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Proposition 61: State Salary Limits

November 01, 1986

Why vote no on Proposition 61? It will not save taxpayers anything! It will not cut spending or taxes, but it will cost much more than we can afford in so many ways.

Proposition 61 would be a disaster for our world-class state, our counties and our cities. Ask those upon whom we depend for our basic protections--your police chief, fire chief and their staffs--ask the state superintendent of schools charged with providing our children with the best education possible--ask the president of the University of California, the chancellor of the State University System, Community College trustees, public health doctors, the California Taxpayers' Assn., the California Chamber of Commerce.

Ask private industry how they can provide contracted services, emergency or otherwise, to any public entity under the unrealistic figure Proposition 61 proposes they be paid.

How will vital emergency services be provided especially in the face of natural disasters to which we in California are prone?

Don't be fooled by this ill-conceived initiative. Unlike Proposition 13, Proposition 61 would increase the cost of operating government. It is bad public policy for California. Finally, it is grossly unfair to the hard-working, conscientious men and women who have devoted their lives to public service. The quality of life in California is at stake.

ANN M. SAUVAGEAU

Anaheim

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