Pieter Brueghel the Younger, ‘Paying the Tax (The Tax Collector)’
The property owners of Wildomar need to check their property tax bill to ensure they paid the proper amount for Measure Z Parks Tax.
Notice the Measure Z Tax which is $14.00 per installment or $28.00 Annually
Unbeknownst to the Measure Z Oversight Committee which has never questioned whether the proper amounts have been billed and collected, some properties are being bill and improper amount.
Notice the improper amount of tax on this property tax bill, it totals $33.00 Annually
A responsibility of the Measure Z Oversight Advisory Committee can be found in the City of Wildomar Municipal Code Section 3.18.060 Oversight committee.
By no later than March 1, 2013, the City Council shall establish a Wildomar Community Parks Funding Measure Citizen’s Oversight Advisory Committee to advise the City Council regarding the collection and expenditure of tax revenues collected under the authority of this chapter. The Committee shall consist of at least five members, who shall be residents of the City. The terms of the Committee members and their specific duties shall be established by resolution of the City Council. (Ord. 71 § 1, 2012)
The question asked when the voters approved the Measure Z Parcel Tax can be found in Resolution 2012-38:
These responsibilities are further expounded upon in Resolution 2013-37 Exhibit A
Role, Responsibilities and Duties
The responsibilities and duties of the committee shall be limited to:
3. Understand municipal revenue collection and distribution from local, state and federal sources
Per City of Wildomar Municipal Code 3.18.080 Special tax.
Commencing as of July 1, 2013 and continuing annually thereafter, there is imposed a tax on all parcels in the City for the privilege of using community park and community park related facilities, programs and services and the availability of such facilities, programs and services. The maximum tax rate imposed hereby shall not exceed $28.00 per parcel per year. For purposes of this chapter, “parcel” means a unit of real estate in the City as shown on the most current official assessment roll of the Riverside County Assessor. (Ord. 71 § 1, 2012)
In the haste to satisfy their financial obligation many people just pay their taxes without looking closely at the detail. Now is the time before the next installment is due to look at the details and make sure you are paying only what you should be paying.
If the amount on your tax bill is incorrect please e-mail your councilperson and ask why? With the Measure Z Oversight Committee in place to protect your interest how can this happen.
Especially after the infamous quote found in http://www.pe.com/articles/committee-661787-tax-measure.html “Officials have said the committee was key to the Measure’s success, citing nationwide distrust of how tax dollars are spent.”
Councilmembers e-mails can be found at the following links:
Ben Benoit, Mayor Pro Tem
Dustin Nigg, Council Member
Timothy Walker, Mayor
Bridgette Moore, Council Member
Marsha Swanson, Council Member