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Election Day Guide To Wildomar's Measure Z

Weigh in with your thoughts about this Measure below.

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:

When We Dare To Dream: YES On Z

But What About Parks In New York City?

Having Parks In Wildomar Starts With You

The Truth About Wildomar’s Parks

We Need Wildomar Parks For Many Reasons

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Marna O'Brien Would Vote Yes On Z

Wildomar Parks: What Are You Telling The Pollsters?

Opinions against Measure Z:

Measure Z: Reality vs Hype

Wildomar, Where Animals Are More Important Than Children

The Art of Spin in a Local Election

The Other Side of Wildomar's Park Issues

Measure “Z” – Another Bad Tax Proposal - Updated

Taxpayers' Money Being Spent to Pass Measure Z

Wildomar Parks: What's The Cost?

92595 November 06, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Voted yes on z. Not having one open park in Wildomar is embarrassing.
92595 November 06, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Martha Bridges: your reasoning is fair enough. But how come you aren't addressing the possibility the parks could bring revenue to Wildomar? Carnivals, events, rallies, etc. + it will help home sales/home values.
92595 November 06, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Martha and Ken: if the city council and city government opposed Z, would you then endorse it? Be honest please.
True Authority November 07, 2012 at 01:27 AM
Move away!
Nonya Business November 07, 2012 at 04:30 PM
I could not agree more. Our youth need a place to play and be socially active. I will gladly pay a little tax to have the parks open. We have a lot of scouting events at Marna O'Brien and it is in terrible condition. All the money spent to revitalize the park to begin with was completely wasted... It looks like this will pass with a 2/3's vote so for all you park haters Ha Ha!!! If it does end up failing we are going to play in the Mayor's & council members front yards...

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