Proposition 13: A Look Back
KPBS is examining the legacy of Prop 13 -- the 1978 proposition that rolled back property taxes, capped them at 1 percent of purchase price, and limited yearly increases to 2 percent. In this video, producer Andy Trimlett describes the set of circumstances that lead up to the anti-tax movement that would forever change taxation in California. The initiative was successful at stopping rising property taxes, but was it the beginning of California's economic crisis? Find out as the series begins here on KPBS.org/prop13, FM 89.5, and KPBS Television. The final documentary airs Monday, March 29th at 9 pm.