Cities applaud CA Supreme Court striking Taxpayer Deception Act from November ballot

Jun 20, 2024

Kayla Sherwood, 530-844-1744,

Sacramento — This morning, the California Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision ruling the “Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act” initiative cannot be included on the November 2024 ballot. 

The League of California Cities Executive Director and CEO Carolyn Coleman issued the below statement:

“No amount of funding from wealthy corporations will change the fact that the California Supreme Court decided the Taxpayer Deception Act is unconstitutional. It’s great news for cities and their residents that this dangerous initiative will not move forward this year, and local officials can now keep their focus on delivering vital local services.”

Established in 1898, the League of California Cities is a nonprofit statewide association that advocates for cities with the state and federal governments and provides education and training services to elected and appointed city officials.