As you all know by now, Proposition 15 is on the ballot this year in November, and if passed would create $12.5 billion in new taxes, the largest tax hike in our state’s history. It would do so by eliminating the 1% cap on property taxes for businesses throughout the state, including agricultural processing facilities such as cotton gins. In addition, it would trigger annual reassessments for agricultural fixtures, such as irrigation systems, solar installations on farms and processors, barns, and even permanent crop trees and vines.
In a year like 2020, it is difficult to fathom we are facing something like Proposition 15. For cotton growers and ginners, the time to take a stand is right now! We need every member to contribute!
Therefore, we are respectfully asking each of our members to send us a check for $500 to $1,000 to help specifically on this effort.
Please fill out the attached form and make the check payable to Alliance of California’s Farmers and Ranchers and mail it back to our office at 1785 N. Fine Avenue, Fresno, California, 93727. If you should have any questions, please call our office at (559)252-0684.