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VOTER APPROVAL FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT TAXES. LIMITATIONS ON FEES, ASSESSMENTS, AND CHARGES. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Limits authority of local governments to impose taxes and property-related assessments, fees, and charges. Requires majority of voters approve increases in general taxes and reiterates that two-thirds must approve special tax. Assessments, fees and charges must be submitted to property owners for approval or rejection, after notice and public hearing. Assessments are limited to the special benefit conferred. Fees and charges are limited to the cost of providing the service, and may not be imposed for general governmental services available to the public. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Annual local government revenue losses, potentially exceeding $100 million annually, due to restrictions on taxes, assessments, and fees. Annual state and local costs - potentially tens of millions of dollars - to pay property assessments and for new procedural and election requirements.
Joel Fox, Richard L. Gann, And Lee A. Phelps Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, 621 South Westmoreland Avenue, #202, Los Angeles, Ca 90005 (213) 384-9656
Voter Approval For Local Government Taxes. Limitations On Fees, Assessments, And Charges. California Initiative 683 (1995).