Will Prop 13 Be 86'd?
"I was listening to KABC790 TalkRadio, your favorite station and mine and I heard something scary. Because of the tremendous illegal population in the County of Los Angeles and throughout California AND the increased value of the single family homeowners' houses, there is danger that Proposition 13 will be attacked and eventually destroyed. The illegals with their illegal children are heavy users of the public support system, from public general hospitals to LA Unified School District to WIC and General Relief. The current tax system is limited. With houses, even a simple 3-bedroom house with two bath in the Wilshire area, going for over $1,000,000, local governments are licking their chops, waiting to pounce on Proposition 13."
"What scares me is that the balance of renters vs. homeowners is off the scale. There are many more renters now than homeowners. And usually these renters are essentially the no-brainers that vote "yes" for each and every bond measures from SAC. And as you know, with each and every approved bond measures, the property tax is increased. So, if local governments want their big payday, all they got to do is line up support from the school teachers' union and the illegal immigrants' right groups to seek out and destroy Proposition 13. And since there are much more renters than homeowners. I can see it coming. Yet, the apartment owners are restricted from raising rent due to rent control."
"What is your opinion regarding the danger of Proposition 13 being destroyed in the very near future?"
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