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.

Tracking Stockton's Measure A Tax Initiative
A review of the Measure A Proposed Budget for FY 2016-17 primes the oversight committee to advise the City Council to allocate money to increase police manpower before restoring other popular needs, including library services.  For details of the tax and a time line of progress made on City Hall's promise to voters, click here.  (Revised June 9, 2016)

Stockton Unified School District is seeking several individuals to fill vacancies and/or replace current oversight committee members for their Measure Q and E Bond proceeds. 
Download the Letter, Fact Sheet and Application here.

San Joaquin County Jail - early release of inmates
Releasing inmates is a matter of public safety and it creates a burden on local taxpayers.  We asked for answers.  A County Supervisor responds to our request here.

Stockton court ruling to exit bankruptcy
"Why is Hogzilla devouring even more money? Because CalPERS hid the true cost of pensions." Michael Fitzgerald - The Record,

San Joaquin County Mosquito Abatement District Trustees
A wide-ranging problem... local and state legislation would stop this unconscionable abuse of taxpayer money!  READ MORE

How high are building permit fees in Stockton?
Build a house in Stockton - OR - build one in Manteca AND one in Lodi for the same cost!  READ MORE

Lodi City Council Members' health benefits
The problem was defined; solutions were presented.  But things became worse for Lodi taxpayers in June 2014.  READ MORE
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!