: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/Mayor-Council/Districts/Mayor/Press-Releases/2017-02-02-Soccer-Unification Sacramento Sanctuary City, Mayor calls President Trump’s Executive Order “cowardly”: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/Mayor-Council/Districts/Mayor/Press-Releases/2017-01-25-Sanctuary-City-EO   Craig Powell’s article and history on consolidation of City of... Read More

California: Time for a Major Change in Course

By Lewis K. Uhler and Jon Coupal Governor Brown, California Attorney General Becerra, legislative and other government officials are fixated on battling the new administration in Washington with almost total disregard for California’s major problems and unmet needs. Failure to address these pressing problems threatens the viability of a state whose status is rapidly being... Read More

Gov. Jerry Brown Talks; President Donald Trump Does

While America’s new President Donald Trump was busy signing Executive Orders to boost energy independence and jobs in the United States, California Governor Jerry Brown was busy promising upcoming battles with Republican-controlled Washington, and used his 2017 State of the State address to double down on California’s regressive “progressive” policies. On the heels of revealing... Read More


Jan 16, 2017 Jon Coupal is President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association Governor Brown has just released his spending proposal for 2017-18 and taxpayers should not be blamed if they feel like they are walking down a dark alley in a high-crime neighborhood. While the governor’s proposed budget has been described as austere, it... Read More

STA Letter to Mayor and City Council Re: Double Dippers

Dear Mayor Steinberg and City Councilmembers,                             January 4, 2017     As President of the Sacramento Taxpayers Association, we ask that you put off consideration of the proposed employment agreements between the city and Mike McKeever, as an interim chief of staff to the mayor, and Jerry Way, as an interim assistant to interim city manager... Read More
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