Waive California Property Taxes during Eviction Moratorium

Waive California Property Taxes during Eviction Moratorium

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Petition to
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and

Why this petition matters

Started by Calsun4 Rent

The argument is simple, No taxation without representation

Landlords are required to pay taxes to a government authority without having any say in that government's policies. The term has its origin in a slogan of the American colonials against their British rulers: "Taxation without representation is tyranny."

For landlords, there was a clear discrimination on the protections under the Covid-19 pandemic. Landlords were unconstitutionally forced to house tenants without payment of rent. It was as if the supermarkets were forced to allow people to walk out with their carts full every day without payment. Landlords have families and rent is their income to not only put food on their tables but to maintain the property, insurance, mortgage and in many cases utilities.

Tenants were offered rent relief, free money to never be repaid, to be able to start on a clean slate. Landlords had to resort to low interest loans and credit card debt to survive and the county only offered property tax penalty waivers. The pandemic was global and affected all citizens not just tenants.

Landlords had to struggle with financial insecurity to no fault of their own and their life being upside down.  The idea that with rent relief landlords will be made whole is absurd. To stay afloat, landlords had to resort to loans and credit card debt, no free handout offers coming their way.

Restaurants and supermarkets were not forced to feed people for free during the pandemic, why did landlords get forced into housing people for free?

Property tax forgiveness during the eviction moratorium, will in my view, help right this wrong by the county that created laws under assumptions and not reality. They based their decisions in "landlords are rich and tenants are poor".

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