SCTA Report on Pensions and Taxes

Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Petaluma and Cloverdale are all placing measures on the November ballot seeking to increase or augment existing sales and utility user taxes.  Contrary to the representations of county supervisors and city council members that these taxes are for road repairs or other specified purposes, all in reality are necessary to subsidize excess pension costs.  Our latest reports examines how excess pension costs for these five jurisdictions have undermined the provision of traditional government services making necessary these tax increases.  To read the report, click here.


























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