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California Supreme Court Removes Taxpayer Protection Act from the November Ballot 


The California Supreme Court voted to remove the Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act (TPA) from the November ballot.  

TPA aimed to reinstate the two-thirds majority vote requirement for new taxes and grant voters the authority to approve or reject new and increased taxes.  

Legal Updates

This decision comes after a heated legal fight.  

Supporters said TPA would empower voters and uphold constitutional rights.  

While opponents argued that TPA was a major constitutional change needing legislative approval to be on the ballot. 

This breaks with the usual practice of letting voters decide on approved initiatives without court interference. 

The last time the court removed an initiative from the ballot before an election was 1999.

Looking to the Future

1.43 million Californians who signed the petition to get TPA on the ballot need to move their focus to opposing ACA 10 and ACA 13. 

ACA 10 would reduce the voter approval needed for local governments to issue bonds or impose special taxes for affordable housing and public infrastructure projects from two-thirds to 55%.  

This makes it easier to pass these measures, which could lead to more local tax increases that property managers would have to pay for.  

ACA 13 would make it harder to create new taxpayer protections by requiring them to meet the same high thresholds as those taxes. This has moved to be presented in 2026. 

Additionally, we need to support the Homelessness, Drug Addiction, and Theft Reduction Act.  

This initiative aims to address major issues in California by providing comprehensive solutions for homelessness, drug addiction, and theft-related crimes. Read more here 

Stay Connected

The good news is that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hear oral arguments over the legality of Measure ULA in October.  

Our united advocacy efforts need to continue as this fight against ULA persists. 

Please stay connected with us at BOMA on the Frontline for the latest news on Measure ULA.  

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