2011 Tax Policy Conference
Conference Materials (pdf)
Background Information on California's Economy & Tax System - Huong Nguyen, SJSU Accounting Student
What is Tax Policy? / Goals for conference
Understanding the California Economy - Dr. Nancy Sidhu, LA County Economic Development Corporation
The California Business Climate - Scott Hodge, Tax Foundation
Principles of Sound State Tax Policy - Annette Nellen, SJSU
The Challenged Relationship of California and Its Cities - Michael Coleman, League of CA Cities
Helpful links suggested by Mr. Coleman:
Michael Coleman, “Milestones in Municipal Revenues: A Historical Perspective,” Chapter One of The California Municipal Resources Handbook 2008 Edition.
Legislative Analyst's Office, Cal Facts: California's Economy and Budget in Perspective - State and Local Finances, January 2011.
Institute for Local Government, Understanding the Basics of County and City Revenues. 2008.
Michael Coleman, Reforming California Municipal Finance, January 2011.
Perspectives on the State of California's Budget, Tax Policy and Fiscal Reform
Todd Robinson, Berger Lewis Accountancy Corporation
Sidney Espinosa, Mayor of Palo Alto
Relevance of the Feds
Oksana Jaffe, CA Assembly Revenue & Taxation Committee
J. Pat Powers, Baker & McKenzie
Carley A. Roberts, Morrison & Foerster