California Appeals Court Upholds Proposition 13 – Yet Again

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Howard Jarvis, chief sponsor of California Proposition 13, signals victory as he casts his own vote at the Fairfax-Melrose precinct, June 1978

Photo Courtesy of the Los Angeles Times

Proposition 13, the landmark 1978 California Property Tax Limitation initiative has been sustained by the California Appeals Court again.

The 2nd District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles on Tuesday denied, without comment, an appeal of a lower court decision rejecting a challenge to the measure from Charles Young, the former chancellor of the UCLA campus.

Although Proposition 13 was upheld by the state Supreme Court shortly after its passage, Young contended that by requiring a two-thirds legislative vote for imposing new taxes, the measure constituited a “revision” of the state constitution that could not be enacted by voters.

But, the appellants could take their case now to the California Supreme Court. This is likely and the result will be the same.

Proposition 13 will be sustained.

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