Here’s a great opportunity to TAKE ACTION and help your Chamber stop a JOB KILLER bill in California. Senate Constitutional Amendment 5 (SCA 5) threatens to dismantle Proposition 13, which has maintained stable property taxes for homeowners and businesses for the last 40 years. SCA 5 would implement a split-roll property tax increase, something voters have consistently rejected since 1978, because it would harm business with increasing property taxes and rent. The Santa Maria Valley Chamber and Cal Chamber are among the growing coalition of organizations opposed to this proposed constitutional amendment, but we need your help!

We encourage all business owners to become educated about this proposal and to reach out to their elected officials, expressing support for maintaining the protections built into Prop 13 and avoiding adding to already high costs of doing business in California.

Here are some resources for your use:


Prop 13 Fact Sheet

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