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California Update for Friday, May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

• A California Assembly investigation into complaints of sexual harassment by Democrat Cristina Garcia has found the most severe allegations to be unsubstantiated.

• A new voter initiative that would allow Baby Boomers in California to save thousands of dollars in property tax if they move to pricier homes is now eligible for the November ballot.


Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Chris Nichols.

Sonoma County Assessor, William F. Rousseau, is urging residents displaced by the October 2017 wildfires to update their mailing address with the Assessor’s office. 

“We are working with the Sonoma County Tax Collector, Erick Roeser, on insuring that all property tax mailings are up to date,” said William F. Rousseau, Sonoma County Assessor.  

Real Estate Recovery Boosts County Tax Revenues

Jun 23, 2014

From tiny school districts to the state Capitol, budgets are restoring cuts and adding positions for the fiscal year ahead. One of the things that is driving all that is higher property tax revenues, which in turn reflect an upward trend in the real estate market.  To get a clearer picture of how that works in Sonoma County, KRCB’s Bruce Robinson spoke with the official who tracks those numbers.

The next round of residential property taxes comes due in December.

A Move to Amend Proposition 13

Oct 6, 2013

A campaign to exclude commercial properties from the property tax protection of Prop 13 is getting underway, with one local school signing on early.

When the West Sonoma County Union High School District’s Board of Directors took up the issue last month, it passed, 4-0, with minimal discussion. Superintendent Keller McDonalds says that’s because it had been talked about extensively well before their Sept. 11 meeting.

Andrew Nixon / CPR

• Just one week in to the new legislative session, three California Democrats "test the waters" for adjusting Proposition 13