Over the past couple of weeks I've received confusing questions from Wildomar residents with concerns about Measure Z. Here are some examples:
- "I'm told by people that we'll pay more for park maintenance than New York City"
- "I'm told by people that we will pay more for park irrigation than Mississippi"
- "I'm told by people that the City will probably spend the Measure Z funds on things other than parks"
There is a lot of, shall we call it, "misleading" information, being thrown around regarding Measure Z. Generally trying to understand any measure can be confusing, but oddly enough the gossip about Measure Z is more confusing than the measure itself. The actual adopted resolution is available for reading at this site: http://www.wildomarparkz.com/documents/AdoptedResolution.pdf
The City resolution simply states: The annual $28 tax (about $2 a month) that would be paid (by Wildomar property owners) would be be used solely for operation and maintenance of city parks in Wildomar. Funds shall be used to keep the parks clean and safe, that all expenditures shall be audited annually and the City will create a "Citizen" oversight committee to advise the City Council on expenses and provide input from the community of what Wildomar wants from its parks. None of the Measure Z funds can be spent on anything but direct park related costs.
There should be no confusion regarding Measure Z. The only real question is, "Do we want Parks in Wildomar?" If you believe Wildomar should have parks, but still have concerns regarding the use of Measure Z's funds, please sign up with the City to be on the Oversight Committee or to receive that committee’s monthly Council report.
I believe Wildomar, like all cities, benefits from having parks. When you go to the polls this time, please vote “YES” on Measure Z.