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Lawmakers Want $1.8 Million Returned To Wildomar

Kevin Jeffries (R-Lake Elsinore), along with Assemblymen Brian Nestande (R-Palm Desert), Jeff Miller (R-Corona) and Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley), introduced amendments today to ABx1 43 that are designed to return $14 million to newly incorporated cities in

(R-Lake Elsinore) together with three other lawmakers introduced bill amendments today that, if passed, would see nearly $1.8 million returned to Wildomar.

Jeffries, along with Assemblymen Brian Nestande (R-Palm Desert), Jeff Miller (R-Corona) and Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley), introduced amendments today to ABx1 43 that are designed to return $14 million to newly incorporated cities in Riverside County. 

Wildomar, Jurupa Valley, Menifee and Eastvale lost $1.6 to $5.7 million dollars each under , which was signed into law this summer by Governor Jerry Brown as part of the 2011-12 state budget package. Senate Bill 89 stripped revenues cities get from the state's Vehicle License Fee fund. Newly incorporated cities were hit hardest because in their early years of citihood they see a higher percentage of revenues from these funds.

“These funds represent as much as a quarter of these cities' entire budgets,” according to a news release from Jeffries office today.

The $1.8 million carved out of Wildomar’s budget as a result of SB 89 represents a 22 percent chop. The sharp cut forced the city to

The amendments introduced by the four legislators will attach the Riverside cities to ABx1 43. That assembly bill, introduced by Jose Solorio (D-Anaheim) Sept. 1, is intended to address the loss of Vehicle License Fee funds in Orange County.

“These amendments (to ABx1 43) will correct a disturbing consequence created in this year's budget,” Jeffries said in the news release. “SB 89 unfairly stole millions from our newly founded cities leaving them in almost financial ruin. I thank my fellow Assemblymembers for working with us to correct this injustice."

Martha L. Bridges September 08, 2011 at 03:49 PM
If the large number of car owners that illegally register their cars out-of-state would simply pay their fair share, there would be no need to increase the tax burden on the rest of Californians. Maybe the state should increase the fine and introduce a program that would pay a big fat bounty for reporting car owners who are obviously breaking the law.
Martha L. Bridges September 08, 2011 at 03:53 PM
The people who pushed Wildomar to incorporate prematurely were either totally dishonest with the public or extremely dumb and shortsighted about the financial reality. Take your pick, but there was never enough revenue to support city-hood and Wildomar's citizens are paying the high price for these people's self-centered political ambitions.
D A September 08, 2011 at 04:48 PM
"Follow up..... The reason why a legislation is being introduced to Re-instate the funding for 4 newly incorporate cities..... Back door politics late night budget deals and last minute voting without knowing the deatils until after the fact....."
D A September 08, 2011 at 05:00 PM
There are probably fewer illegal registrations than you might think even if the number was 2000 vehicals in wildomar (probably closer to 20) that would only equate to about 20,000-40,000 going to the city that is nowhere close to 1.8 million lost.
LEResident September 09, 2011 at 11:12 PM
Be like UHAUL register your cars in Arizona!!! Create a company and register your car as a business and register in another state....if California has the most cars besides, Texas and New York, how come our registration is more than states that have less cars on the road (hmmmmm)

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