Reform Prop. 13 Now!
To Governor Brown and the California State Legislature:
California is ranked 49th in the country in per-pupil education funding. While our schools are drastically underfunded, we allow Chevron to save a billion dollars every year in property taxes. This is unfair. We must generate more revenue for our schools, and the best and fairest way to do that is by reforming the commercial side of Prop 13.
Reforming Prop 13 to regularly reassess commercial properties will:
- Generate billions in desperately needed funding for education and public services
- Shift our focus from temporary revenue measures to sustainable solutions
- Make our tax system work for people, not just big corporations
I urge you to support a bill to reform Prop 13 and make large corporations pay their fair share of property taxes.