By Jon Coupal, Howard Jarvis Taxpayer’s Association
Last week we alerted California taxpayers as to the immediate threats to Proposition 13 being heard by a California legislative committee. As fully anticipated, the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance approved all six of the anti-Prop 13 proposals.
All of the bills in question would gut one of the most important provisions of Proposition 13 — the two thirds vote requirement for additional “add on” parcel taxes. These “add on” parcel and bond taxes are on top of the property tax homeowners already pay under current law. Continue reading