City bills residents for unpaid fees

DOWNEY - If you're wondering about a strange tax bill that arrived in the mail this week - it's legit.According to city officials, a computer glitch prevented L.A. County from collecting two fees that are normally included in residents' property tax bill. In response, the city of Downey sent out invoices this week to collect the unpaid fees, which cover the city's lighting and landscaping assessments. The fees could total about $26. Complicating matters is that the city also sent out a sample property tax bill to highlight the lighting and landscaping fees. That confused some residents, who thought they owed an additional $1,800. To be clear, the 2010 property tax "bill" is only a sample. Residents should refer to the separate invoice to find out how much they owe. For questions, call Public Works at (562) 904-7109.

********** Published: November 1, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 29