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Parcel Tax Makes Renters Winners and Condo Owners Losers

Original post made by frank, Pleasanton Heights, on Mar 20, 2009

Approximately one in seven students in the Pleasanton school district live in modest to high amenity attached housing units which include both apartments and condos (excludes duets). Renters will see no $233 per year bill but condo owners will. Meanwhile, the folks up in the hills with their mansions will pay the same as that condo owner living in what used to be apartments before conversion.

The parcel tax is unfair. Anything on top of the established property tax should be a user fee.

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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 21, 2009 at 2:08 am

Perhaps those are the grounds for challenging the parcel tax in court if it passes. :)

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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 21, 2009 at 4:50 pm

With Obama planning to limit tax deductions of mortgage interest for those making a household income of $250K or more, coupled with a possible parcel tax, more than half of Ptown residents are better renting than owning. Now, that will hurt your home values.

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Posted by Jeb Bing
editor of the Pleasanton Weekly
on Mar 21, 2009 at 6:31 pm

Jeb Bing is a registered user.

Just a reminder that we are restricting all posts related to the June 2 parcel tax measure to registered users of the Pleasanton Weekly Town Square forum. We have found that this keeps the conversations more civil and focused without any restriction on what posters say or the opinions they express.

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