Note to readers: I mentioned this at the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council meeting Tuesday night among the general public comments for items not on the Agenda. It dawned on me that that might not be the most effective way to get out the word, so here is a late, last-minute reminder to property owners of a tax measure that's come via a sly route, your mail, that may be mistaken for "junk mail."
There was a notice from the County of Los Angeles on a tax measure that you may not have noticed in the DWP bill among the usual notices that look like junk mail.
The PROTEST FORM is a small part of the entire notice form shown. (Outside DWP area but L.A. County property owners, notice in your own area utility bill.) It will subject property owners to a new parcel tax .
There are many locations on the web for more information about this tax and method of getting it by property owners without many noticing it. You can check a few of these locations.
That place to check is the "Altadena Blog," that gives you the story, yet is very brief and to the point: http://www.altadenablog.com/2013/01/clean-water-clean-beaches-protest-measures-must-be-in-tuesday.html A web site with a straight-forward explanation, AND to print the form shown. (or you can write your own letter with the same content, parcel number and sign it.) Either way, Return to the address that's shown on the linked web page and below.
Another place to get the infomation on this subject, as well: The item is on KFI- AM 640, John & Ken page:"PROTEST FORM FOR LA COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL TAX HIKE " Read more: http://www.kfiam640.com/pages/johnandken.html#ixzz2Hio3nNdJ
A. THE SUBSTANCE of the protest form is below, essential to include PARCEL NUMBER (from property tax bill) and signed by property owner or authorized representative. B. You need to use your own return envelope and your own postage stamp to mail it- Mail this by Saturday- an early "last pick up time"- to be sure it's received by Tuesday.
Text of the protest form:
Property owners or an authorized representative may complete this form or write a letter, and mail to the Executive Officer of the Board of Supervisors, P.O. Box 866006, Los Angeles, CA 90086 or hand deliver at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, Room 383, 500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA. To be counted as a protest, this form or your letter must include the Assessor’s Parcel Number and parcel address, be signed by the property owner or an authorized representative and be delivered no later than the end of the public hearing. Only one protest per property will be accepted and counted.
I protest the proposed clean water fee.
Print name –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Mail to: Executive Officer Board of Supervisors P.O. Box 866006 Los Angeles, CA 90086 Or hand deliver to: Executive Officer Board of Supervisors Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, Room 383 500 West Temple Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 Mail to: Executive Officer Board of Supervisors P.O. Box 866006 Los Angeles, CA 90086 Or hand deliver to: Executive Officer Board of Supervisors Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, Room 383 500 West Temple Street Los Angeles, CA 90012.
This is a county action. The city is planning the .5-percent addition to sales tax and another property tax as a bond measure of $3 Billion. More later.