Voters So-So on Changing Prop 13
by Nicole Yelich
Feb 08, 2019
A recent Public Policy Institute of California poll shows lukewarm support among voters for a possible 2020 ballot measure to change part of state Prop 13 to increase taxes on commercial properties.  Prop 13 is the 1978 state ballot measure that placed limits on property tax increases by dictating that properties are reassessed only when they are sold,. Only 49 percent of likely voters surveyed would support a measure to tax commercial properties at their current market value, with 43 percent opposed.

Supporters say changing the law as it relates to commercial properties would fix an inherent imbalance and generate $11 billion in revenue statewide.