The mission of Alameda County Taxpayers’ Association [ACTA] is to achieve accountability for local taxes in Alameda County.
We seek to inform voters on tax purposes and cost.
We advocate for efficient and effective stewardship of taxpayer dollars.
Alameda County Grand Jury slams local governments for tax measures containing misleading and inaccurate information in violation of state law
On June 21, 2021, the Alameda County Grand Jury issued a report finding that six ballot measure questions submitted to Alameda County voters were slanted and/or misleading in violation of state law. The findings included a review of (2020) ‘Homelessness’ Measure W, a half-cent sales tax that is currently the subject of a lawsuit previously filed by ACTA.
The Grand Jury report found that the ballot measures it reviewed violated the impartiality requirement and were written in a slanted, biased, and inaccurate manner. Read the Grand Jury report to see the gimmicks our local governments use to mislead the voters.
The Alameda County Taxpayers’ Association joins with the rest of the Alameda County communities and people of color in supporting the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. This is the way that the American legal system can – and must – work. Unrestricted and unaccountable police violence has been allowed to exist for far too long and must be stopped. This case showed that the change must begin with the large numbers of true and faithful sworn police officers who publicly called out such behavior as totally unprofessional and unacceptable. We support peaceful demonstrations calling on elected officials to insist on changes in training and police accountability to the public they serve and in holding public officials, including public safety officers, responsible for their actions. There is much that needs to change throughout our society and our legal system; this is an important start, but we recognize that this is just the beginning of many changes that are long overdue.”
Analysis of all tax proposals submitted to voters to quantify costs to taxpayers.
Information available to all voters evaluating potential costs and benefits of each tax proposal.
Action to ensure our elected officials use funds as approved by the voters.
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Alameda County’s Measure C (half-cent sales tax increase) failed to receive the 2/3rds approval from voters as required by California's constitution. However, the county intends to move forward with the tax regardless. Help us win the fight!