Here we go again! My last article examined Proposition 19, one of the measures on the November 2020 ballot that seeks to modify Proposition 13, California’s sui generis real property tax law. My current article takes a look at Proposition 15, which would, if passed by the voters, establish the “split roll” that has long been sought by local government advocates looking to … [Read more...] about Prop. 15: Time to switch off the “third rail” of California politics?
California’s unique real property tax system has been a regular feature in my blog since its beginnings. In particular, the intricacies of Proposition 13 and the adjustments that have been made to that pioneering program over the years have invited a significant amount of focus. As we approach the November 2020 election and the ballot measures to be voted on this year, I … [Read more...] about Prop. 19: Making your assessed value more “portable,” but with a nasty twist
For more than twenty years, the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act (“Costa-Hawkins”) has served as a critical check on the expansion of rent control in California. Enacted in 1995, Costa-Hawkins bars local jurisdictions from imposing rent control on single family residences, condominiums, and newly-built units (units constructed after February 1, 1995 or, in those jurisdictions … [Read more...] about Proposition 10 would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act’s restrictions on rent control in California