Friday, October 16, 2009
Retro Friday: Then-Gov. Jerry Brown Addresses Prop. 13
Ahh, Prop. 13. Great for the folks back then. Not so much for our generation. Those of us who bought homes this decade pay extraordinarily more in property taxes than people with much bigger homes and lot sizes -- but who were old enough to be able to buy their land years earlier.
Here's audio from then-Gov. Jerry Brown, soon after Prop. 13 passed in 1978, discussing the fiscal belt-tightening that would now have to take place in California.