Editorial: Prop. 19 perpetuates California property tax inequity

Proposition 19 on the Nov. 3 ballot would close one inequity in California’s byzantine property tax laws and create another. It would eliminate provisions that allow often-wealthy parents to transfer without tax consequences ownership of family homes to their children who use the residences as rental properties. But it would also expand rules allowing residents […]

Reject Proposition 19, a cynical special interest money grab

California counties should implement the good part of Proposition 19; the voters should handle the bad part by turning down the ballot measure this November. Portability — taking your property tax bill with you when you move from one California county to another — rightly protects people from enormous spikes in taxes. Property owners are […]