Support For Proposition 172, The
"Local Public Safety Protection And
Improvement Act Of 1993"

AS-2176-93/GA - September 10, 1993

WHEREAS, The many, well-demonstrated benefits of public higher education for the citizens of California depend upon appropriations that are sufficient to afford access to a high quality educational experience for all who stand ready to benefit; and

WHEREAS, Appropriations for The California State University have been insufficient over the last three years, at least, to provide for the state's future by affording access to a high quality educational experience for all who stand ready to benefit; and

WHEREAS, Sufficient appropriations depend not only upon the priority that policy-makers give to higher education, but also crucially upon sufficient revenues being made available to fund other high-priority governmental functions, including those for local public safety; and

WHEREAS, California voters on November 2, 1993, will consider Proposition 172, a proposal to make permanent an extra half-cent sales tax, the proceeds of which will be devoted to local public safety functions; and

WHEREAS, Devoting the proceeds of an extra half-cent sales tax to local public safety functions will offer state policy-makers an opportunity to invest other state revenues in other high priority areas, including, among other things, higher education; therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate, CSU, endorse Proposition 172, which would make permanent an extra half-cent sales tax, as proposed on the November 2, 1993, ballot; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU encourage campus senates to support Proposition 172, and to offer their views on the proposal to local campus communities.

APPROVED – SEPTEMBER 10, 1993



 
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