REFORM PROP 13 INITIATIVE PETITION WILL START CIRCULATING JAN 2018; LWVC TAKES LEAD

 Helen Hutchison President LWVC

Helen Hutchison
President
LWVC

Big News! After almost 40 years, the LWVC is seizing the moment to close the corporate loophole in Proposition 13 that keeps too many companies from paying their fair share.

Since 2015, the League has been a part of the Make It Fair coalition—which today (December 16th) filed an initiative to do just that. The League campaigned against Prop 13 in 1978, and we’re excited to continue our leadership and help pass this critical reform.

Californians deserve world-class schools and universities, quality healthcare, safe neighborhoods, and affordable homes. That is what our taxes should pay for. It’s past time to close this loophole and stop letting big business rob our schools and local communities, impoverish future generations, and endanger California’s economic future. The California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act of 2018 is the responsible, fair, and long-overdue tax system to ensure California can thrive now and in the future.

The California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act of 2018 will create a “split roll”; non-residential, non-agricultural commercial property will be reassessed on a regular basis. This will lead to an estimated increase in property tax of over $11 billion per year—revenue that will go directly to schools and local governments.

The LWVMC is a  partner in this fight! 

Join the LWVC Make It Fair listserv.
Make a plan to start gathering signatures in January. Recruit volunteers and set a goal!