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Sacramento has turned its back on the Forgotten Taxpayer!

It Will Never Be Enough!

Government will be back asking for more in nine years!

Citizens In a recent poll said they do not trust Government to spend their tax $$ as it said it would!

Taxpayers need to provide tough love by saying NO ON J!

As it is, only 20 cents out of every transportation tax dollar that you pay actually hits the pavement.


1/2% Sales Tax Measure J • July 12, 2016 • Board of Supervisors Meeting

  • CCTA President Andrea Seastrand 

  • Chairwoman Supervisor Lynn Compton

  • Supervisor Debbie Arnold

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NO on Measure J

Letter From President Andrea Seastrand

Dear Supporters and Friends of the Central Coast Taxpayers Association,

Do you recall The Beatles singing their 1966 hit, The Taxman?

Let me tell you how it will be
There’s one for you, nineteen for me

Cos I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman
Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don’t take it all
Cos I’m the taxman, yeah I’m the taxman
If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street
If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat
If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat
If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet

Well, I recall that hit, however, haven’t heard about the State taxing our ‘seat or feet’ as yet! But, there are now 17 state initiatives (several are tax initiatives) slated to be on the November ballot, and more are expected to be placed on the ballot by the State Legislature in the coming months…and don’t forget those possible local tax initiatives.

Join CCTA in saying NO to the proposed Self-Help County 1/2 Percent Sales Tax.

Andrea Seastrand
Central Coast Taxpayers Association


CCTA Says ➢ Vote No On Measure J

Argument Against Measure J-16

Instead of fixing our roads, Sacramento politicians have taken our local gas tax dollars, as well as other transportation funds, and carelessly spent those dollars on failed programs and bureaucracies. Sacramento politicians have a spending problem not a revenue problem. They want you, the forgotten and overburdened taxpayer, to pay yet again.

California is ranked 44th in road condition, making it one of worst in the nation. Yet Sacramento politicians have still not made transportation spending a priority. A State Senate report recently stated that 68% of California roads are in poor or nearly poor condition. The report also stated the total cost for currently unfunded repairs will be roughly $135 billion in the coming decade.

Nonetheless, billions of taxpayer dollars continue to be wasted on programs such as the high-speed rail project — now estimated to cost over $100 billion. Rather than spending these taxpaying dollars on repairing our crumbling roads, Sacramento politicians are asking you and me to foot the bill.

Caltrans is bloated bureaucracy at its worst. Currently, the department is overstaffed by 3,300 architects and engineers that cost roughly $470 million per year. Caltrans’ financial books are in such disarray that they have not been auditable to the satisfaction of the Legislative Analyst’s Office and the State Auditor. But, instead of cleaning up and streamlining this failed bureaucracy, Sacramento politicians are simply asking us to pay more.

Another tax increase is not the solution to our problem. Sacramento politicians need to prioritize spending, cut the waste and bureaucracy, and fix our roads. They need ‘to feel the heat’ of you, the forgotten taxpayer, in order to understand. VOTE NO ON MEASURE J.


CCTA President


CCTA Says ➢ Vote No On Measure J

Rebuttal Against Favor Argument on Measure J-16

San Luis Obispo County taxpayers cannot count on the Governor, State Legislature, nor County Board of Supervisors to make transportation infrastructure a major priority. They haven’t!  Most cities within this county have a sales tax for transportation, and now all levels of government   are asking you to vote for an additional county sales tax, even though the already high state taxes and fees designated for transportation have been diverted to the state general fund for bullet trains, public pensions and the bloated, inefficient Caltrans.

California’s current per gallon gasoline tax, vehicle registration tax, driver’s license fees, vehicle license fees, greenhouse gas emissions tax, and truck weight tax are the highest in the nation, but still result in substandard road conditions.   The Orange County Business Journal reports…”As it is, only 20 cents out of every transportation tax dollar that you pay actually hits the pavement.”   Why let the Sacramento and local politicians off the hook, then add insult to injury by asking you to pay again?

The solution is not more taxes, but it’s putting rigorous state safeguards in place to ensure the money collected for transportation goes to fix our roads. Those cheerleading for the sales tax are the very ones who will benefit through lucrative contracts, while you, the forgotten taxpayer, will pay 225 million dollars over nine years.  Like that famous movie quote, “I’ll be back!”, they will be back asking for more in nine years.  Taxpayers need to provide tough love by saying NO ON J!


CCTA President

Tribune Comments Showing Citizens Are Against Measure J

Here are the comments below the Tribune’s promotion of YES on J, similar to
most of the comments that have appeared on Facebook:

8 CommentsSort by

John Gajdos ·  School Of Hard Knocks, University Of Life
Everyone vote the opposite of ALL Tribune endorsements.
Like · Reply · Oct 21, 2016 5:37pm

Brian Mossie
The Tribune recommends a “yes” on J therefore I’m voting “no”. Easy!
Like · Reply · 2 · Oct 18, 2016 5:55am

Alan Muratet ·  Morro Bay, California
No such thing as a temporary tax. Reference Prop 55. Sacramento has been stealing property and gas taxes from our area. The solution is to change our representatives in Sacramento, not increase our taxes. ,and by the way, how do you split a penny? Just admit it’s a 1% tax increase.
Like · Reply · 2 · Oct 17, 2016 8:45pm

Rae Lynn ·  Cuesta College
Oh hell no. Let’s see measure M for paso will probably pass (why should renters care, they don’t pay property tax, so that will go up about $300 a year, just got a notice for a 20% increase on health insurance, that’s an extra $300 a month, had to cash out my 503b for living expenses; had to pay $2700 to the State in taxes on that and you want more money so you can keep up with your expenses dear County. Haven’t had a pay raise in 10 years (private sector employer). When will you be satisfied? When I have to sell my home to support you? Get real. No new taxes.
Like · Reply · 3 · Oct 17, 2016 2:23pm

Josh Kelleher ·  Information Systems Analyst at Hearst Castle
How much of our money is being spent to sell us on the idea of giving the politicians more of our money? Every day I see a paid advertisement on Facebook. Now this. They all say the same thing, we know other policitians waste your money, but give us more because we are different. Just because they are wasting our money to get more of our money, ignore the details…. Everytime they want to raise taxes, it always the roads, schools, or crime, yet all these things still aren’t properly funded. Why is that?
Like · Reply · 4 · Oct 17, 2016 8:32am

Peggy Pavek
Here we go again!! Anything the “SLO TRIB endorses, I’m against! It’s just a “common sense” thing! They are wrong more often than not!!
Like · Reply · 4 · Oct 17, 2016 7:51am

Kevin Rice
Succumbing to politician’s schemes won’t help either. They’ll just do it more. But the Trombone has endorsed every single one of the politicians doing it!! Idiots. Thieves, actually. Corrupt. Vote Different 2016.
Like · Reply · 6 · Oct 16, 2016 12:53pm

Lou Acosta
Sacramento’s misplaced priorities that are to blame. They accuse politicians of squandering taxpayer dollars on “failed programs and bureaucracies” such as the high-speed rail project.
Accusing politicians of squandering taxpayer dollars (who is they) you mean the citizens of the state that are concerned about how they should spend money like the expansion of healthcare coverage to qualifying immigrant children that began May 2016, costing $40 million in the new budget and an estimated $132 million annually after that, along with the other millions for free legal representation of illegal immigrants (sorry undocumented). The bullet train cannot get anyone to fund this fiasco for the full cost, so standby for another tax hit that will not do any good for the Central Coast. No on measure J it will not help nor is it any remedy for a state that is over populated and yes I do not want politicians squandering these funds, no way.
Like · Reply · 5 · Oct 16, 2016 8:30am

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Central Coast Taxpayers Association No on Measure J-16 Committee –  FPPC ID # 1389257.

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