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Statement by Assemblymember Boerner on Governor’s Veto of AB 265

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For Immediate Release: Monday, October 9, 2023

Statement by Assemblymember Boerner on Governor’s Veto of AB 265

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Assemblymember Tasha Boerner (D-Encinitas) issued the following statement today after the Governor vetoed her bill to ensure funding for the Property Tax Postponement (PTP) program.

“Property Tax Postponement (PTP) is a successful resource that, since 1977, has allowed low-income seniors and those who are disabled in our communities to defer their property tax bill so they can afford to stay in their homes.  The program’s current funding structure is at risk of running at a deficit, which means no new applicants would be allowed.  

AB 265 sought to remedy that by allowing the State Controller to make transfers from the General Fund necessary to keep the program running in years where a shortfall would occur.  While I understand the Governor’s overall concern with the budget and the reason for his veto, this program helps protect some of the most vulnerable people in our state from falling into homelessness and merits funding.

I look forward to working next year with my colleagues and the Administration to find the necessary resources to keep PTP working for some of California’s most at-risk populations so we can keep them in their homes.”


Assemblymember Tasha Boerner represents the 77th District, which encompasses Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, and the coastal communities of La Jolla south to Downtown and Coronado. You can learn more about Assemblymember Boerner at, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.