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  CCTA Mission Statement  

The Central Coast Taxpayers Association is a non-partisan, 501(c) 4 non-profit organization with the mission to bring about more accountable, effective, efficient government and fair and equitable taxation which permits a strong, healthy economy, sensible balance and rational control of government expenditures.

The Central Coast Taxpayers Association accepts no government funds.  Our board members and sponsors are a diverse group of business, industrial and professional organizations, as well as independent local citizens concerned with the community and the most effective use of local, state and federal tax dollars.

June 10,2024




Tell Your Legislator To Stop Playing Politics with Prop 47 Reform

As you know, the Central Coast Taxpayers Association is a member of the Californians for Safer Communities coalition — the official campaign supporting the Homelessness, Drug Addiction, and Theft Reduction Act.

This measure provides desperately needed reforms to Proposition 47 (2014) to help curb rampant smash and grabs and drug related crimes that are making our communities more dangerous.

Despite the fact that more than 910,000 Californians signed a petition to put the measure on the November ballot, politicians in Sacramento are moving forward with a deceptive and cynical plan to rob us of comprehensive public safety reforms.

Their plan is to insert a poison pill in new retail theft laws so that if our measure passes in November, those laws would be voided. This is an obvious and blatant attempt to bully our coalition into backing down and removing our measure from the ballot.

We need your help telling politicians their plan won’t work.

We need you to immediately call your Legislators and tell them to oppose the inclusion of a poison pill in any legislation related to public safety. 


916-651-4017  CAPITOL OFFICE



916-319-2030  CAPITOL OFFICE

Here’s what to say in your phone call AND email:

●     As your constituent, I urge you to reject any poison pills being included in public safety legislation.

●     It is clear that these clauses are strictly for political purposes and designed to thwart the soon-to-be qualified ballot measure that reforms Proposition 47.

●     Claims that the poison pill provisions are needed to address “conflicts and inconsistencies in policies that move forward” are clearly false, as the measure’s language does not conflict with any of the legislation in the Legislature’s public safety package.

●     Reforming the deficiencies in Proposition 47 and the Legislature’s solutions should not be a binary choice.


●     Vote NO on the poison pill amendments.


Taxpayers scored an important victory in February when the secretary of state announced that the Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act has successfully qualified for the November 2024 ballot.

A late push for extra signatures, with an assist from thousands of HJTA Members who volunteered their time, was key to collecting a total of 1.4 million raw signatures, enough to exceed the required minimum of nearly 1 million valid signatures of registered voters needed to qualify.

“The Taxpayer Protection Act was written to restore a series of voter-approved ballot measures that gave taxpayers, not politicians, more say over when and how new tax revenue is raised,” explained HJTA President Jon Coupal. “Over the past decade, the California courts have created massive loopholes and confusion in long-established tax law and policy. The Taxpayer Protection Act closes those loopholes and provides new safeguards to increase accountability and transparency over how politicians spend our tax dollars.”


CCTA Opposes BOS Salary Increase
Letter to Supervisors

February 3, 2023

Dear Supervisors:

The Central Coast Taxpayers Association is OPPOSED to you, members of the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, increasing your own salaries by 20.8%, as well as increasing your post-retirement health benefits.

A great number of constituents that you ‘serve’ are financially hurting!  They cannot pay rent, cannot pay high energy bills, cannot afford food for their families and cannot buy gas for their cars to get to work!  Also many are suffering due to the recent storm damages! 

Please vote NO on the 20.8% increase in salaries, as well as the post-retirement health benefits. Please lead by example!


Andrea Seastrand
Central Coast Taxpayers Association
P.O. Box 89
San Luis Obispo, California 93406

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