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