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  •  Nobody wants to roll back the property tax (3+ / 0-)
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    Cali Scribe, bobinson, La Gitane

    provisions of Prop 13, even though those are problematic in some respects. That would indeed be unpopular. But the 2/3 vote on taxes applies to all taxes, not just property tax, and it does freeze up the government. I don't expect action on it, but it is not inconceivable for that provision to be repealed, just as they recently removed the 2/3 vote requirement to pass a budget.

    •  The 2/3 majority rule should be repealed n/t (1+ / 0-)
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      "The two pioneering forces of modern sensibility are Jewish moral seriousness and homosexual aestheticism and irony." Susan Sontag

      by Shane Hensinger on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 09:05:30 PM PST

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    •  Expect action on an adjustment (3+ / 0-)
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      reid fan, offgrid, DarkHawk98

      Scuttlebutt going around says that some legislators are in favor of uncoupling commercial properties from prop 13. Sure, keep residential properties the same but allow commercial properties to go up with the market.

      i just baptized andrew breitbart into the church of islam, planned parenthood, the girl scouts and three teachers unions. - @blainecapatch

      by bobinson on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 10:47:07 PM PST

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    •  And it inhibits growth (1+ / 0-)
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      Slightly Wobbly

      As an architect, I have many clients who would do more improvements on their homes but don't because it would trigger a reassessment and blow their prop tax that's been frozen at 1978 levels.

      "Mediocrity cannot know excellence." -- Sherlock Holmes

      by La Gitane on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 11:33:11 PM PST

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