Official Results
Yes votes:
4,304,013 (47.0%)
No votes:
4,856,154 (53.0%)

Proposition 13 would authorize $15 billion in bonds for school and college facilities in California, including $9 billion for preschool and K-12 schools, $4 billion for universities, and $2 billion for community colleges.

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Proponents claim Proposition 13 will fund essential repairs to California public schools including the removal of mold and asbestos from classrooms, adding more school nurse facilities, providing cleaner drinking water, and fire and earthquake safety upgrades. Supporters claim the measure provides strong taxpayer controls.



Opponents of Prop. 13 claim the the true cost of the measure is nearly twice as expensive as paying for school construction from the regular budget, which has a $21 billion surplus. Opponents assert Prop. 13 is an example of government waste.