San Joaquin Taxpayers Association

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OUR COMMUNITIES NEED YOU!
Civic-minded individuals in the following communities are needed to serve on boards and commissions.  Please click for information on how you can serve!

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY
STOCKTON
LODI
TRACY
LATHROP
MANTECA
RIPON
School Districts in San Joaquin County
The SJTA prepared a Comparison on Classroom Time / Salary comparison of the four largest districts in San Joaquin County SJTA Report
SJTA Community Forum
California Senator Mimi Walters was invited to speak on State employee pensions and the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Foundation released a new study showing unsustainable numbers.  (photos)
We ask, 'How are my tax dollars being spent and what do I get in return?'  Our form of government relies heavily upon the involvement of its citizens.  Contact your elected officials.

SJTA members serve on local Citizens' Oversight Committees (COC)  Responsibilities of a COC here - and we will help you find a place to serve!

California Legislative Information
Daily events, bill information, new laws.  Search a pending bill, click subscribe and notices of updates to the bill will be e-mailed to you!

School Bond Primer
A bond is essentially a tax and the cost is usually divided based on the value of your home.  More info here.

The SJTA, a non-partisan organization
"We want to be seen as truly non-partisan", Lodi News-Sentinel

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SJTA Community Forum
Local school district superintendents were invited to speak on current projects, future plans and oversight for their respective voter-approved bond measures.  (photos)
Stockton must tackle its Pension Problem
Stockton's Budget Forecast dated May 2013 says the City will again be insolvent in 4 years without adequate employee pension reform.  City Budget Forecast
Stockton Building Permit Fees
Stockton's building permit fees are nearly 40% higher than the average of other San Joaquin cities; even higher than some cities in Solano and Sacramento counties - comparison study
NEED A GUEST SPEAKER FOR YOUR GROUP?
We have speakers available to talk to your group regarding local governmental and taxpayer issues.  
HOW CAN YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Here are some ideas to help you make a difference in your local government.
STOCKTON'S MEASURE A - Report to the Public
A 3/4-cent sales tax increase passed with 51.8% voter approval in Stockton, CA. on Nov. 5, 2013.
We will monitor how this money is spent and keep you informed.
You can help support us and developing countries at the same time.  Your clothing can be re-used... easy drop-off location in Stockton!
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FIGHT THE BITE!
San Joaquin County Mosquito District
Part-time appointed trustees get full-time health coverage.
SJTA Report
Putting the bite on taxpayers!
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The Cost of Lodi City Council
If health and retirement benefits are considered by a candidate in serving this community, we will most likely be represented by the wrong person.  Lodi News-Sentinel
  • We were skeptical about adopting a tax increase without addressing Stockton's unsustainable pension system."  D. Renison, SJTA President  Wall Street Journal
  • Stockton's emergence from bankruptcy will be short-lived if the pension liability is not reduced."  D. Renison, SJTA President  Time Magazine  (pdf)
  • Moody's Investors Services warned that Stockton could go bankrupt again if it doesn't reduce pensions.  Sacramento Bee
SJTA Community Forum
Candidates for the Office of Sheriff for San Joaquin County:   Sheriff Steve Moore and Sgt. Pat Withrow fielded questions in a forum hosted by the San Joaquin Taxpayers Association.
The Record Mar. 26, 2014        Lodi News-Sentinel Mar. 26, 2014


Welcome to the San Joaquin County Taxpayers Association!

  • Non-partisan organization
  • Promoting government efficiency
  • Educating the public
  • Providing accurate and unbiased information
Candidates for San Joaquin County
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

MIKE GILLESPIE
JAMES MOUSALIMAS
JEFF TILTON

Open to the public - Free of charge
Central United Methodist Church Fireside Room
3700 Pacific Ave., Stockton CA
6:15 PM 'meet & greet' - presentations at 6:30 PM
PRESENT YOUR QUESTIONS
SJTA Community Forum - Thurs. Apr. 24th
Measure A is under intense scrutiny and the Citizens' Oversight Committee must be plainspoken on how this money is spent.  (click here)
Public employee Salaries and Benefits
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W. Ronald Coale
Honorary Director, SJTA
Sept. 19, 1932 - Apr. 17, 2014
Ron lived a life of service to his community.