You or your landlord have just received a property tax bill. Every city is different, but you will probably see that most services and things that were long ago included in your basic property tax are now also listed as fees (just an added tax) on separate line items. In some cases these fees can add up to almost as much as the basic tax.
This is the trick the politicians pull on us to circumvent the protection you had in Prop. 13 and rip you off to get more of your money to pay for all those outrageous salaries, perks, and retirements for themselves and government employees.
Dave Connell, Laguna Beach