PARKS AND REC PARCEL TAX

OVERVIEW

A countywide parcel tax proposed in Los Angeles County would cost property owners $0.03 to $0.05 per square foot of structural improvements, generating more than $191 million per year. The tax would be in effect for 35 years, and the rate would be increased annually for inflation.

​POSITION

Oppose

BACKGROUND

Since 1990, the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation District has imposed two property assessments that generate approximately $80 million in revenue annually. One of the assessments expired last year, and the second will expire on June 30, 2019. The two taxes were imposed on a flat-rate per-parcel basis, costing property owners $34 annually.