CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 218 (1996) - WikiVidi Documentary





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Published on Oct 19, 2018

Proposition 218 was an adopted initiative constitutional amendment which revolutionized local and regional government finance in California. Called the "Right to Vote on Taxes Act," it was sponsored by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association as a constitutional follow-up to the landmark property tax revolt initiative constitutional amendment, Proposition 13, approved in 1978. Proposition 218 achieved what was originally intended by Proposition 13 by giving the final decision on taxes to local voters instead of local politicians. In adopting Proposition 218, California voters stated the underlying basis for the measure by declaring: "Proposition 13 was intended to provide effective tax relief and to require voter approval of tax increases. However, local governments have subjected taxpayers to excessive tax, assessment, fee and charge increases that not only frustrate the purposes of voter approval for tax increases,, but also threaten the economic security of all Californians and the ...

Shortcuts to chapters:
00:02:52 General Information
00:03:22 Conditions Leading to Proposition 218
00:04:17 The 1992 California Supreme Court Knox Case
00:05:40 Property-Related Fee and Charge Abuses By Local Governments
00:06:36 Proposition 218 Election Campaign
00:07:47 Campaign Opposition and Support
00:09:48 Election Results and Summary Statistics
00:11:55 Profound Impact on California Governance
00:12:56 "Local Government"
00:13:55 Local Tax Types

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