Why we live the way we live now in California

“First, as something of a preface, let’s just posit that Prop 13 has been an overall disaster for the state. After all, this is a progressive blog. If you want details of how that is the case, well, just use that google box to the left. We have plenty of information about that. You could argue that it did put a reasonable check on property taxes, but it also tossed the baby right out with the bathwater by making the property tax system ripe for the gaming.”
Prop 13: Shifting the Burden to Homeowners for 33 Years. Massive transition of property taxes from commercial to residential, by Brian Leubitz, Calitics, October 31, 2011

Yup. Worth reading so we don’t get screwed again.

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