In the early 1970’s property tax rates peaked and were still rising each year, which was driving people out of their homes. Even though this gave the state and county governments a surplus of $3.8 billion by the end of the1970’s, something had to be done. Homeowners’ were also getting angry because as their property taxes rose the quality and quantity of their public services didn’t. Legislature tried to
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that area better than the state.
The only thing that will be changed in the proposal is the raise of sales tax in some areas. The State Controllers office think that with higher sales tax in higher populated areas is going to make up for the lost revenue from Prop 13. This might work and it might not, why couldn't you just go to a county with a lower sales tax and buy what they need.