The California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act of 2020
This act will restore over $11 billion per year to California’s schools, community colleges, health clinics, and other vital local services.

Restore over $11 billion
a year in revenue for
our schools and local
communities by
closing the Prop 13
Corporate Loophole.

This initiative only affects under-valued commercial properties, creating a level playing field for those businesses that already pay their fair share.


NOT raise taxes
on homeowners,
renters, or small

Mandates full transparency and accountability for all revenue restored to California from closing the commercial property tax loophole.

Places California on par with how the vast majority of states treat commercial property by assessing them at fair market value.

Closes the millionaire, billionaire, and big corporation tax loophole by requiring all commercial and industrial properties to be assessed at fair market value

We can no longer afford to keep giving billions of dollars in tax breaks to millionaires, billionaires and big corporations. Closing California’s commercial property tax loophole restores $11 billion for schools, community colleges and other vital community services, including emergency responder services, parks, libraries, health clinics, trauma centers, affordable housing, homeless services, and roads.

On August 14, 2018, Schools and Communities First announced the submission of over 870,000 signatures to the 58 County Registrars to qualify the California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act for the November 2020 ballot. This will be the first commercial property tax reform initiative to qualify for the ballot in 40 years since Proposition 13 passed in 1978.

Join the League of Women Voters of California, PICO California, California Calls, Advancement Project California, Evolve California, Common Sense Kids Action, Alliance San Diego, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of California (CHIRLA) and the California Federation of Teachers to fund California schools by closing the Corporate Property Tax Loophole in Proposition 13 while continuing to guarantee protections for homeowners, residential renters, agricultural land, and small businesses.