California Proposition 13 in the crosshairs (Capitol Weekly)

December 20, 2012 – When state Sen. Mark Leno, a San Francisco Democrat, announced his support for a constitutional amendment to roll back a critical piece of tax-cutting Proposition 13, the reaction was swift: There were catcalls, praise and at least one satiric newspaper cartoon. Leno’s SCA3, which requires voter approval, would allow passage of local parcel taxes with a 55 percent vote. Currently that threshold, set by Proposition 13 in 1978, is a two-thirds vote. Proposition 13 has profoundly affected California government over the years and remains popular with the statewide electorate, although that support clearly is lessening, according to polls.

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