Official Results
Yes votes:
3,263,664 (84.6%)
No votes:
598,245 (15.4%)

Earthquake safety improvements made to unreinforced masonry (such as brick) buildings would not result in higher property taxes until the property is sold.

For more information on this proposition, including voter resources, in-depth analysis, and endorsements, please see the California Choices web site.


Supporters say that Proposition 13 makes necessary changes to the state constitution in order to eliminate a dangerous disincentive for property owners to upgrade un-reinforced masonry structures in order to improve earth quake safety. Supporters also say that the proposition promotes fairness by eliminating the unequal treatment of different types of property which undergo seismic safety improvements.


No argument against Proposition 13 was submitted.