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About the San Diego Taxpayers Educational Foundation
The San Diego Taxpayers Educational Foundation (SDTEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 1988 with the purpose of conducting studies and researching activities for the support and benefit of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association (SDCTA). SDTEF also partners with local colleges and universities to facilitate courses targeted toward local elected officials, public officeholders, and municipal employees.
SDTEF also serves as the convening and facilitating body for the Public Regional Outcomes Standards Initiative.
About the San Diego County Taxpayers Association
SDCTA is San Diego's non-profit, non-partisan, local public policy think tank and government watchdog group. We work to reduce the need for tax revenue or taxpayer debt by advocating for policies that create efficiencies in public services, which affect San Diegans’ quality of life and against policies that disengage, disaffect, and disenfranchise the taxpayer.
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What is the Purpose of this Page?
This wiki aims to provide a publicly accessible repository of information on San Diego County's public policy past and present. It is hosted by the San Diego Taxpayer's Educational Foundation, but all community members are welcome to contribute to this wiki. The aim of this page is to help democratize information and broaden accessibility to important resources for San Diego County residents.
San Diego voters are encouraged to use this page as a resource to access non-partisan, evidence-based analyses of important ballot measures and political issues, as well as to understand the context behind those issues.
San Diego County Geography and Demographics
San Diego County is divided into five regions: North coastal, North inland, North Central, Central, East County, and South County. North coastal encompasses cities such as Oceanside, Carlsbad, Del Mar, and Encinitas. North Inland includes Escondido and surrounding rural areas. Central County encompasses downtown San Diego, and East County includes cities such as El Cajon, La Mesa, and Santee. South County is home to cities such as Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, and National City.
What are San Diego taxpayers talking about today?
The San Diego Taxpayers Educational Foundation strives to study issues that are the most relevant in the lives of San Diego Taxpayers. This section contains background on some of those issues, as well as actions SDTEF and SDCTA have taken around those issues.
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