Prop. 13 Enemies: How Quickly They Forget

One thing overlooked in Dick Turpin's article is that prior to Proposition 13, is if my neighbor sold his house at an inflated price, my taxes automatically increased. I would be penalized because my neighbor made a profit.

One other point. Isn't the tax rate lower for all homeowners under Proposition 13? It's also overlooked that each year more homes are sold, and consequently fewer people have the advantage of the original Proposition 13 valuations.

Tax collectors are using a new strategy to nullify the lower taxes that all homeowners are enjoying under Proposition 13.

Since you published Alexander Pope's views, I think you should also cite the advantages enjoyed by all homeowners since the passage of Proposition 13.


Los Angeles

Copyright © 2019, Los Angeles Times
EDITION: California | U.S. & World