- Historic 395 Sign Project The Temecula Historical Society's current project is the installation of Historic US 395 Route signs along original highway segments that are still in existence in the City of Temecula. They have determined the number of signs required and their associated costs. They continue to work on funding for the project to cover the sign costs before the installation of the signs.
We want to thank The Temecula Valley Historical Society for the plaque in recognition of our support, hopefully we can bring a little more attention to the project and help get it completed.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
- Chamber's Positions on November 2010 Statewide Ballot Measures
The Temecula Valley, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore Valley and Wildomar Chambers of Commerce released their positions on the November 2010 Statewide Ballot Measures. The Chambers spent the last few months reviewing each measure and the impacts on the business community. It is an important year for our regional business community and businesses are urged to understand how each measure impacts our regional economy.
Proposition 19: Legalization and Taxation of Marijuana
Proposition 19 allows people 21 years old or older to possess, cultivate, or transport marijuana for personal use while permitting local governments to regulate and tax commercial production and sale of marijuana to people 21 years old or older. Furthermore, prohibits people from possessing marijuana on school grounds, using it in public, smoking it while minors are present, or providing it to anyone under 21 years old and maintains current prohibitions against driving while impaired.
Proposition 20: Voters FIRST Act for Congress
The Proposition 20 extends the responsibilities of the Citizens Redistricting Commission (Commission) and gives the Commission the authority to draw the boundaries for the United States Congressional Districts.
Proposition 21: Annual Vehicle License Surcharge to Fund State Parks
Proposition 21 establishes an $18 annual state vehicle license surcharge and grants free admission to all state parks to surcharged vehicles and requires deposit of surcharge revenue in a new trust fund. The trust funds would be used solely to operate, maintain and repair the state park system, and to protect wildlife and natural resources. The Proposition exempts commercial vehicles, trailers and trailer coaches from the surcharge and requires annual independent audit and review by citizens’ oversight committee.
Proposition 22: Local Taxpayers, Public Safety, and Transportation Act
This Proposition would prohibit the State from taking, borrowing or redirecting local taxpayer funds dedicated to public safety, emergency response and other vital local government services. Furthermore, the act would protect vital, dedicated transportation and public transit funds from state raids.
Proposition 23: Suspension of AB 32
Also known as the California Jobs Initiative, Proposition 23 would delay the operation and implementation of AB 32 until California’s unemployment rate returns to the levels that existed at the time of its adoption, 5.5% or less, for four consecutive calendar quarters.
Proposition 24: Repeal of Corporate Tax Breaks
Proposition 24 would repeal several corporate tax reforms that are slated to go into effect in 2010 and 2012. The corporate tax reforms were approved by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in February 2009 as part of the budget agreement.
Proposition 25: Vote Requirement for Passage of State Budget
The Proposition changes the legislative vote requirement necessary to pass the state budget from two-thirds to a simple majority. Furthermore, it provides that if the Legislature fails to pass a budget bill by June 15, all members of the Legislature will permanently forfeit any reimbursement for salary and expenses for every day until the day the Legislature passes a budget bill.
Proposition 26: Vote Requirement for State Levies and Charges
Proposition 26 increases legislative vote requirement to two-thirds for state levies and charges, with limited exceptions, and for certain taxes currently subject to majority vote. This Proposition changes the State Constitution to require voters to approve, either by two-thirds or majority, local levies and charges with limited exceptions.
Proposition 27: Elimination State Commission on Redistricting
Proposition 27 eliminates 14-member redistricting commission (created by Proposition 11, 2008) selected from applicant pool picked by government auditors and consolidates authority for establishing state Assembly, Senate, and Board of Equalization district boundaries with elected state representatives responsible for drawing congressional districts.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
- Redesigned Web Site We decided it was time to update our own website. We have been working for a couple of years on perfecting AskCLB.com, our online yellow pages website. During that time, the website for Community Little Book had been transformed a number of times. It started as the website for both our print and online directories. When we spun off AskCLB.com for our internet yellow pages, CommunityLittleBook.com became a hybrid website. It was supposed to feature our print yellow pages, but it had a great deal of information from the online yellow pages as well.
We finally decided that we needed a change. CommunityLittleBook.com was going to only feature our printed books. As a result, we had to compeletly redesign the website. Now it is much smaller, easier to use and faster. You can still get to our online yellow pages by following the link to AskCLB.com from the homepage. The look and feel of the site it much more contemporary that what we had. Hopefully you like the changes as much as we do.
Friday, October 22, 2010