Legislative Update

In this report … Important Issues Discussed in DC, Another Parcel Tax, Chapter’s PAC Activity in LA County City-Elections, Prop.13 and Split Roll. Contact Legislative Affairs Director Vickie Talley for help with your government affairs issues.

Important Issues Discussed with Congressional Members in Washington, D,C.

The recent Chapter Leadership & Legislative Retreat was attended by a strong delegation from NAIOP SoCal:  Past President Jim Camp,  President-Elect Pamela Westhoff, Membership Vice Chair Andy Bratt, Corporate Board Member Tom Wulf, Legislative Committee member Kevin Ivey, Assistant Executive Director Christina Hong and Legislative Affairs Director Peter Herzog.  The SoCal delegation met with five members of Congress and/or their staffs including newly elected Representatives Harley Rouda and Katie Hill.   Information packets were left with Representatives that provided detailed information on NAIOP’s positions on key priority issues including Tax Policy, Energy Efficiency and Environment, and Infrastructure and Transportation.  Also delivered to lawmakers was a summary of NAIOP SoCal Regional Issues, which included information on Realistic Approach to Federal Clean Air Standards, California’s Infrastructure, Transportation and Goods Movement, and Poverty and Lack of Middle Class Jobs.  Copies of the position papers will be found in the Legislative Update on our website.

Los Angeles Piling on Another Parcel Tax

The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education unanimously voted to put another Parcel Tax on the ballot for June 4, 2019.

The measure will implement a parcel tax of 16 cents per square foot of building improvements.  The goal is to raise $500 million for the “Strategic Planning for Adequate Funding of Public Education in Los Angeles”. 

To review a copy of the staff report outlining the proposal CLICK HERE. 

Los Angeles Times Article, “LA School Board Asks Property Owners to Show Support With More Tax Money”

Chapter’s Political Action Committee Active in Los Angeles County-City Elections

As a member of BizFed PAC, the Chapter is actively interviewing candidates and monitoring elections in Los Angeles County cities.  The PAC is also in the process of working to establish an Issues Political Action Committee specifically aimed at fighting Split Roll.  For more information on NAIOP SoCal PAC activities, contact Director of Legislative Affairs Vickie Talley.

 

Prop. 13 and Split Roll

In our effort to provide ongoing education and information to our members that they can easily share with their family, friends, co-workers, and clients, please print, post and distribute the two-page Orange County Taxpayers Association’s “What is Proposition 13 and Threats to Proposition 13” which addresses the Split Roll threat.