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Drinks in Common: Prop 13 and SFSU/UC tuition hikes
Date Thursday August 12
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Rancho Parnassus
132 6th St.
San Francisco
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorDavid Giesen
Emailinfo [at]
Address189 Ellsworth St. SF CA 94110
Thursday August 12 7 pm San Francisco Drinks in Common on Prop 13

Did you know that commercial real estate pays property tax based on the sales price of land at the time of purchase? In many instances, commercial real estate is paying prperty tax as much as 25 years out of date!!!

Join SFSU graduate students Omar Ventura and Daniel Villanueva as they launch their campaign to amend Prop 13 so that commercial real estate pays property tax based on periodically reassessed values.

Drinks in Common is a social networking program of the Henry George Historical Society. Join us most second Thursdays of the month at Rancho Parnassus, 132 6th St. in San Francisco's SoMa district. 7 pm talk, 6:30 social gathering.

Omar Ventura : Graduate Political Science student at San Francisco State University .

Daniel Villanueva: Graduate Anthropology student at San Francisco State University .

We support all groups dedicated to amending/reforming proposition 13. Phil Ting’s Close the Prop 13 Loophole is one of those groups which we actively support. In addition, we have created a grassroots group/organization/movement to Amend Prop 13 via the referenda process at San Francisco State University . The plan is named The Fair Property Assessment Plan which seeks to close the Prop 13 corporate tax loophole while maintaining the protection offered to homeowners by Prop 13. By Amending Prop 13 via the ballot initiative process, Californians can generate an estimated $7.5 billion annually for our state.

The Fair Property Assessment Plan was chosen at the Berkeley General Assembly to represent solutions offered by the CSU's to help fix California ’s current budget deficit problem. This is one step of many needed to truly rehabilitate California and California education!

Californians for the Fair Property Assessment is a group made-up of students, workers, teachers, and many other concerned Californians. The purpose of the group is to educate/inform the public about Prop 13 and the need to reform Prop 13. During the fall, we will tour as many schools as possible to inform the public on the benefits of reforming prop 13! To show your support, please visit and join our group on FaceBook @!/group.php?gid=161823363615&ref=ts (Or, while on FaceBook, search for “Californians for the Fair Property Assessment Plan”). Also, if you are not on FaceBook, please visit our Webpage/domain @

Thank You and we look forward to meeting and working with all of you.

Dan and Omar

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