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Al Ethans - City Of Stanton - www.ethansforstanton.comDo not vote for Al Ethans! He is not a friend of us taxpayers:
In 2016 Al Ethans is in favor of taxing basic needs like tap water, clothing, electricity, phones, gas for cars, etc. We need to save Prop 13! Don't vote for Al Ethans.
Al Ethans did not let you vote on our utility tax from the time he got into office in 1996 until 2001. This is against Proposition 13 which gives us the right to vote on our taxes. But now he claims to be a proponent of Propisition 13.
Al Ethans supported the Stanton parcel tax in 1997
Al Ethans supported the Stanton utility tax in 2001
Voted to place a 50% utility tax increase on our ballot in June 2012 even though he said he would not increase taxes during his campaigning for office.
Major fundraising and campaigning in favor of the 50% utility tax increase leads back to Al Ethans' home addresses!
Al Ethans increased our sewer fee again in 2012 (2nd year in a row) without a vote of the people while he was writing on his 2012 campaign website "no new taxes".
Then Al increased our taxes in 2014 and is in favor of keeping your sales taxes the highest in Orange County.
Where is all of this money going?
Source: Transparent California
More businesses closed on Beach Blvd. and around the city. Some highlights include the closure of Ralphs Grocery, 2 Albertsons, Sizzler, Freshia, Red Robin, Sizzler, Mimi's, Acapulco, Wendy's, Mario's, Alberto's, Burger King, China King, El Ranchito Market, and what used to be major shopping centers are almost completely vacant. This reduces our sales tax base.
Stanton businesses are gone which reduces employment opportunities for our community. We still have nearly the highest unemployment rate in all of Orange County and he still has not created a plan for employment opportunities in over 20 years.
Al has cost us taxpayers over a $1,000,000 of funding to our Sheriff and Fire departments leading to less sworn officers, crime suppression and fire personnel. Our taxes didn't go down but our safety services did. It has been uncovered that his home addresses was used for the recent campaign that would have increased our utility taxes by over 50%. If it were up to him a family of 5 would be paying around $500 a year on the city utility tax and cell phone tax combined.
City Hall cannot be trusted with more of our money. Sorry but there is no real fiscal transparency. City Hall just spent more than $24 million over the past few years on parks but this huge expenditure is mysteriously missing from the Stanton budget! Go to the Stanton website and try to find it in the budget. And the huge pensions for our city and safety service workers are missing too! Go look for yourself. Tens of millions of our dollars unaccounted for.
Did you know that Stanton has been acquiring properties such as small strip mall, strawberry field, commercial properties, residential properties, etc. when they claim to be poor? This adds up to over 60 properties around the city. I thought we were told for years that the city had no money?
More taxes for “safety services” is the same old tired story that we were told back in the 1980’s and 1990’s. The same story in 1997, the early 2000’s, 2012, and 2014 too. Remember, ask yourself, “Why doesn’t nearby Midway city, Rossmoor, and surrounding unincorporated islands have all these extra taxes for ‘safety services’ like Stanton does”?
Notes: Do not reelect this candidate. Al Ethans has had a dramatic negative impact on our city and has not followed through on all of his major campaign promises.
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