Who is prospering from Proposition 13?
Jennifer Bestor began to think about ways to lessen the growing tax burden imbalance after taking a close look at property tax rates for downtown Menlo Park businesses, and comparing them with the rates in an Allied Arts neighborhood. Proposition 13 has led to a huge tax advantage for commercial property owners, she found, and schools and other public services are big losers. Photo by Michelle Le/The Almanac.

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