April 8, 2010
CONTACT: Lani Lutar
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Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR
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San Diego County Taxpayers Association Opposes Term Limits for County Supervisors
Experience with term limits in Sacramento shows they aren’t a solution
(San Diego) – The San Diego County Taxpayers Association’s Board of Directors voted to oppose Proposition B, a measure limiting members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to serving two terms in office. The measure will come before voters on the June 8, 2010 primary ballot.
Lani Lutar, President & CEO of the Association, said SDCTA’s board listed several concerns with the term limits measure:
- Term limits remove the right of voters to choose the best candidate for the job. Voters already have the power to limit terms by voting out elected officials when they aren’t doing their jobs.
- It is poor public policy to implement a change to the County’s governance structure to address concerns over the current make-up of the Board of Supervisors.
“The San Diego County Taxpayers Association does not see term limits as a solution,” said Lutar. “Voters already have the power to limit terms by voting out elected officials who don’t do their jobs. Proposition B takes away your right to vote for the best person for the job.
“While I can understand the frustrations of some groups and individuals with how government operates, Proposition B does not accomplish the goal of promoting good government. One only needs to look at the state legislature to understand the unintended consequences of looking for a quick fix to reform government.”
A copy of the full staff analysis of Proposition B is available at www.sdcta.org or by calling (619) 234-6423.
The San Diego County Taxpayers Association is a non-profit, non-partisan organization, dedicated to promoting accountable, cost-effective and efficient government and opposing unnecessary new taxes and fees. Founded in 1945, SDCTA has spent the past 65 years saving the region’s taxpayers millions of dollars, as well as generating information to help educate the public.