The Public Policy Institute of California recently checked on the public opinion of Proposition 13, California's controversial and game-changing property tax cap.
In the 40th year since the approval of Proposition 13, Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Alyssa Dykman, and Lunna Lopes of the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) have produced a brief fact sheet on the effects of proposition 13, which includes a few surprising revelations about how proposition 13 fits into the political milieu of the state.
For instance, the PPIC reports that most Californians support Prop 13. "A majority of Californians (57%) and likely voters (65%) feel that Proposition 13 turned out to be mostly a good thing for the state," according to the fact sheet.
PPIC surveyed opinions on a number of related questions, finding support for a "split roll" tax system that could appear on the ballot in 2020. That split roll system would tax commercial properties at current market value, but would not lift Prop 13 limits on residential property taxes.
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