Join Dolores Huerta, Arvin City Mayor, Jose Gurrola, Former City Councilman, Mark Salvaggio and CSUB Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department, Dr. Mark Martinez for a Community Town Hall on the Proposition 13 Commercial Property Tax Loophole and learn more about the statewide Make It Fair Initiative.

Make It Fair Townhall
Thursday, November 9th, 2017
6:00 to 8:00 P.M

Carpenter’s Hall
911 20th Street Bakersfield, CA

Learn about how we can close California’s commercial property tax loophole and invest more than $68 million into our local schools, libraries, parks and hospitals.

This event is free. Please register at to RSVP and reserve your seat!

Dinner and childcare provided.

For more information about Make it Fair, visit

For more information, or to RSVP, please contact:
Jess Contreras, DHF Civic Engagement Coordinator

Please register at

Donald Trump is planning big tax cuts for corporations and will pay for them with massive budget cuts—taking away health care, education, job training and even Meals on Wheels from millions of Americans.  Right here in California these same wealthy corporations are pocketing over $9 billion dollars in commercial property tax breaks every year – money that should be going to education, health care and all the other local services Trump wants to take away. California can no longer afford it. Big corporations and the wealthy need to pay their fair share.

The Make It Fair campaign is standing up to Trump and making our state more self-reliant by closing a loophole, leveling the playing field, and updating under-assessed commercial properties based on their actual value. Make It Fair will provide $9 billion of annual revenue that can be used to protect education, health care and the other services we care about from Trump’s cuts while protecting small businesses and reaffirming Prop 13’s protections for homeowners. This common sense correction to our property tax system will generate billions of dollars in desperately needed revenue by updating under-assessed commercial properties based on their actual value and creating a level playing field for all businesses.


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