Tuesday, Wildomar voters will decide whether they want to pay an annual $28 special tax to fund their city parks.
The ballot initiative called Measure Z requires a two-third's majority in order to pass. If the measure fails, the city contends there is not enough money in its budget to keep the parks open.
In 2011, a similar initiative -- Measure D -- was put to voters but failed to pass.
Attached are the arguments for and against Measure Z. These arguments are published verbatim in voter materials.
Also attached is an impartial analysis of Measure Z as drafted by Wildomar City Attorney Thomas Jex.
To read all three documents, click on the attached PDFs.
The following is the final language of Measure Z. Voters will be asked to vote Yes or No to show their support for or against:
Measure to Save Wildomar Community Parks.
To reopen closed community parks, prevent closure
of Marna O'Brien Park (the last open City park),
restore funding for recreational services/community
events, maintain safe playground equipment, clean
public restrooms, sports fields, and youth/children's
recreation/after-school programs, restore park
security patrols/safety lighting, and remove graffiti;
shall the City of Wildomar levy $28/parcel annually,
with required independent financial audits, and
requiring that all funds are used locally?
Looking for opinions on Measure Z? The following are links to the most recent blogs and opinion pieces that have been published on Patch regarding the measure. (The opinions expressed are not necessarily those of Patch or its employees. None of the opinions have been authored by Patch employees or paid contractors.):
Opinions for Measure Z:
Opinions against Measure Z: