We understand that Californians expect a lot from their government. We also know the current system does not provide it. We can do better and that is why Californians should approve Proposition 31 on Nov. 6.
Communities need stable revenue streams for basic, essential services. Prop. 31 will take cities, counties and schools off the wild roller-coaster ride of recent years as state funding becomes more dependable.
Healthy communities rely on an array of local services — education, public safety, health and public works. While key regional and state services are essential, local government agencies are best placed to respond to local needs. One size does not fit all in a state as large and diverse as California.
Prop. 31 makes it easier for local governments to work together and improve public services through collaborative measures. We are well-placed in Yolo County to build upon long-standing collaborations and regional cooperation and use this new authority to improve government services.
We believe the people of Davis, Yolo County and the state of California deserve better than the status quo. Please join us in voting yes on Prop. 31.
Don Saylor, Yolo County supervisor and former Davis mayor and Davis Board of Education member
Helen Thomson, former Assemblymember, Yolo County supervisor and Davis Board of Education member
Dan Wolk, Davis mayor pro tem