Split-Roll Property Tax

Continuing Their Record of Rejecting Split-Roll Measures, Voters Defeat Proposition 15

California voters have rejected Proposition 15, the split-roll initiative that proposed the largest property tax increase in state history, with 51.9 percent of the voters in opposition. This marks the third time since 1978 that Californians elected to apply the same property tax rate to all types of real property, following Proposition 8 of June 1978 (on the same ballot that featured Proposition 13) and Proposition 167 of 1992. “It’s time for proponents of property tax increases to accept that…

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Split-Roll Property Tax: Poll Shows Voters Don’t Support Effort to Increase Property Taxes in California

Less than half the likely voters in California support a split-roll initiative that would increase property taxes on business property, according to a poll released February 7 by the Public Policy Institute of California. While 46 percent of likely voters favor the idea, 43 percent are opposed and 11 percent don’t know, the PPIC found. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.35 percent. Support for a split roll is at its lowest point among likely voters since PPIC began asking…

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