San Joaquin Taxpayers Association
Established in 1949!
This taxpayer association is over 60 years old and one of the oldest in California
- Monitoring and reporting on tax and other financial issues that impact taxpayers of San Joaquin County
- Meeting with local appointed and elected officials; Supervisors, Trustees, Commissioners, Councils and Administrators
- Preparing newspaper articles, commentary, special reports and analysis for citizens, business owners and civic leaders
- Conducting community forums to educate the public and media
- Providing accurate and unbiased information to help policy makers and local citizens make informed decisions
Becoming a member is simple and the benefits are great! JOIN US TODAY!
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 on a regular basis. Address them appropriately, practice honest communication, let them know what is expected of them, develop interpersonal relationships and tell them that you value their efforts.
WELCOME! The SJTA is a non-partisan, non-profit association guarding against unnecessary taxation and promoting government efficiency.
San Joaquin County needs you! Are you interested in serving on one of the county's 62 boards and commissions? Click here for information Do you need help getting public information? Download this California Public Records Act guide. You can make a difference in local government! Click here The City of Stockton needs you! Seeking civic-minded individuals interested in serving their community. Submit application.
SJ County Mosquito Abatement District / Trustee Compensation
A trustee said, "The best citizens will not serve on public boards unless they are offered benefits." We disagree! Money may attract some people, but it won't assure competency or commitment. It is unconscionable for taxpayers to bear the cost of health benefits for non-elected individuals appointed to public service. Read full report here Bug Board's Benefits Over the Top, The Record Opinion Gravy Train Spotting, The Record, blog State Controller auditing Stockton Jan. 15, 2013 update
Local governments have a greater and a more direct influence on our quality of life as compared to federal government; those that govern public safety, schools, transportation, water and development. Your participation in local government is very important.
SJTA members serve on local Bond Oversight Committees (BOC) - We provide a local list here and definitions of a BOC here. SJTA sponsors Community Forum on School Bonds, Mar. 7, 2013 in Stockton - PHOTOS A dinner meeting and forum, sponsored by the San Joaquin Taxpayer’s Association took place Mar. 7, 2013 in Stockton where superintendents from Stockton, Lincoln, Lodi and Tracy Unified School Districts discussed school bonds; funded projects, future plans and citizen oversight. Superintendents attending were Stockton Unified’s Steve Lowder, Lincoln’s Tom Uslan, Lodi’s Cathy Washer and Tracy’s James Franco. SCHOOL BOND PRIMER SUSD is searching volunteers to serve on its Citizen Oversight Committee. The City of Lodi needs you! Seeking civic-minded individuals interested in serving their community. Submit application. The City of Tracy needs you! Seeking civic-minded individuals interested in serving their community. Submit application. Access California Legislative Information: click here
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WHO TO CALL in Stockton - a quick reference guide to Community Resources in the City of Stockton (download brochure) SJTA sponsors Community Forum on Public Pension Reform, Oct. 17, 2012 in Stockton - PHOTOS A dinner meeting and forum, sponsored by the San Joaquin Taxpayer's Association took place Oct. 17, 2012 in Stockton where California Senator Mimi Walters discussed public pension reform. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayer's Association and the Center for Government Analysis jointly released a new study that reveals alarming compensation trends for State workers. CBS TV 13 Stockton Bankruptcy Ruling: The Honorable Christopher M. Klein says the city is eligible for Chapter 9 - FINDINGS OF FACT
- "And some of the problems were also the incrustation of a multi-decade, largely invisible or nontransparent pattern of above-market compensation for public employees." Judge Klein, Apr. 1, 2013
- "It would be a shame to waste a perfectly good bankruptcy by not taking full advantage of the protections afforded under Chapter 9", David Renison, SJTA president The Record, Mar. 31, 2013 - Blog
TWO plans to reduce crime in Stockton will be presented at ONE LOCATION; hosted by the San Joaquin Taxpayers Association
May 22, 2013 @ 6:30 p.m. (pdf download) Long Theatre - University of the Pacific campus; 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA.
Open to the Public - No charge - Seating is limited - ABC News10 will video the entire event live at www.news10.net
Learn about the contributing factors of each plan and the differences between them. Time will be given for questions. (The Record 5-20-2013) STOCKTON EMPLOYEES EARNING MORE THAN $100,000 - Salary pay database SEARCH