Geoff Geis

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The Defeat of Measure E

The defeat of Measure E by Los Angeles voters is yet another example of how the passage of Proposition 13, in 1978, continues to doom our state’s future. Despite being on the ballot in a low-turnout, conservative-skewed election, “yes” on Measure E received a majority of votes but was defeated because Prop 13 requires any new tax measure to receive a 2/3 vote.

The consequence? Property owners will save a paltry $400 over the next four years, while school children will continue to suffer in over-crowded classrooms helmed by over-stressed and under-equipped teachers. For the sake of our continued existence, we must repeal Prop 13. Even better, we should remove the entire Propositional system itself from our system of governance.

Congratulations to those who voted against Prop 16, though. Thank goodness that didn’t pass.

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Music

This is Soft Sailors! We're a new band from Los Angeles. We don't have any upcoming shows scheduled, but you can hear us online:

Also, here are some solo songs I've uploaded recently to Soundcloud. I'm playing solo July 19th at the Pickle Factory at 647 Lamar Street in Los Angeles and September 1st at Los Globos in LA for a KCHUNG benefit.

In 2011, I released my first solo album, Princess. You can listen to it and download it on Bandcamp:

From 2005 until 2011, I was in the band Pizza! This is our album We Come From the Swamp:

From 2008-2010, I was in the band Big Whup. Here's one of our songs that I sang, called "Cover My Eyes:"

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