Survey: 94% of Small Business Owners Oppose Proposition 15

Date: September 15, 2020

NFIB members nearly unanimous in wanting to keep their property tax protections

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2020—Results from a survey of its California small business members released today by NFIB showed 94 percent of them opposed to Proposition 15, the November ballot initiative that would radically alter the Proposition 13 property tax protections enacted 40 years ago.

“Our survey demonstrates overwhelming opposition to Prop 15 by the thousands of small and independent business owners, our state’s number one job creators,” said John Kabateck, state director for NFIB California. “Like our small-business owners, once voters understand the devastating impact Prop 15 will have on California’s small businesses, who are the foundation of their neighborhoods, they will vote no. We will continue to make our voices heard to voters up until Election Day. Small businesses across California are united against Prop 15.”

Small businesses have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and will be facing soaring rents and property taxes unless voters reject Prop 15.

In a sampling of its 15,000 members in the state, NFIB found just four percent expressing support for Prop. 15.

Keep up with the latest on California small-business at or by following NFIB on Twitter @NFIB_CA or on Facebook @NFIB.CA.

Contact: John Kabateck, California State Director, 916-956-9027, [email protected],
or Tony Malandra, Senior Media Manager, 415-640-5156, [email protected]


For more than 77 years, NFIB has been advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven association. Since its founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, please visit

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