CA is one of the highest taxed states in the nation. It is true that they don't tax property as much as some states, but the tax income, sales, and a hundred other taxes are much higher.
We also have hundreds of "hidden" taxes. For example parking meters were originally to discourage people from parking for hours in business areas so traffic would flow. Then they became income producers so it now costs a nickle for three minutes.
That is one of hundreds. Traffic and parking tickets are insanely high. On top of that there is an "assement" added on to the cost of the ticket. If you commit a crime, there are fines, assessments, fees, and a dozen other income producers.
Finally, the vast majority of houses in CA transfer ownership every 7 years, so they have been re-appraised many times. The house that I bought is 1983 and sold in 2000 is is currently taxed at the assessed rate of 2000, which is not that much less than its current value.
It is a minority of houses that are taxed at outdated rates.
However, for some reason the left is fixated on the fact that one area of taxation is limited, even though they have money pouring in from every other area.
I will make a deal with you. I will vote to abolish Prop 13 if you agree to limit sales tax in CA to the same as sales tax in Oregon or income tax in Nevada.
Posted By: marikod right Mr.Nogood?
New lawsuit alleging torture in Pelican Bay filed this week. But the real problem is California just will not spend the money needed to make their prisons meet the minimum standards of the Constitution. Of course they don't money to spend since they won't raise the property tax.