Silicon Valley Taxpayers Association is dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of the taxpayers of Silicon Valley against the over–reaching and over–spending of government.
We invite you to join us in that mission!
It's election time (November 3, 2015).
So, it's that time again when local governments are seeking ever higher taxes.
The Silicon Valley Taxpayers Association urges a NO vote on the following measures:
Santa Clara County:
1. Measure A (City of Los Altos $65M Bond Measure)
2. Measure B (Union Elementary School District $95 parcel tax)
San Mateo County:
1. Measure S (City of San Mateo 1/4% Sales Tax)
2. Measure T (Redwood City School District $193M Bond Measure)
3. Measure V (City of San Carlos $45M Bond Measure)
4. Measure W (City of South San Francisco .5% Sales Tax)
5. Measure X (San Mateo-Foster City School District $148M Bond Measure)
Mark Hinkle, President
We are pleased to report...
...in savings to Santa Clara County taxpayers--and counting!
...thanks to our legal victory over the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority.
...in savings to San Mateo County taxpayers!
...thanks to our defeat of Measure G, the five-year-long parcel tax, in San Mateo County (Nov. 6, 2012).
* Figure approximated by the authors of Measure G.
SVTA in the News:
Here are examples of SVTA's recent press coverage of our positions and activities:
7/25/15 SVTA president Mark Hinkle quoted in San Jose Mercury News article on San Jose Struggles to cut pension costs:
7/20/15 SVTA president Mark Hinkle OpEd piece in San Jose Mercury News: California doesn't need more tax dollars:
10/8: SVTA president Mark Hinkle interviewed by Tony Kovaleski for NBC Channel 11 News report on San Jose City College re-direction of Measure G bond funds. Here's the link: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/Spending-of-San-Jose-Evergreen-College-District-Community-College-Bond-Money-Questioned-226796191.html
5/22: SVTA president Mark Hinkle interviewed on "Free and Clear" program (KKUP).
3/26: SVTA cited on SJ Council's taxpayer incentives for Samsung; NBC Bay Area (KNTV)
3/6: SVTA director Aaron Neighbour on SJ Council's push for easier tax hikes; SJ Merc. News
3/5: SVTA president Mark Hinkle quoted on SCC's gun buy-back protest; Palo Alto Patch
Learn what else we've been up to! See these articles & more in our Press Room.