An unintended consequence of Proposition 13, which limits local governments ability to impose taxes, is more State decisionmaking for local planning efforts.
There is an emerging pattern of state legislature intervention in local planning matters that, until recently, were previously handled by local government representatives. Examples of state intervention include development of a new LA County hospital in East Los Angeles, land use decisions in San Bernardino County, revisions to San Francisco's International airport, and others. Dan Walters asks if this is an appropriate role for state government.
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