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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1990
My cable company has been collecting what they call an "Orange County Property Tax" from me for several months now. Would someone care to tell me what they're doing with the interest on my money? Cable companies have bad service, and we, the people, have no choice because they have a monopoly! EILEEN E. PADBERG Irvine
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 2000 | DAVID REYES
Just as the holiday season shifts into high gear and the bills start piling up, homeowners have one more expense to deal with: annual property tax payments. Because the Dec. 10 deadline falls this year on a Sunday, though, taxpayers are getting a bit of a break, said John M.W. Moorlach, Orange County's treasurer-tax collector. They can line up Monday to make last-minute payments in person in Santa Ana or mail in the check, just so the envelope is postmarked by Dec. 11.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1997 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Today is the deadline for Orange County residents to mail, drop off or phone in their property tax payments or face a harsh 10% late fee. The county tax collector's office in Santa Ana will extend office hours to handle the expected crush of procrastinators, and, for just the second time, last-minute customers can also pay via an after-hours drop box or with credit card via phone. Most residents pay by mail, and all payments postmarked by today will be considered on time, according to John M.W.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1999 | Chris Ceballos, (949) 248-2150
The City Council recently approved property tax assessments for six landscape maintenance districts in the city. Homeowners in the Seaview district will pay $557; in the Belford Terrace district, $360; in the Mission Springs district, $290; in the Mission Woods district, $200; in the Los Corrales district, $80; and in the Capistrano Royale district, $1,100. The assessments pay for weekly landscape maintenance including mowing, weeding, fertilization, de-thatching and minor tree trimming.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Beginning in November, county residents will be able to use credit cards to pay property tax bills under a new automated telephone system that eventually may be expanded to include other fees and fines. The system enables taxpayers to cover their twice-yearly bills by punching the keys on a touch-tone phone. It is similar to a service now used by local courts to collect ticket fines and other payments. Flashing plastic might be convenient, but it will also be more costly than paying by check.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1999 | Chris Ceballos, (949) 248-2150
The City Council recently approved property tax assessments for six landscape maintenance districts in the city. Homeowners in the Seaview district will pay $557; in the Belford Terrace district, $360; in the Mission Springs district, $290; in the Mission Woods district, $200; in the Los Corrales district, $80; and in the Capistrano Royale district, $1,100. The assessments pay for weekly landscape maintenance including mowing, weeding, fertilization, de-thatching and minor tree trimming.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 2000 | DAVID REYES
Just as the holiday season shifts into high gear and the bills start piling up, homeowners have one more expense to deal with: annual property tax payments. Because the Dec. 10 deadline falls this year on a Sunday, though, taxpayers are getting a bit of a break, said John M.W. Moorlach, Orange County's treasurer-tax collector. They can line up Monday to make last-minute payments in person in Santa Ana or mail in the check, just so the envelope is postmarked by Dec. 11.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2002
Assessor Webster J. Guillory said Monday he will wait for further court action before deciding whether to appeal a ruling against Orange County's property-tax assessment method. A Superior Court judge in December said higher assessments on some properties violated Proposition 13, which limits such increases to 2% a year. Attorney Robert Pool brought the case after the assessment on his Seal Beach home rose 4% in one year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1997 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Today is the deadline for Orange County residents to mail, drop off or phone in their property tax payments or face a harsh 10% late fee. The county tax collector's office in Santa Ana will extend office hours to handle the expected crush of procrastinators, and, for just the second time, last-minute customers can also pay via an after-hours drop box or with credit card via phone. Most residents pay by mail, and all payments postmarked by today will be considered on time, according to John M.W.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Beginning in November, county residents will be able to use credit cards to pay property tax bills under a new automated telephone system that eventually may be expanded to include other fees and fines. The system enables taxpayers to cover their twice-yearly bills by punching the keys on a touch-tone phone. It is similar to a service now used by local courts to collect ticket fines and other payments. Flashing plastic might be convenient, but it will also be more costly than paying by check.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1990
My cable company has been collecting what they call an "Orange County Property Tax" from me for several months now. Would someone care to tell me what they're doing with the interest on my money? Cable companies have bad service, and we, the people, have no choice because they have a monopoly! EILEEN E. PADBERG Irvine
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1985 | KENNETH F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writer
Saying the dispute should be settled locally, Gov. George Deukmejian Monday vetoed a bill that would have ended a years-old Orange County tax-revenue fight in favor of the tiny Yorba Linda Water District. The north Orange County water agency, which has more than doubled the size of its service area in recent years, has been trying since 1978 to get a larger share of Orange County's property-tax revenues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 2009 | Tami Abdollah
Orange County's total property tax values for 2009-10 are down 1.23%, or $5.2 billion -- the county's first decrease since the bankruptcy years of 1994 and 1995, according to the annual report released by the assessor's office this month. The decrease in value translates to at least $52 million less public funding for local agencies, said Assessor Webster J. Guillory. The total taxable value of $418.8 billion assessed as of Jan. 1 includes more than 1 million units, more than 200,000 of which are now assessed below their Proposition 13 taxable values, he said.
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