Letters to the Editor

Vigilant on Prop. 13

Every move to change the voting ratio from two-thirds to 55 percent should raise the antenna of taxpayers. One change sets the stage for the next; precedents are regularly being set behind the scenes that lead to revision — or unexpected repeal — of laws. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that those maneuvers are intentional. The goal in this case is more and more taxes and reversal of Proposition 13.

Ever since Proposition 13 was established, attempts have been presented under different guises with the same intent. Thank God for Jon Coupal and the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, which regularly publicizes, challenges and even sues to protect the taxpayers from this subterfuge.

If Caren Ray did not know what she was doing when she recently voted to lower the two-thirds voter approval to increase sales tax to a simple majority — thus raising taxes and setting the above-mentioned precedent — she is not a representative of the people.

Lynn Compton has publicly stated she will remain vigilant and vote “no” every time efforts to compromise Proposition 13 arise. She knows how it works.