Hi All! Here's what I came up with for the rebuttal. Please review and help to improve.
“Proposition A will NOT increase property tax rates.” This statement by the proponents of Prop A is
absolutely false. Per the Ballot
Simplification Committee, which takes the legalese language that bureaucrats
use to confuse voters and turns it into normal everyday English, “Proposition A
would allow an increase in the property tax to pay for the bonds. It would permit landlords to pass through 50%
of the resulting property tax to tenants.” In actuality, depending on how the bond program is administered,
property taxes may or may not be increased, but certainly the possibility (and
likelihood) of higher taxes is there.
We do agree that earthquake and fire safety are important
and necessary but wonder why our city officials are bringing up the issue
now. The Loma Prieta earthquake occurred
25 years ago.
It’s time for our city officials to start planning for the
future in the most cost efficient way possible, for a change. Insist they include a provision for
establishing a major improvement fund in any new bond measure you approve. Vote NO on A to force them to spend your tax
Libertarian Party of San Francisco