Prop 38 Town Hall Takes Place Wednesday

The Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber of Commerce is hosting the discussion on the initiative.

The Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee will present the Valley Regional Forum, a town hall discussion of Proposition 38 Wednesday.

The forum will feature Sandy Escodedo, a Prop 38 proponant and a senior policy analyst with the Advancement Project; Adrian Moore, vice president of policy at Reason Foundation; Chris Bushee of the California Teachers Association and Matthew Ward, vice president of Cal Lutheran University. Proposition author Molly Munger was originally scheduled to speak as well, but now will not be present.

Prop 38 is one of two initiatives that will raise income taxes on wealthy Californians and sales taxes on all Californians.

The purpose of Prop 38, is to provide a predictable stream of tax revenues in support of public schools from kindergarten through 12th grade.

"Prop 38 is the hottest topic on the Nov. 6 election ballot," according to a statement from the Chamber. "The issue pits Gov. Jerry Brown against Munger, an attorney and social activist on the future of California. The Governor has said that Prop 38 is a road block to his tax initiative, Prop 30. Prop 30 would also impose a multi-year, multi-billion dollar sales and income tax for state government in general."

The forum will take place Wednesday, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Woodland Hills campus of Cal Lutheran University, located at 5925 De Soto Ave.


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