Join us for our September 20th Membership Meeting. Topics include:
Meet the Candidates for LA County Superior Court
Did you know that superior court judges preside over trial court cases, both civil and criminal? They hear witnesses' testimony and other evidence and decide cases by applying the law to the relevant facts. Our September General Membership Meeting will feature a forum with the eight candidates for LA County Superior Court, vying for Seats 4, 16, 60, and 133.
Each of the candidates running for these four seats will share their background and priorities; there will be ample time for Q &A. Speakers include:
Seat 4: Alfred A. Coletta and A. Verónica Sauceda
Seat 16: Patricia “Patti” Hunter and Sydne Jane Michel
Seat 60: Tony J. Cho and Holly L. Hancock
Seat 113: Javier Perez and Michael P. Ribons
Learn About What’s at Stake with the Gas Tax Repeal (Prop. 6)
One of the most contested California ballot measures this November is Proposition 6, which would reverse last year’s fuel tax and vehicle fee increases. At issue is Senate Bill 1, which Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers approved in Spring 2017. It raised gas taxes 12 cents per gallon, diesel taxes 20 cents per gallon (plus an additional four percent diesel sales tax increase), and vehicle fees anywhere from $25 to $175 per year based on a vehicle’s value. Nearly two-thirds of that tax revenue goes to repair California’s highways and roads, according to a report from the state’s non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office. The rest funds mass transit and other transportation projects.
The question before voters with Proposition 6 is not simply whether to repeal SB 1. The initiative would also require voter approval for any fuel tax or vehicle fee hikes in the future — even those approved by future governors and Legislatures.
Join us as we learn about the pros and cons of Prop. 6 with Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning, Martin Wachs of UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs.