It’s the 30th anniversary of Proposition 13. And if you don’t already have plans, UC Berkeley is holding a free all-day conference titled, “Proposition 13 at 30: The Political, Economic and Fiscal Impacts.”
This conference on the thirtieth anniversary of the passage of California’s Proposition 13 examines the political, economic, and fiscal legacy of this revolutionary amendment to the state constitution. Proposition 13 imposed a 1% cap on the local property tax rate for Californians and launched a national tax revolt movement. The one-day conference will consist of three panels, with a mix of academic, policy experts, and journalists, that will assess the varied fiscal, economic, social, and political ramifications of this watershed tax movement.
And as a special bonus (we know, it’s a full day of tax talk), the results of a new statewide survey of voter attitudes regarding Proposition 13 will be released for the first time. Or perhaps the third (see UPDATE below).
Our apologies in advance to the Beatles, but not to those who spend the rest of the day singing Sgt. Pepper’s (which is encouraged to be done out loud).
UPDATE: From the aforementioned field poll: “Across the state, 57 percent of voters said they would vote for Prop. 13 if it was on the ballot today while just 23 percent would vote against the measure. Support for the initiative was even stronger among homeowners, with 64 percent saying they support it.”
∙ Proposition 13 at 30: The Political, Economic and Fiscal Impacts [berkeley.edu]
∙ Poll shows Prop. 13 still has strong support [SFGate]