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?