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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1995 | JULIE FATE SULLIVAN
The City Council has set into motion a road improvement program that would repair substandard streets but would cost homeowners as much as $90 a year in added property taxes. Of the city's 120 miles of streets, half are substandard, Councilman Steve Apodaca said. The plan approved by the council Wednesday would spend $4.3 million a year for roadwork, starting with the streets that are in the worst shape. Of that amount, residents would chip in $1.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1999 | Mathis Winkler, (949) 764-4311
Supporters of Measure B, a $95 annual property tax for the Irvine Unified School District that will appear on the November ballot, have launched a $40,000 mailing campaign to reach voters. The Yes on B committee, an alliance of parents, teachers, businesspeople and other residents, sent letters to about 35,000 households in Irvine, asking residents to volunteer time and money. The letter, dated Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1998 | LESLEY WRIGHT
After postponing a decision three times since April, City Council members are expected to vote tonight on a program that offers property-tax cuts to owners of historically significant homes. The state's 1972 Mills Act allows cities to form contracts with these homeowners. In exchange for restoring or preserving their homes for at least 10 years, homeowners can cut their property-tax bills by up to 50%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2000
Haven't paid your property taxes yet? You can still get your payment in under the wire. Because the Dec. 10 deadline fell on a Sunday, people can line up today to make last-minute payments in person in Santa Ana or mail in the check, as long as the envelope is postmarked by Dec. 11. Missing the deadline is costly--a 10% penalty, said John M.W. Moorlach, Orange County's treasurer-tax collector. Moorlach's office said the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While thousands of homeowners and businesses have successfully secured lower property tax assessments during a sluggish real estate market the past few years, redevelopment agencies from Brea to Santa Ana have been left with less money for downtown revitalization efforts and other economic improvements. "These kinds of significant declines have a major impact," said John Reekstin, administrative services manager for the Santa Ana Redevelopment Agency.
NEWS
January 8, 1997 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First there was talk of economic boycott. Then some in South County even spoke of secession. Now, foes of a proposed commercial airport at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station want to swamp the Orange County assessor's office with requests to lower their property taxes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD
Residents may soon be able to pay property tax bills by telephone if the Board of Supervisors approves a proposal Tuesday by county staff members. Under the plan, the county treasurer-tax collector's office would establish a special phone line that would allow property owners to settle their taxes with either MasterCard or Discover credit cards.
NEWS
February 25, 1996 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When it comes to divvying up property tax dollars in the state of California, Orange County is a big loser. Local officials have long argued that Capitol funding fights left Orange County hamstrung, while less wealthy counties came out winners. But after years of doing little more than gripe, miffed Orange County officials say they are ready to battle back.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Without more money, Orange County's troubled library system will need to reduce both its hours and its budget for books by about a third, according to a report released Wednesday. The study said the library system could save money if it became independent of the county, but that modest increases in property taxes still might be needed to avoid cutbacks. The report, prepared for the county by David M. Griffith & Associates, seeks to assess the future of the 27-branch system.
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