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2010/8/23-9/7 [Reference/Tax, Politics/Domestic/California/Prop] UID:53934 Activity:nil
9/19    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/bell/la-me-city-property-tax-table,0,5895218.htmlstory
        Poor cities pay more % of prop tax than wealthy cities.
        Compton pays 1.5% prop tax.
        \_ poor people also pay more for groceries. and taxes and in general
           everything.  It's why rich people stay rich.  I love $2 country
           club burgers!
        \_ Maybe it's because the average property value in poor cities are
           lower than those in rich cities, such that a higher prop tax % rate
           doesn't translate to higher proper tax dollar?  And maybe it's also
           because poor cities need to provide more service per capita than
           rich cities?
        \_ it's ok to make fun of the poor again. Just call them The Offline.
           remember you're at the top of Digital Darwinism, you're online
           with your iphone because the Digital God gave you the best genes.
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www.latimes.com/news/local/bell/la-me-city-property-tax-table,0,5895218.htmlstory
Comparing property tax rates for LA County cities The small working-class city of Bell not only paid some of its officials the highest municipal salaries in the state, but its residents pay the highest property tax rates of all but one of Los Angeles County's 88 cities, county tax records show. Use this chart and map to see how your city's rate compares. Keep in mind that even within cities such rates can vary due to additional assessments for schools or special services that may apply to only some areas. This chart uses the highest tax rate for the assessed value of homes in each city. It does not account for direct assessments for services such as lighting, sewage, refuse and others charged by cities. All county property owners pay 1% general property tax, along with special or direct assessments levied by their municipalities. Discussion FAQ cattylibrarian at 3:32 PM August 02, 2010 This list might be useful if you included a ratio for the average assessed value of property in each city divided by the rate; then you get an idea of what kind of taxes people are paying by square footage. libbycabal at 3:22 PM August 02, 2010 Kudos to the LATimes for their coverage on the Bell fiasco. I learned how to read by sitting on my mother's lap while she read the LATimes. Although I have steadily moved further and further from LA, I still buy an LATimes every day of the week. There simply is no newspaper of which I am aware that provides the kind and quality of coverage provided by the LATimes. dgiambruno at 11:37 AM August 02, 2010 The article itself points out that these rates don't include special assessments. Case in point - swanky cities' residents assess THEMSELVES parcel taxes for their schools. And even not so swanky cities: LA Unified tacked on about 600 dollars to my prop tax bill last year (due to some small print in the parcel tax the voters approved, myself included), bringing the percentage for Los Angeles from 12 to 135. In West Hollywood, property taxes cover garbage collection AND sewer. Sidewalks are repaired, streets are cleaned, the police arrive when you phone them. How does the chart account for these sorts of differences? Share your thoughts I was raised in the Bell area back in the 50's and 60's, sad that such a nice little town has gone downhill. To go downhill and then to have officials taking from the residents is a sad thing.