Posts Tagged ‘split roll’

Poll Softening Up Voters For Split Roll Tax

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Dec. 8, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi “Ignorance is strength.” –- George Orwell California’s opinion polling has deteriorated to “measuring the public’s satisfaction with its ignorance” fed to them by pollsters. That is the only conclusion that can be made from the recent opinion poll r...

Prop. 13 ‘split roll’ looms: Karma for Chamber of Commerce?

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Nov. 7, 2012 By Chris Reed For years, the California Chamber of Commerce has had a squishy aversion to confrontation and a comfort level with Sacramento's machine politicians that should inflame any small-government conservative. What has this toadying and willingness to fight against constructive...

Why a split-roll property tax is DOA

Monday, June 11th, 2012

June 11, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi A proposed ballot proposition circulating for signatures in California for what is called a “spilt tax roll” is dead on arrival at the ballot box in November 2012 should it gather the necessary 807,614 signatures. (See Item 1560 -- Initiatives Cleared for Circ...

Ending Prop. 13 would slam small business

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

April 19, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi There is a big elephant in the room when it comes to a conversation about getting rid of Proposition 13, the 1978 tax limitation measure, by instituting a "split roll." Under such a change, business property would be taxed at higher rates than residences. The elep...

396,345 Jobs Lost if Property Tax Split

Monday, March 19th, 2012

MARCH 19, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI The Davenport School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University is out with a blockbuster new study on the affects of the proposed elimination of caps on commercial property taxes provided for under Proposition 13.  The study is titled, “An Analysis of Split Roll...

Lopez: TaxTaxTaxTaxTaxTaxTax

Monday, July 11th, 2011

John Seiler: L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez continues his tax obsession with another attack on Proposition 13. His title is, "Speaking the unspeakable in California politics" -- except that the "unspeakable" has been spoken continuously ever since voters passed Prop. 13 back in 1978, limiting inc...

Prop. 13 Split Roll Would Be Ripoff

Monday, June 20th, 2011

JUNE 20, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI and CHARLES B. WARREN Democrats in the California Legislature want to repeal the property tax reassessment protections of Proposition 13 for commercial properties under the dubious notion that there is a pot of California 49er gold at the end of the rainbow. Prop. 1...