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For Proposition 13: Jerzy And Jolanta Lewak

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Video published March 1, 2010 | Download MP4 | View transcript

Above: Jerzy and Jolanta Lewak tell KPBS reporter Joanne Faryon why they voted for Proposition 13 in 1978.

Del Mar homeowners Jerzy and Jolanta Lewak tell KPBS why they voted for Prop 13. The Lewaks are among the 8 percent of homeowners in San Diego County who have owned their homes since the proposition passed in 1978.

Prop 13 rolled back property taxes, capped them at 1 percent of the purchase price, and limited yearly increases to 2 percent.

In a companion report, we profile Bill and Nancy Bamberger, who voted against Prop 13.

KPBS is examining the legacy of Prop 13 in a series of radio, TV, and web reports leading up to a half hour documentary that airs Monday, March 29, 2010, at 9 p.m. on KPBS television.

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