Founded on October 17, 1960, the Solano County Taxpayers Association (SCTA) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization and has a proud history of working for YOUR interests.
1. For over fifty (50) years, SCTA members are helping review local government budgets and point out wasteful and ineffective expenditures, helping those local governments better use taxpayers’ money.
2. SCTA sponsors numerous candidate debate forums. These highly successful forums serve to educate the public about candidates for local public office.
3. SCTA members testified before the Little Hoover Commission regarding the Report “Clearer Structure, Cleaner Water: Improving Performance and Outcomes at the State Water Boards.”
4. SCTA members testified before the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Board to help improve the Board’s understanding of the challenges faced by the City of Dixon and help improve the Board’s knowledge of the City’s efforts to protect water quality.
5. Successfully lobbied the California Legislature for legislation to give local government much-needed control over salt-discharging water softeners. 2007 (AB 2270 Feuer) and 2009 (AB 1366 Feuer)). The Governor signed Assembly Bill 1366 giving local municipalities the authority to regulate salt based water softeners after following certain regulatory steps.
6. Working with and supporting the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.
7. Helped defeat Measure H – a half cent sales tax increase proposed by the Solano Transportation Authority (STA) to provide County funds to maintain an interstate highway. – Measure H was defeated in 2006. This was the third time that STA had proposed a half cent sales tax increase to provide County funds to maintain an interstate highway. The measure was defeated each time.
8. Helped California cities to place ballot initiatives to repeal unfair water and sewer rate increases. 2006-2010
9. Assisted the citizens of Rio Vista in the development of a referendum for waste water treatment facilities.
10. Formed the First Coalition of Bay Area Taxpayers in opposition to the Bay Bridges toll increase.
11. Endorsed and supported efforts of SCTA member Ralph Morrell for the formation of a State Grand Jury and the abolishment of the Legislators’ “slush fund” 1996-2002
12. Introduced the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Board, State Legislators and the citizens of Dixon to the man most likely to be this decade’s greatest celebrity, none other than Mr. Salty. Mr Salty lobbied Legislators to give local government much-needed control over salt-discharging water softeners. His charmed convinced the Governor to sign the bill into law.
Mr. SALTY at a Regional Water Quality Board Meeting. Sacramento, CA April 17 2008.