How would the proposed taxes affect younger families and newer residents?

Relatively recent homebuyers would shoulder the brunt of the proposed taxes.

Their taxable values are relatively higher than long-time homeowners, who benefit from Proposition-A caps on annual hikes in taxable value. Higher taxes exacerbate the troubles of “underwater” homeowners, by making it even less viable to refinance or sell.

Young families are important to sustain a vibrant community, and our tax policy should reflect that.