215 Gilroy Families Overcharged Property Taxes, Assessor To Pay Back $2 MillionA snafu involving property taxes in Santa Clara County has grown. One week after 32 low-income residents found out they were overcharged, the number has grown to more than 200 families.
Low-Income Community In Gilroy Overcharged On Property Taxes For 13 YearsA low-income housing community in Gilroy could be getting an unexpected payday after being over-charged on property taxes for more than a decade.
Property Tax Hikes Without Voter Approval May Fund California Delta Water Tunnel ProjectFunding for Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to build two massive tunnels through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to help transport water to Southern California may come from increased property taxes assessed on homeowners without a public vote.
Property Tax Hikes Coming To Santa Clara County Homeowners128,000 homeowners in the South Bay will soon see increases on future property tax bills.
Multi-Million Dollar Fund Proposed To Support Programs For Marin ChildrenWould Marin County residents support a hike in property or sales taxes in order to fund a broad array of support programs for kids of all ages in the county?
Property Owners To Pay Fee To Bail Out Cash-Strapped California Fire Agency On Monday over 825,000 property owners, mostly in California’s rural areas near forests, started receiving a $150 annual fee by the state in order to help offset Cal Fire's budget deficit.
Cash-Strapped CoCo County Fire Departments Weigh Ballot Options, Station ClosuresSkyrocketing pension costs and slumping property tax revenues could send Contra Costa County firefighters to the ballot box to help keep their stations open.
ConsumerWatch: Last-Minute Tax Change Could Mean More For FilersJust days before the tax-filing deadline, the California Franchise Tax Board dropped its campaign to get California homeowners not to deduct part of their property tax bill.
ConsumerWatch: Lowering Property Taxes While Paying Higher FeesA Marin County homeowner looking to lower her property tax bill ended up paying a service more than double what she saved on her bill, until CBS 5 ConsumerWatch intervened.
Contra Costa County Wants State Supreme Court To Hear Refinery Tax CaseContra Costa County stands to lose millions of dollars in future property tax revenue from oil refineries, and may even pay a hefty refund to Chevron, because of an appeal’s court’s decision governing how refineries compute the value of their equipment.
Some Contra Costa Cities Hit Hard By Drop In Property ValuesProperty values have dipped slightly over the last year in Contra Costa County, with some cities feeling the brunt of the burden.
Santa Clara County Property Values Plummet, Schools Suffer