Split Roll

Balboa Peninsula

California's 'Split Roll' Property Tax Reform, Explained

California voters will consider a landmark reform of its infamous property tax system this November. Prop. 15 would remove property tax caps on commercial properties established by Prop. 13 in 1978.

October 7, 2020 - CALmatters


Prop 13 on the Ballot in California—Just Not the Prop 13 Everyone's Worried About

A case of mistaken identity has embroiled California in election controversy, as claims of bias and misinformation swirl around Prop 13 (2020), Prop 13 (1978), and an anticipated "split roll" initiative.

February 19, 2020 - James Brasuell

South Bay Area

California Prepares for a Prop. 13 Showdown

Expect property tax reform to be in the news in 2019.

December 29, 2018 - San Francisco Chronicle

South San Jose houses

Through Thick and Thin, Support for California’s Proposition 13 Hasn’t Waned

Since its passage 40 years ago, the controversial legislation has remained consistently popular with Californians.

September 18, 2018 - CALmatters


Signatures Submitted for Initiative to Reform California Proposition 13

A coalition of groups advocating for more funding for local communities and schools want to reform the landmark tax-cutting initiative by treating commercial and industrial properties different than residential, creating the so-called "split roll."

August 17, 2018 - San Francisco Chronicle


40 Years of Prop 13

The Public Policy Institute of California recently checked on the public opinion of Proposition 13, California's controversial and game-changing property tax cap.

June 20, 2018 - Public Policy Institute of California

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