Wildomar Parcel Tax for Parks, Measure Z (November 2012)

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A Wildomar Parcel Tax for Parks, Measure Z ballot question was on the November 6, 2012 ballot for voters in the City of Wildomar in Riverside County, where it was approved.[1]

Measure Z levied a parcel tax of $28 per parcel per year on parcels in the city. The tax will result in annual new revenues to the city of about $350,000 per year. The city will use this money to operate 15 acres of park space.[1]

In June 2011, voters in the city rejected Measure D, a similar measure. Measure D was placed on the ballot after a state court struck down a $28 parcel tax that the city's voters had approved in 2006; the court said that tax was unconstitutional.

Wildomar closed its two smallest parks after the June 2011 defeat of Measure D. A non-profit (Friends of Wildomar Parks) took over operation of the Marna O'Brien park; that's the only park in the city with sports fields. The non-profit, however, is struggling to raise enough money to allow for adequate upkeep of the park.

A 2/3rds supermajority vote is required for passage.

Election results

Measure Z
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 7,056 68.59%
No3,23131.41%
Final certified results from the Riverside County elections office.

Support

  • Ray Addington, a member of the group "Friends for Wildomar Parks," said, "Kids in our neighborhood still don't have a decent place to play...They're forced to play in the streets or stay at home."[1]
  • Resident James Bush said, "Let's work on our yard."[1]

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