Private Clubs Need Protection NOW - Before They're Taxed out of Existence

Private clubs are facing a huge taxation threat in the November 2020 election. CSCA is taking the unprecedented step of contributing $100,000 to defeat these initiatives. Every club in the state needs to take action to protect its future and immediately contribute to the PAC which CSCA is forming. The funding to help fight to protect Prop 13 must come not only from CSCA, but from each and every club as well as the individual members of those clubs. Getting immediate donations from all of our members and from our members’ members may very well make the difference between extinction and survival for many California clubs.

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Address: California State Club Association | 1048 Irvine Ave #773 | Newport Beach, CA 92660


CSCA Stands Alongside the Business Community and Associations Representing the Rights of Affected Minorities

The CSCA PAC Against Higher Property Taxes will use all of the funds it raises to join the broader business community’s efforts to defeat the split roll property tax initiative. We stand alongside Californians to Protect Prop 13 and Stop Higher Property Taxes. This committee has recruited over 1200 coalition partners including every statewide business and taxpayer organization along with the NAACP, United Latinos Vote and the American Action Network. It is being led by the California Business Roundtable, California Chamber of Commerce, California Taxpayers Association, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and California Business Properties Association. CSCA’s membership and clubs across California would be negatively impacted by this initiative. As such, the CSCA PAC Against Higher Property Taxes will inform and engage clubs across the state and those clubs' members about the threat this initiative poses to the continued existence of these important community organizations.

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Address: California State Club Association | 1048 Irvine Ave #773 | Newport Beach, CA 92660


To Do Their Part, Clubs and Their Members Are Being Asked to Raise $2 Million with CSCA

100% of the CSCA PAC Against Higher Property Taxes will fund the fight against split roll tax initiatives. The PAC will be funded by the CSCA itself with an initial contribution of $100,000 and then by contributions from member clubs as well as the individual members of clubs throughout California.

We realize that budgets in 2020 have been severely impacted by COVID-19 and that money is tight to say the least. Yet we recognize that as bad as this pandemic has been for your club, the split roll tax initiatives pose a far more dramatic threat. CSCA hopes to raise more than $2 million to assist in the fight against these devastating initiatives. Moreover, the time to raise these funds is NOW.

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Please make checks payable to CSCA Against Higher Property Taxes.
Address: California State Club Association | 1048 Irvine Ave #773 | Newport Beach, CA 92660


The Split Roll Property Tax Initiatives Do NOT Have Carve-outs for Nonprofit Entities Including Clubs

Every private club in California should be deeply concerned about the provisions of the split roll tax initiatives. They both appear to provide for reassessment of commercial real property “that is not otherwise exempt under the Constitution.” With no clear “exemption” under the Constitution for ANY private club, no carve-out for nonprofit entities and even the golf course portions of our clubs facing dramatically higher assessments, the threat to private clubs is massive and imminent.

These initiatives have ramifications for all clubs and their ecosystem of professionals and businesses.

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Please make checks payable to CSCA Against Higher Property Taxes.
Address: California State Club Association | 1048 Irvine Ave #773 | Newport Beach, CA 92660


The Split Roll Property Tax Initiatives Sweepingly Reinterpret Club Property In Order to Tax It 

One of two split roll property tax initiatives that have qualified will go forward on the November 2020 ballot. Under each version, Proposition 13 limitations on increases in real property taxes will be eliminated for most commercial and industrial real property. Both versions require counties to assess “commercial and industrial real property” at the fair market value of such property at least every three years, and as often as annually. Suddenly with the passage of either initiative, owners of “commercial” real property will face massive tax hikes. Nonprofit entities including clubs are not carved out from the reassessment of commercial properties and will face massive tax hikes. Lawyers analyzing these initiatives believe that city clubs, beach clubs, country clubs, yacht clubs and golf clubs will all be at risk of being taxed at substantially higher levels, and potentially taxed out of existence. 

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Please make checks payable to CSCA Against Higher Property Taxes.
Address: California State Club Association | 1048 Irvine Ave #773 | Newport Beach, CA 92660


Again, These Split Roll Property Tax Initiatives Threaten Both Clubs and the Whole Economy

Can Californians really survive a massive tax increase on businesses and agriculture in the state, when those tax increases will be passed on, substantially to consumers in the form of price increases? Are Californians ready to dismantle Prop 13, which since 1978 has provided the platform for California’s robust economic development? 

With the uncertainty for so many of California’s businesses brought on by the pandemic, 2020 is absolutely the wrong time to ratchet up financial pressure on businesses, big or small. In this volatile economic environment, the members of private clubs should place opposition to both split roll initiatives among their highest priorities in 2020.

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Please make checks payable to CSCA Against Higher Property Taxes.
Address: California State Club Association | 1048 Irvine Ave #773 | Newport Beach, CA 92660


WELCOME TO CALIFORNIA STATE CLUB ASSOCIATION

As the leading voice of private clubs in California, we serve and protect our members and the interests of all private clubs in the State by providing legislative support and continuing education on matters affecting our member clubs.

What we stand for:

CSCA stands for the right of every truly private club to determine its own membership policy and to manage its own operations free of direct or indirect government dictation, supervision, or interference. This it defends as a right guaranteed by both the Federal and the State Constitutions. CSCA does not advise clubs about what their membership or management policies should be. These policies, it believes, are matters solely for each club’s independent decision. CSCA, therefore, does not stand for any particular membership or any other club policy.

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CSCA's effectiveness depends not only upon reasoned arguments but also political clout. The more individual club members belonging to CSCA, the more political muscle we have. Clubs should belong to CSCA to preserve their continued existence as truly private clubs. CSCA is a resource for current “hot button” issues challenging private clubs. We are currently advocating state golf taxation issues and water issues. Because CSCA is the only entity in California that speaks for private clubs, it is their only voice, advocate, champion and defender against continuous attacks.

CSCA is the ONLY entity that speaks for its member clubs at the state level.