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This1year1marks1the130 th 1anniversary1of1Proposition113,1the1citizens?1initiative1that1limits1the1property1 tax1rate1to11%1of1the1assessed1value1of1a1home1at1the1time1of1purchase1and1holds1annual1tax1increases1 to1no1more1than12%1until1the1property1is1sold.11In1addition,1Proposition1131requires1that1all1state1tax1 increases1be1approved1by1a1two,thirds1vote1of1the1legislature1and1that1local1special1taxes1be1 approved1by1a1two,thirds1majority1of1voters.11In1June11978,1California1voters1overwhelmingly1 supported1Proposition1131(65%1yes,135%1no)1in1a1statewide1primary1that1saw1a169%1turnout.111 ? ? IT FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGED PROPERTY TAX RATES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT REVENUE SOURCES. Proposition1131is1a1constitutional1amendment.11When1it1passed,1property1owners1benefited1from1an1 immediate1reduction1in1their1tax1bills1and1from1the1promise1of1long,term1stability1in1their1property1 tax1increases.11At1the1same1time,1it1resulted1in1a1dramatic1reduction1in1the1amount1of1local1property1 tax1revenue1available1for1cities,1counties,1and1schools.11Property1taxes1had1been1one1of1the1largest1 revenue1sources1for1local1and1state1governments1?1but1after1Proposition113,1local1governments1could1 no1longer1provide1the1same1level1of1services1using1their1own1revenue.11Today,1much1of1their1 revenue1comes1through1the1state1government,1and1they1must1rely1less1on1property1taxes1and1more1 on1other1taxes1and1fees.11In1addition,1state1and1local1governments1have1become1more1dependent1on1 voters?1support1for1taxes1to1provide1services1to1residents.11 ? ? AND IT RESULTED IN A PROFOUND SHIFT OF POWER FROM THE LEGISLATURE TO THE VOTERS. State1ballots1have1grown1longer1and1more1complicated1since1Proposition1131passed.11In1this1decade,1a1 record1number1of1951state1propositions1have1already1appeared1on1the1ballot.11In1recent1PPIC1Statewide1 Surveys,174%1of1likely1voters1say1it1is1a1good1thing1that1voters1can1make1laws1and1change1public1policy1 by1passing1initiatives,160%1say1that1the1public1policy1decisions1made1by1the1voters1through1the1initiative1 process1are1probably1better1than1those1made1by1the1governor1and1legislature,1and171%1are1satisfied1with1 the1way1the1initiative1process1is1currently1working1in1California.11111 ? ? SUPPORT FOR PROPOSITION 13 HAS REMAINED CONSISTENTLY HIGH. Recent1PPIC1Statewide1Surveys1have1found1a1solid1majority1of1residents1(59%)1saying1that1passing1 Proposition1131has1been1mostly1a1good1thing1for1California.11At1the125 th 1anniversary1in12003,157%1of1 residents1held1this1view.11Today,1support1is1high1across1parties,1but1homeowners1are1more1likely1 than1renters1to1say1it1has1been1mostly1a1good1thing1(67%1to147%).1111 ? ? BUT RESIDENTS ARE DIVIDED OVER SOME OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF PROPOSITION 13. Opinion1is1currently1split1over1the1effect1that1Proposition113s1property1tax1limitations1has1had1on1local1 government1services1(27%1good1effect,128%1bad1effect,129%1no1effect).11In11998,1at1the120th1anniversary,1 38%1of1residents1said1good1effect1and123%1said1bad1effect.11Today,1residents1are1also1divided1over1 Proposition113?s1effect1on1the1supermajority1vote1requirement1for1local1special1taxes1(32%1good1effect,1 28%1bad1effect,125%1no1effect).11Still,1residents1(34%1favor,159%1oppose)1and1voter1groups1oppose1 reducing1the1two,thirds1requirement1to1a155%1supermajority1to1pass1local1special1taxes.1 www.ppic.org Proposition 13: 30 Years Later Party Homeownership All Adults Dem Rep Ind Own Rent Mostly a good thing 59% 56% 80% 57% 67% 47% Mostly a bad thing 27 31 11 29 23 32 Mixed (vol) 2 3 2 2 2 2 Overall, do you feel passing Proposition 13 turned out to be mostly a good thing for California or mostly a bad thing? Don't know 12 10 7 12 8 19 Good effect 27 25 36 27 32 22 Bad effect 28 35 14 30 27 30 No effect 29 26 36 29 31 28 Overall, do you think the property tax limitations imposed by Proposition 13 have had a good effect or a bad effect or no effect on local government services provided to residents in the state of California? Don't know 16 14 14 14 10 20 Good effect 32 26 48 41 38 23 Bad effect 28 32 14 22 25 33 No effect 25 26 25 23 24 27 Overall, do you think the supermajority vote requirement imposed by Proposition 13 has had a good effect or a bad effect or no effect on local government services provided to residents in the state of California? Don't know 15 16 13 14 13 17 Favor 34 41 24 35 32 37 Oppose 59 51 70 61 61 55 Do you favor or oppose allowing local special taxes to pass with a 55% majority vote instead of a two-thirds vote? Don't know 7 8 6 4 7 8 State Propositions on the Ballot * 30 33 37 20 12 10 24 44 69 95 8 10 10 6 2 3 7 51 32 21 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 1912- 1919 1920- 1929 1930- 1939 1940- 1949 1950- 1959 1960- 1969 1970- 1979 1980- 1989 1990- 1999 2000- 2008 Number of proposition on ballot Number of propositions approved June 6, 1978 Proposition 13 passes Sources: Baldassare and Katz, The Coming Age of Direct Democracy, Rowman & Littlefield Inc. 2008; California Secretary of State Statement of Vote, for 1978 June Primary Election; and PPIC Statewide Surveys , September 1998, February 2003, May 2008. Contact: surveys@ppic.org www.ppic.org" } ["___content":protected]=> string(112) "

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Don't know 12 10 7 12 8 19 Good effect 27 25 36 27 32 22 Bad effect 28 35 14 30 27 30 No effect 29 26 36 29 31 28 Overall, do you think the property tax limitations imposed by Proposition 13 have had a good effect or a bad effect or no effect on local government services provided to residents in the state of California? Don't know 16 14 14 14 10 20 Good effect 32 26 48 41 38 23 Bad effect 28 32 14 22 25 33 No effect 25 26 25 23 24 27 Overall, do you think the supermajority vote requirement imposed by Proposition 13 has had a good effect or a bad effect or no effect on local government services provided to residents in the state of California? Don't know 15 16 13 14 13 17 Favor 34 41 24 35 32 37 Oppose 59 51 70 61 61 55 Do you favor or oppose allowing local special taxes to pass with a 55% majority vote instead of a two-thirds vote? 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