Downtown goes after Prop. 13 *

The first story to benefit from collaboration with Los Angeles is a report by the Garment & Citizen downtown that seems aimed at getting country clubs on the Westside to pay higher property taxes. Here's the story at (and at the Garment & Citizen) and original pitch for cash assistance at, with an interesting array of advance comments showing the political baggage that comes with any treatment of Proposition 13. The story raised $802 in support from readers.

* Noted: Garment & Citizen editor Jerry Sullivan emailed to say the story contains the news that Assessor Rick Auerbach is questioning protected tax status for golf courses, and doesn't advocate reassessing country clubs: "There is no bid by the Garment & Citizen to get the country clubs reassessed. We've given information to our readers, and they can follow up in the civic realm as they choose." I tinkered with my original language a bit.

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