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SPECIAL MEETING: Find Out If Wildomar Residents Say They'll Pay For Parks

At tonight's special meeting at Wildomar City Hall, residents can find out the results of a telephone survey that polled residents on parks' support.

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If you want to know whether Wildomar residents told pollsters they are willing to pay a tax to keep parks open, you will need to attend tonight’s special city council meeting.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Wildomar City Council will hold the meeting at City Hall located at 23873 Clinton Keith Road.

Poll results were not published for the public prior to tonight’s meeting.

to invest up to $15,000 for a professional polling service to survey residents by telephone and find out what the level of support would be for a parks’ ballot initiative.

If the city decides to move forward tonight based on poll results, it is expected Wildomar will ask voters in November whether they want to pay a $28 special tax to fund maintenance of the city’s three parks: Marna O’Brien, Windsong and Heritage.

In June, Assistant City Manager Gary Nordquist said the cost to Wildomar to get a measure on the November ballot is expected to be around $43,000, possibly more, not including the polling cost or an additional $10,000 proposed for voter information and education outreach.

michael August 01, 2012 at 04:53 AM
Public comment are open at the aug 8th meeting. Anyone who supports pleaseeee pleasseee attend!.....
Ken Mayes August 01, 2012 at 05:05 AM
Supports what, a park tax or wasting the taxpayers money. Oops same thing.
Hawkeye August 01, 2012 at 05:26 AM
The City of Jurupa Valley faces disincorporation because it has no money. Didn't last a year. Wish Wildomar would do likewise. It does me no good to "live" in Wildomar. I even have to use Lake Elsinore as a mailing address which can be very confusing. Some of my neighbors think they live in Lake Elsinore. I may be naive but if a park is going to raise my property value won't my tax and insurance go up? I didn't buy this for an investment and the low tax was appealing, not park(s).
Teller of Truth August 01, 2012 at 06:05 PM
You pretty much hit the nail on the head there! A ton of people bought out here because it was cheap. I guess in the end, you always get what you pay for!
Geno Davis August 04, 2012 at 01:35 AM
GENO I am curious how much would it have cost to open the parks for the summer months. Would it have cost more than the amount that the City is spending on the ballot and phone survey along with the $10,000.00 that will be spent on citizen education!!! Just curious!!! We are all paying to much taxes already for what! The City of Wildomar has nothing to offer. My opinion!!

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