San Joaquin Taxpayers Association

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Welcome!  The San Joaquin County Taxpayers Association is one of the oldest taxpayer organizations in California.  We monitor and report on tax-related matters and other financial issues in San Joaquin County.  Members prepare articles, special reports and written analyses to help local residents understand the background and development of the issues that affect our quality of life.

We educate the public by hosting public forums featuring political candidates, community leaders and elected officials in San Joaquin County.  The SJTA has earned the reputation of being fair and balanced, and the association is instrumental in influencing government through oversight and reporting on key issues.  We invite you to join us as we partner with local government officials through a non-partisan approach to solving problems.

David Renison
SJTA President
SJTA Endorsement Policy
The San Joaquin County Taxpayers Association is a nonpartisan organization encouraging active participation in government.  We work to influence public policy through education and advocacy. We do not endorse political candidates.  However, we may take action on a variety of government issues of interest to taxpayers.

​Stockton's 'MEASURE A' Sales Tax
City administrators made some promises to voters in 2013 and we are monitoring performance. Document updated Sept. 29, 2016

The next Measure A oversight committee meeting will be held on Dec. 7, 2016 - 9:00 a.m. at City Hall Council Chambers.

Items on the agenda will be:
  • The standard reporting items
  • 2015 Measure A Audit Services
  • Discussion of possible sub-committee for drafting Annual Report to Council
  • CAFR Supplemental Display of Measures A&B
  • Updated 10-year 65-35% Projects


San Joaquin County Mosquito Abatement District Trustees
'Bug board's benefits over the top'
    It is absurd to think that taxpayers are required to pick up the tab for individuals who enroll in community service for personal gain.
    It is essential to establish statutory guidelines that will cause those who aspire to part-time public service to first evaluate their motives - and then serve for the right reason.   Full report here.
Community Forums Sponsored by the SJTA

STOCKTON MAYORAL FORUM
Candidate Debate
STATEWIDE PENSION REFORM
California State Senator
SCHOOL BOND MEASURES
Local School District Superintendents
STOCKTON SALES TAX - MEASURE A
Council Members and Civic Leaders
SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY SHERIFF
Candidate Debate
SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION
Candidate Debate
    STOCKTON CITY COUNCIL
Candidate Debate
SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY SUPERVISOR
Candidate Debate
We are looking for volunteers with a commitment to serve:
Membership and Fundraising
    Develop support for the organization

School District Bonds
    Study the efficiency of bond dollars

Public Employee Compensation
    Collective bargaining, pensions and benefits

Political Action
    Educate through public forums

City Governments
    Oversight for City Council action

County Administration
    Budgets and committee appointments

Tax Measures
    Evaluate the cost-to-benefit

Promise Tracker
    Track the performance of elected officials
We appreciate your financial support!