The bottom line is more revenue must be raised through a prop 13 repeal or, at least, an amendment that provides substantially larger resources for local governments so they don't have to go hat in hand to sacramento each year to fund public services thereby increasing the state's budget deficit. The board should repeal property tax rules 466, 467, and 470, all of which have outlived their usefulness as regulations governing the implementation of proposition 13 iii. Once again, the tax and spenders are beating the drums to nullify proposition 13, the california proposition passed 36 years ago that's responsible for saving millions of homes from government.
Property taxes should be repealed altogether, otherwise you are just renting your home if you don't pay, or can't afford to pay, the government will come in and take it lose a job, lose your home. When we repeal proposition 13 we will not only return the state to a fair and equitable real estate property tax collection system but most importantly restore its fiscal solvency. Should prop 13 be repealed 1562 words feb 21st, 2018 6 pages california is known for hollywood and its wonderful climate, where people meet celebraties and they can wear shorts in the middle of winter, but california is also know to be one of the few states that allow its citizens to vote for laws. If you've heard of proposition 13, you probably know that it cut property taxes back in 1978, which reduced funding for public schools and other services it also has a lot to do with the state's shortage of housing and, many argue, the fact that rents are so darn high.
Proposition 13 requires a two-thirds vote of the legislature to increase state taxes, and, supplemented by howard jarvis taxpayers association-sponsored proposition 218, the right to vote on taxes act, it requires voter approval of all new local taxes. Prop 13 needs to be repealed, modified, whatever, but why should the newest homeowners have to shoulder the load of taxes, while those who have lived the longest in one location get a substantial reduction, yet they reap the same public service benefitsmakes no sense. Proposition 13 alters the balance of the housing market because it provides disincentives for selling property, in favor of remaining at the current property and modifying or transferring to family members to avoid a new, higher property tax assessment. Prop 13 is fundamentally anathema to this principle: if your parents were able to buy a home 30 or 40 years ago, the state dramatically subsidizes your property tax bill for the rest of your life. Prop 13 should be repealed and replaced with an equivalent state tax credit if you meet income restrictions this will automatically take care of the poor homeowners income and not age should be a determining factor.
Prop 13 fundamentally changed the way property taxes were allocated for (atleast in part) school funding before prop 13, local property taxes were collected and allocated locally to public schools. Proponents of making a dramatic change to california's landmark proposition 13 property tax restrictions took their first step to getting a measure on the november 2018 statewide ballot friday. Coalition to submit signatures for partial prop 13 repeal august 15, 2018 by stephen frank 10 comments california voters are going to be told that with a $17 billion reserve fund, a $9 billion surplus, we need to tax ourselves even more. Prop 13 won't be repealed any time soon, if at all probably never, old people and people who own homes in california are the kinds of people who vote anyway, logically the rise in taxes and monthly escrow costs would correspond with a drop in housing prices, since people buying a house can only pay so much per month. At most, prop 13 was weakened by court decisions involving fees and charges as well as attacks on the two-thirds vote requirements but those attacks were quickly countered by subsequent ballot initiatives such as proposition 218 in 1996, the right to vote on taxes act, which reinforced prop 13's original intent.
Should this be repealed, literally traffic improvement projects, those bulldozers, that equipment will be stopped dead on the roads, she said every single district in california is. Secretary of state alex padilla today announced that a measure to repeal the recent gas tax increase has qualified for the november ballot republican supporters of the initiative are hoping to hear an echo from another citizen tax revolt from 40 years ago: proposition 13 that measure, passed. Since it was voted into law via ballot measure in 1978, prop 13 has remained a lightning rod for both criticism and praise - either the neoliberal nail in the coffin of a robust welfare system, or the buttress for a booming middle class. Prop 13 and follow-up initiatives restricting tax increases at the state and local level ran a big, ragged hole through the budgets of local government, argues los angeles county supervisor. Proposition 13 was passed by california voters in 1978 it reduced property taxes and in most cases capped property tax rates at 1% of full cash value at the time the house was bought.
If prop 13 were repealed, what would it do to the market it would put a more inventory out there even if it is just repealed for new and subsequent heirs, a decedent's property would likely be put on the market instead of one heir buying out the others, due to the permanent low tax basis. Prop 13 is a regressive tax by any standardthis means wealthy property owners benefit from prop 13 disproportionately in application, property taxes place the greatest tax burden on new homebuyers and current renters, those typically least financially able to bear it. I just signed a petition to governor jerry brown, the california state house, and the california state senate: raise the property tax rate, update assessed valuations. Backers of the partial proposition 13 repeal outside the monroe clark middle school in san diego courtesy schools and communities first backers of a proposed initiative that could dramatically.
The wow we can't repeal prop 13, unless you want senior citizens to be forced out of the homes talking point is almost identical to the wow we can't increase the estate tax unless you want family farms in the family for generations to be sold. I assume you mean for california if so, then yes, it should be repealed when i started elementary school, california schools were the envy of the nation, then prop 13 was enacted and the schools have done nothing but gone downhill since.