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Wildomar To Consider Raising Fees Charged To Developers

During a special public study session slated at 6 p.m. Wednesday, council members will consider options.

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The City of Wildomar is holding a special City Council study session Wednesday night to discuss fees charged to developers who want to build in the city.

The 6 p.m. public meeting at City Hall will analyze development impact fees and a proposed schedule to raise them. City staff is seeking direction from council members on how to proceed.

When the city incorporated in July 2008, it adopted the development impact fees established by the County of Riverside.

Since that time, city staff -- with help from the contracting services of Colgan Consulting Corporation -- completed a study that analyzes the impacts of future development in Wildomar, as well as calculated fees to mitigate those impacts. As a result, under a proposed plan expected to be presented Wednesday, development fees in Wildomar would rise significantly.

The California Business Industry Association has expressed concerns over enacting new development impact fees given current economic conditions. Additionally, Wildomar resident George Taylor has expressed concerns in an email to the city.

During Wednesday's meeting, the public will have an opportunity to comment.

The meeting will take place at City Hall located at 23873 Clinton Keith Road.

Jenny Nason November 28, 2012 at 03:08 PM
What about making devolpers responsible for the messes they've already made?
censored messenger November 28, 2012 at 05:58 PM
What utter cretins! There is virtually no development taking place as it is!
Martha L. Bridges November 28, 2012 at 06:23 PM
What good does it do the set developers' fees and then have the development hungry city grant exceptions or exclusions to those fees? The largest development currently underway in Wildomar has been exempted from paying Quimby fees. And people wonder why Wildomar is park poor and must burden citizens with special new taxes!
The Teller of Truth November 28, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Yep that must be the reason why! What, you just don't know how to be a gracious loser marfa? One would think that you'd be so good at it by now. Still saving for that $28? I have a suggestion for you.....why don't YOU go down to the City Hall and ask the council for a $28 EXEMPTION? I'm sure that when they stopped laughin, they might even consider it. Lol!
Antonio November 28, 2012 at 07:43 PM
The Wildomar city council represents the residents of Wildomar and should avoid granting "corporate welfare" to land developers. Watch the city council discussion and votes and you will see who is in the pocket of developers and beholden to their campaign contributions.
Jack Burnett November 28, 2012 at 07:57 PM
It appears the "open space" proponents are winning the batle against development. Wildomar should be encouraging development, to increase its tax base, the lack of which is why I voted against incorporation. It appears the park tax is now law. People voted to fund park up keep, at the same time if you drive around Wildomar, you will disoiver people are unable to afford to maintain their own property.
Constant Comment November 28, 2012 at 08:28 PM
It doesn't cost money to maintain your property. It takes time & effort. Some of those down trodden properties that you speak of, have no problem spending $28 on booze & cigs per week, let alone $28 per year to go use an open park! Its all in their priorities. }~)
Jack Burnett November 28, 2012 at 08:48 PM
The mentality of those who want to charge fees to developers, are the same people who gave both houses of California legislature super majorities. Don't be surprised if Prop. 13 goes the way of thet Great Auk. Now that the legislative bodies have a 66% majority, they can vote too trash prop 13. I would wager a large number of the population has no idea what Prop. 13 is about.
Martha L. Bridges November 28, 2012 at 08:52 PM
I think the people of Wildomar are open to good, carefully planned development, but opposed to development which doesn't adhere to good sense, legal requirements and the CEQA guidelines which have been put in place to protect citizens and the environment from abusive developers and certain politicians who may personally profit from such development. We have a Visioning Plan which provides for development and expansion of our community and our tax base, but which also states clearly that the semi-rural ranch community areas be preserved. Most people in Wildomar want a well-planned and balanced approach to development. That takes time, and we have to cope with the fact that incorporation was premature and that there simply wasn't a good tax base to support city-hood.
Martha L. Bridges November 28, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Well the public better wise up and find out about Prop 13. Without its protection and limits to property tax increases a major protion of the population couldn't afford to live here in California. We need to tell our elected officials at every level that it is time to rein in their spending and live within stricter budgetary constraints. We shouldn't forever be spending money we don't have.
Martha L. Bridges November 28, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Amen to that Lyn!
The Teller of Truth November 28, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Marfa, when are you going to learn that you can't stop progress? Not everyone wants to live in the 1920's. Its time to for you and the city to grow up.
Stormy November 29, 2012 at 02:57 AM
Lady are you for real you want well balanced environments, carefully planned developments, protection for citizens and environmental abuse, you are what is wrong with this great State and keeps it from moving forward. This is not the 60's??? Visions, vision this a completely taken over Hispanic population that looks like Mexico, that is what is going to happen to this area if people don't stop fighting progress, step outside look around it is already happening.
Stormy November 29, 2012 at 03:05 AM
And another thing, all these environmental rules, laws and so on for this State is exactly why businesses move out of here and go to other states that don't have such strict fines and fees, talk to a business owner that has to comply to what is mandated, it might just open your eyes to a whole new view point. And don't forget when they leave they take their tax base with them.
censored messenger November 29, 2012 at 03:12 AM
it's been like Mexico for quite a long time; nothing wrong with that.... Mexico is a great country. Trouble is, Murrieta has mostly Guatemalan illegals. and Guatemala isn't so great..
The Teller of Truth November 29, 2012 at 07:01 AM
Martha L. Bridges 8:03 am on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Really LER I am sick and tired of you reposting this comment on just about any and every new article or blog. Enough, already! The people who are interested and concerned have read the post previously, and you are simply 'turning people off' by repeating it endlessly. Please stop this spam.
DISLIKES THE TELLER OF TRUTH November 29, 2012 at 08:51 AM
Teller of Truth, you are such a piece of shit. I have never seen such a whiner in my life. And your name should be changed to "The Teller of BULLSHIT." I'm not changing anytime soon, but damn, you make being a Republican an embarrassment. I'd sooner hang out with Democrats than you. You better keep a low profile. The second I find out whom you are, I'm going to call you out and make you look the fool you are-- much more than you look now. PUSSY.
DISLIKES THE TELLER OF TRUTH November 29, 2012 at 08:52 AM
Teller of Truth, you are such a piece of shit. I have never seen such a whiner in my life. And your name should be changed to "The Teller of BULLSHIT." I'm not changing anytime soon, but damn, you make being a Republican an embarrassment. I'd sooner hang out with Democrats than you. You better keep a low profile. The second I find out whom you are, I'm going to call you out and make you look the fool you are-- much more than you look now. PUSSY.
Constant Comment November 30, 2012 at 06:34 AM
My goodness Teller, Marfa really doesn't like you calling her out , now does she? HAhahaha! }~)

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