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    Mostly harmless member kingdragonfly's Avatar
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    Default Property taxes: NZ vs Califronia

    City Council taxes: NZ vs. California

    I did a comparison of City Council rates versus California's property taxes.

    I live near Johnsonville Wellington in joint ownership, "Unit Title", not freehold.

    I pay 1.9%.

    California is usually around 1.1%.

    Legally in California, it can be no more than 2%, thanks to a citizen proposition the people passed (not the politicians)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Proposition_13_%281978%29

    There is some critiques of proposition 13, but perhaps we could draft something even better.

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    Default Re: Property taxes: NZ vs Califronia

    We need some citizen propositions here in NZ to stop the local body politicians from spending up large on unnecessary expenditure. Like how many times do you need to reseal a road with crappy chip or repaint the road markings with cheap paint or put sped humps on every road that could be considered a short cut etc etc... A lot of the work I see bing done around Auckland seems just an excuse to keep the local contractors in jobs.
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    Paul W
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    Default Re: Property taxes: NZ vs Califronia

    Quote Originally Posted by paulw View Post
    We need some citizen propositions here in NZ to stop the local body politicians from spending up large on unnecessary expenditure. Like how many times do you need to reseal a road with crappy chip or repaint the road markings with cheap paint or put sped humps on every road that could be considered a short cut etc etc... A lot of the work I see bing done around Auckland seems just an excuse to keep the local contractors in jobs.
    Send em all down here they are desperately needed to fix the roads

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