Los Angeles Daily News-
Los Angeles County officials are doing what they always do when county-sponsored tax increases are on the ballot —using your tax dollars to campaign for the tax hike under the fiction that they are just trying to educate voters.
The county fire department’s “impartial” slideshow on Measure FD, the property tax increase on the March ballot, includes little more than campaign talking points written by political consultants to encourage a “yes” vote. There isn’t a single word about how the tax would increase housing costs and retail prices during the midst of an affordability crisis.
The “educational” materials also fail to mention that the tax has no expiration date, lacks an impartial appeals process and has a senior exemption that is narrower than most.