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Wildomar Parks: What Are You Telling The Pollsters?

Are you willing to pay a tax in order to fund Wildomar parks?

Most know the parks are in dire straits:  

Since then, many community members have been trying to find ways to raise money for the city’s three parks. Fundraisers have taken place, – even DeJong’s Dairy on Corydon has donation cups set out for patrons who want to give to the cause.

City officials aren’t taking the upcoming vote lightly, which is why polling is being done.

“This polling will help us formulate our message for the voters -- not just whether or not the voters want parks,” Wildomar Mayor Ben Benoit said. 

This will be a make-or-break moment for Wildomar parks if the tax isn’t passed. 

“With the city's current financial situation and the loss of our I strongly feel our city's first priority is restoring our public safety funding. That being the case, I feel it will be a long time before the city can afford to put ongoing money into open space, trails, or parks unless we have a detected form of ongoing funding,” the mayor added.

This tax will only affect the residents who own parcels in the city of Wildomar, so renters will not have to pay the tax.

Poll results are expected to be announced shortly. What are you telling the pollsters when they call? Are you willing to pay the tax in order to fund Wildomar parks?

JoAnn July 24, 2012 at 05:13 AM
Don't appreciate your innuendo Ken. Read the meeting notes and you can see where my inference comes from as the proposal is $28.00 annually parcel tax. The only "inside" information I have was sitting in the meeting room last month. I had to go see for myself what all the fuss was about. You too could have "inside" facts and information were you to attend and "listen" to what the council is saying and asking of the community you could have even spoken before the council. Where were you? I don't recall seeing you there speaking up before the council. As I stated I would be more than happy to pay my $2.50 a month (more or less and since my mortgage payment is impounded that is the approximation) to have beautiful parks to enjoy along with events that benefit all age groups and are open to all members of our community SHOULD they chose to partake of them.
JoAnn July 24, 2012 at 05:23 AM
Oh and before anyone can pipe up, I had to Drive over to Marna OBrien to walk, and that didn't bother me, as I said I don't have street lights in my neighborhood. The great thing about Marna was that there were many other folks out there in the evening walking/running with their dogs, friends, handicapped kids, kids playing on the sports equipment, kids, young men or adult men playing basketball, it was a friendly place where people can get to know their neighbors and build a community which is what every town needs to be successful. Based on the comments on these posts we certainly need that here.
99ARTaco July 31, 2012 at 06:26 PM
It's really a small price to pay for the foundation that it potentially provides for our youth. If you're really that worried about gangs or misled youth in the parks. I suggest you get off your butts and out of our houses every now and then and be apart of your community. If you see someone doing something wrong, simply report it!! If enough of us did that we would eventually drive out the trouble makers.
Teller of Truth July 31, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Mr. Taco, the freaks come out at night! (Thats a song) Not a lot of the respectable people here are up & out on the streets @ 2 AM to see these trouble makers at work. They do this sort of thing under the cover of darkness when no one can report it. You could corral a few of the bar flies on here that are actually out on the street during this time. They have no problem droppin dimes on each other.
99ARTaco July 31, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Well you either get busy building the community that you live in or you get busy getting out of the way. Nothing worth a damn is easy or free in life. Also, did these so called vandals stop vandalizing the parks because the city cut the budget? I think not. Regardless the parks are still there, and will remain there. So we can either lobby to have nice maintained parks. Or just leave them weed infested and brown as they are now because a few people feel they don't want to build their city up. The infrastructure that has already been put into place and paid for at these parks will only require more funds in the long run if they remain stagnant and unused. It's about doing what is right for the good of the community.

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