Nation: How One City Will Cope

In Southern California's San Gabriel Valley, TIME Correspondent Robert Goldstein surveyed the effect Proposition 13 will have on one community. His report:

Twenty miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles, at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, is the city of Monrovia (pop. 30,100). Unlike many of its wealthier neighbors, which developed in the post-World War II boom, Monrovia was incorporated in 1887. It grew into a working-class town, with some pricey sections in the foothills, some slums near the freeway and a lot of modest homes in between. Four years ago, a new...

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