SDCTA to host 3 working groups focused on school bonds, behavioral health for kids, and greenhouse gas reductions.
SAN DIEGO (Feb. 21, 2017) --- The San Diego County Taxpayers Association (SDCTA) is inviting the public and members of government agencies to participate in three working groups focused on school bonds, behavioral health for kids and greenhouse gas reduction.
The goal is to engage a broad swath of perspectives from a variety of people and apply their insights and experiences to SDCTA policy recommendations.
“Growing distrust in our local community is preventing what we need to move our region forward,” said Haney Hong, SDCTA’s President and CEO. “As San Diego’s independent and non-partisan watchdog, we have important work to do on three topics, and we want to help people with different perspectives and interests collaborate and build trust.”
The longest of the working groups, the Bond Support Criteria Update, runs February to June 2017 and will review, clarify, and improve the current criteria SDCTA uses to evaluate school bonds.
The Youth Behavioral Health Services Metrics Charter working group runs February to April 2017 and will focus on developing metrics to evaluate the efficacy and efficiency of organizations that offer behavioral health services for children as well as the repeated costs to taxpayers when services are inadequate.
The Climate Action Cost Benefit Analysis working group, being held through May 2017, will develop a framework to evaluate and compare greenhouse gas reduction policies specific to the San Diego region.
The working groups are a first for SDCTA.
Participants must commit to attending three-quarters of meetings and be willing to conduct or find supporting research. SDCTA will ask participants to commit to the National Conflict Resolution Center’s Code of Civil Discourse. There is no charge to participate in the working groups.
To register for the working groups, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (619)234-6423.
The San Diego County Taxpayers Association is a non-profit, non-partisan organization, dedicated to promoting accountable, cost-effective and efficient government and opposing unnecessary new taxes and fees. For the last 70 years, the SDCTA has been providing information to help educate the public and save the region’s taxpayers millions. Public opinion polls consistently rate the SDCTA as the most "influential” and “trusted” public policy institution in San Diego.