Prop 13 Keeps Property Taxes Down for Homeowners

At a time when too many California families are living paycheck-to-paycheck, we simply cannot afford to destroy Prop 13 and increase property taxes.

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Undermining Prop 13 Will Drive Up the Cost of Living

We should reject attempts to undermine Prop 13 that would impose higher property taxes on residents and businesses.

Undermining Prop 13 protections will:

Increase costs for all Californians.

Increased property taxes on businesses will just be passed along to all of us. We’ll be forced to pay billions of dollars more for rent, housing, groceries, utilities, restaurants, prescriptions, clothing, day care, health care and even gas – just about everything we buy or use will cost more!

Make our cost of living and tax burden even worse.

Californians are struggling to afford housing, food and transportation, and more people are living in poverty than any other state. Even worse, California has the highest state income and sales taxes in the nation. At a time when too many families are living paycheck to paycheck, we simply cannot afford higher property taxes and higher costs for the goods and services we buy.

Eliminate tax certainty.

Every Californian who buys a home should be confident they will not be forced out of their home later in life due to rising property taxes and every business deserves to know with certainty what their taxes will be so they can keep their doors open, meet payroll and continue to grow.

Hurt small businesses and cost jobs.

Many small businesses lease their stores, offices, and shops. Property owners will simply pass along higher property taxes to small businesses by raising rents – cutting into their ability to stay in business and increasing costs for all of us as small businesses pass along higher costs.

Disproportionately hurt low-income families.

Higher costs for housing, food and other goods and services disproportionately impact low-income families struggling to make ends meet. Furthermore, the revenues generated from increased property taxes on homes or businesses will largely go to communities with the strongest economies and higher property values. Wealthy coastal communities will get the majority of new revenues, while Inland and Central California communities will be disadvantaged.

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