The answer to everything in California seems to be raising taxes. Raising taxes has done nothing good for this state. The money doesn't go toward the intended uses, it just lines the already fat pockets of public employees and unions.
Sacramento-area Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) has proposed a constitutional amendment to lower the margin needed for local governments to pass a tax increase or bond measure.
It would lower the two-thirds supermajority need to to win to just 55%.
She has it in her mind that it should be easier to raise taxes or issue bonds for transit, water, parks, and low-income housing projects:
"Local communities know their priorities best. This constitutional amendment will offer an important tool for local leaders to support projects and determine how to pay for them."
This amendment itself needs a two-thirds supermajority vote from the Legislature in order to pass. And if it does, California voters will decide in 2018 whether to lower the threshold needed to pass tax hikes.
Los Angeles County Measure H, which is a tax raise for the homeless problem, needs a two-thirds supermajority to pass. If this Assemblywoman has her way, all kinds of tax raises could easily win.
California is taxing us to death!