There is the problem. People are paying $1k property taxes on a $650k home. That screws everyone else.
Fyi. My home in TX is worth maybe $360k and my property taxes are $6.4k annually.
My mom pays about $20k on a $700k home. Shit ain't cheap!
Maybe it's a problem in other places, but it's certainly NOT the problem here.
The youngest of the people that got in on Prop 13 are generally in their '70s now, i.e. they're senior citizens and their numbers are shrinking.
Considering how badly the government has fucked, and is currently fucking the elderly through the theft of SS funds etc, even the most rabid of liberals isn't gonna call them out for having low property taxes.
THE problem here is we have a state government totally out of control.
In order to pay for their crazy 'programs' (free college education for illegal aliens is one of my favorites. along with free medical, and legal services, along with 'low' interest loans that the tax paying citizens who pay for all this don't even have access to), they've taxed business after business right out of the state(Toyota is leaving or just left for Texas after decades in Torrance), our vehicle registration is some of, if not the highest in the country, as is our sales tax(es), income tax, and fuel taxes, not to mention all the bullshit 'fees' they force you to pay, such as the 'penalty assessment' on traffic tickets that more than double the fines. It goes on and on and on.
When they enacted our state lottery what...30-40 years ago, it was supposed to go directly to our schools.
Well, our schools subsequently had to cut electives, bussing, sports etc, because the lottery ended up going straight into the fucking politicians' pockets.
Supporting its tax-paying citizens isn't even on the radar of our state government, but squeezing every last cent out of us to pay for their pet bullshit is