JON COUPAL PRESIDENT, HOWARD JARVIS TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) is the largest taxpayers association in California with a membership of over 200,000. Founded by the late Howard Jarvis, the author of Proposition 13, HJTA’s name is synonymous with tax relief and the uncompromising defense of the California homeowner.
From 1991 to 1998, Jon Coupal served as Director of Legal Affairs for HJTA, overseeing the organization’s litigation and lobbying efforts. He is a recognized expert in California fiscal affairs and has argued numerous tax cases before the courts. Coupal also successfully defended Proposition 140, the state’s term limit initiative, before the California Supreme Court. In 1995, he won a major ruling before the Supreme Court when it upheld the validity of Proposition 62, an HJTA sponsored initiative guaranteeing the right to vote on local taxes.
He is also the principal drafter of Proposition 218, the Right to Vote on Taxes Act, a measure passed by the voters in November 1996. Coupal is also Chairman of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Foundation which provides funding for taxpayer rights litigation and educational studies.
Jon is the leading expert on the dreaded “split roll”, which will be on the ballot in California in November 2020. This measure would “split” commercial property out from under the protections of Proposition 13, leading to a massive tax increase on business that will cripple our economy.
Don’t miss this dynamic, nationally known tax expert who will tell us how to stop the split roll at the Lincoln Club & also welcome our new Chapter Chairman Mike Lewis!