Next Move for Anti-Gang Tax Supporters?
Supervisor Roger Dickinson
Now that both city and county officials have rejected Sacramento County Supervisor Roger Dickinson’s push for an anti-gang sales tax, what will the measure’s supporters do next? Well, they might try to go directly to voters themselves.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Dickinson says leaving the Sacramento region’s gang problems as they are now is simply not an option.
Dickinson: “We will have kids and families and neighborhoods pay the price for the minority of the council being unwilling to proceed.”
So now, the measure’s backers must decide what to do next. One possibility: go around the city and county officials who opposed the tax. Just like all those state propositions, voters can collect signatures to force a local initiative onto the ballot as well.
Dickinson: “I think what we will do – as the supporters of this effort – is weigh and balance the advantages and disadvantage of proceeding on a Sacramento city-only basis vs. a county-wide basis and make an appropriate decision.”
Still, the earliest such a measure could make the ballot is June of 2010.