Governor Brown recently told a group of real estate professionals that despite pressure from his own party, he would not push to adopt a "split-role" system that would allow commercial properties to be reassessed more frequently than homes. Governor Brown noted that modifying Proposition 13 is a difficult task given the economic complexities involved and entrenched special interests.
“Do you include farms?” he told the group. “Do you include apartment buildings, and do you allow landlords to pass along the increased costs to tenants?”
While a ballot initiaive does not require Governor Brown's vote or approval to pass, it is perceived that his support, or absence thereof, can affect certain groups and independent voters.