June 22, 2018, 12pm PDT
A ballot measure to enable older homeowners in California, particularly empty nesters, to downsize without losing their tax benefits granted to them by the 1978 Proposition 13, has qualified for the November ballot.
August 6, 2015, 7am PDT
An organization tasked with oversight of the accounting methods of government agencies will require local governments to report the value of property, sales, and income tax breaks.
July 24, 2014, 1pm PDT
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is considering adopting an "Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone" policy to incentivize the development of urban gardens on empty lots (which actually do exist in San Francisco).
March 24, 2014, 2pm PDT
In 2013, the city of Columbus left $8.3 million in property taxes on the table as part of a tax break intended to increase the number of people living downtown. How did it respond? By extending the tax break.
September 11, 2012, 5am PDT
Can community building deliver more jobs than trying to lure back an industrial sector that's been leaving the U.S. for decades?