Downtown Concord will become the headquarters of the Prop 30 movement Wednesday evening, as supporters rally for higher taxes to fund education.
Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, who represents the 11th District that includes Concord, is hosting Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson is attending, as well as former State Superintendent Delaine Eastin and members of the Mount Diablo Education Association.
The rally starts at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 and goes until 6:30 p.m.
- Increases personal income tax on annual earnings over $250,000 for seven years.
- Increases sales and use tax by ¼ cent for four years.
- Allocates temporary tax revenues 89% to K–12 schools and 11% to community colleges.
- Bars use of funds for administrative costs, but provides local school governing boards discretion to decide, in open meetings and subject to annual audit, how funds are to be spent.
- Guarantees funding for public safety services realigned from state to local governments.
Revenue estimates for Prop 30 range between $6.8 billion to $9 billion.
According to the Mount Diablo Education Association, if Prop 30 fails to pass, the district would lose 11 days of instruction and staff would face pay cuts of around 6 percent.
For full details, plus arguments for and against Prop 30, check out BallotPedia.
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