Vote NO on Measure S & Measure Y – Sales Tax Increases
The Executive Committee of the Libertarian Party of Orange County has voted to oppose Measure S and Measure Y, which will be on the November 3, 2020 General Election ballot in Fullerton and Los Alamitos. Measure S raises the sales tax in Fullerton to 9%. Measure Y raises the sales tax in Los Alamitos to 9.25%.
Orange County cities are struggling to maintain their budgets, while trying to afford unsustainable public pensions and salary increases. Rather than making the difficult decisions needed to deal with these escalating costs, cities are simply asking voters to approve more taxes to shore up their finances. Voters should expect more tax increases on their ballots in the coming years.
The Libertarian Party of Orange County opposes these sales tax increases: Instead of imposing burdensome taxes on individuals and businesses, local governments should deal with escalating costs directly—by reining in excessive salary and benefit increases, and addressing unsustainable public pensions.