In Linda [Fineman’s] Letter to the Editor of June 7 (“No new taxes”) she made the point that only property owners should vote for property taxes. Under that concept, people with kids would be barred from voting on school funding unless they also owned property, only people who smoked could vote for tobacco tax increases, likewise for liquor taxes.

If Linda is so upset about how high her property taxes are, she should vote for splitting Prop 13 to exclude business property. But then again, under Linda’s concept, only businesses could vote to split the roll and I doubt if very many of them would vote to increase their taxes.


Jerry Schneir

Santa Monica

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