FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 8, 2014
CONTACT: Justin Matheson, 800-916-1770 ext. 8
BRYSON VOTES TO SAVE MISSION VIEJO RESIDENTS $42 MILLION IN TAXES
CUSD Resolution will terminate special Mello-Roos taxes
(LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif.) – Anna Bryson, a small business owner, respected education reformer and candidate for the 73rd Assembly District, tonight announced her vote in support of the CUSD Board Resolution 1314-29 to terminate early the special taxes levied upon residents of Mission Viejo affected by Community Facility District (CFD) No. 87-1.
“This resolution will not only provide welcome relief for taxpayers, they will also help keep our community moving in the right direction,” said Bryson. “We’ve proven that higher taxes don’t necessarily mean better schools. In fact, as a CUSD Trustee, I’m proud to say that the recent California District Grade Cards show that Capistrano schools are doing more with less as the top-performing district in the state.”
“I’ll take that same approach to Sacramento, where I can help protect California families and businesses from getting hit with higher taxes and overzealous regulations.”
Developers often use CFDs, commonly known as Mello-Roos taxes, to fund infrastructure projects. This change means that taxpayers in Mission Viejo could save up to $42 million.
As a trustee on the Capistrano Unified School District, Anna Bryson has been one of California’s leading education reformers, helping to balance the district’s budget while increasing educational excellence.