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December 28, 2012
For Immediate Release
BURBANK UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT AND GLENDALE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE VOTE TO OPPOSE STORM WATER TAX
LOS ANGELES COUNTY – The effort to defeat the Flood Control District’s parcel tax is growing in momentum as both the Glendale Chamber of Commerce and the Burbank Unified School District voted to oppose the new tax, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
This opposition comes on the heels of the West Covina School District, the Long Beach Unified School District, the San Gabriel Valley Legislative Coalition of Chambers and the United Chambers of the San Fernando Valley voting to oppose the proposed parcel tax, announced Supervisor Antonovich. “The new tax effort continues losing the support of school districts and businesses despite the fact that the flood control district is making deals with schools with promises of funding in exchange for support.”
The “Official Notice to Property Owners of Public Hearing” was mailed early this month. County property owners may protest this new fee by returning the enclosed protest form. “While the mailing looks like junk mail, it is an important document that allows one to protest the proposed parcel tax,” Antonovich added.
Residents have until January 15 to file their objection by returning their protest form or protesting at the public hearing on January 15, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. in the Hearing Room of the Board of Supervisors at the Hall of Administration. If a majority of the property owners do not object, the Board of Supervisors can approve a mail-in-ballot to be sent to all property owners in March. Passage requires only a simple majority. If the mailer has been misplaced, a new mailer may be requested by calling (800) 218-0018 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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