OCTaxPAC State Watch

Taxes vs. Fees

The Orange County Taxpayers Association prefers fees to taxes. We like the fact that the users of a specific service, rather than the general public, pay for that service.


Fees are paid only by users of a service. Examples are toll roads, permits, licenses, public parking, small claims court and water bills. Motor vehicle fuel “taxes” which are spent on roads are actually fees. Motor vehicle fuel taxes that are diverted to general governmental services are true taxes.


Taxes are paid by the general public for general governmental services, provided for the general public’s benefit, and for which it is infeasible for the users of the services to pay. Examples are jails, police and fire protection, municipal and superior courts, voter registration and elections.

State Ballot Propositions

For more information regarding the 2020 State Ballot Propositions and OCTax's positions, please click below. 

Proposition 14: Neutral

Proposition 15: OPPOSE

Proposition 16: Neutral

Proposition 17: Neutral

Proposition 18: OPPOSE

Proposition 19: OPPOSE

Proposition 20: Neutral

Proposition 21: OPPOSE

Proposition 22: SUPPORT

Proposition 23: Neutral

Proposition 24: Neutral 

Proposition 25: Neutral