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In my letter published in The Downey Patriot on Oct. 1, I erred in saying that the Bellflower Unified School District wants to impose a $25 (estimated) tax per $100,000 property evaluation on property owners. Truth is it's the Cerritos Community College District that wants to impose it on property owners within the district area.
It is known as Measure G and will probably go on forever. This bond means a tax on present property owners and future people who want to buy and own their home. Renters will be affected also as the property owner will just pass this cost onto them in the rent.
This means that if you own a home worth $400,000, you will be paying $1000 extra on top of what your property bill is now, probably forever as these things have a life of their own. They should instead get money from the rich city that has titanium walls on their library.
There isn't much mention of this measure in local papers and I venture to say that a majority of property owners are not even aware of this fiasco. It's the best kept secret around our area of Downey, Cerritos and Bellflower. I am surprised that the real estate groups are not even fighting it.
With college presidents making $300,000, $400,000 or $500,000 salaries, and students having to pay high tuition rates, this is very unfair to all but the higher paid administrators who benefit from it. It is also discriminatory in that it targets only one group of people to pay, instead of all paying equally.
John Paul Drayer is the only candidate from Area 3 that I am aware of that opposes this parcel tax. Please vote to be good for yourself by voting a big "no" on Measure G and P, the Bellflower utility tax.
You'll be glad you did in the long run.
Published: October 18, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 27