The Measure rightfully failed when 69.32% of us voted "NO" and only 30.68% voted 'yes'.
WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT?
Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District (TVRPD) has placed a 'general obligation bond' for $43 MILLION DOLLARS on the ballot to repair existing facilities and to build a new mega Recreation Center. The Rec Center, alone, has a proposed project cost of nearly $30 Million Dollars and is projected to be built at a cost of $600 dollars a square foot. (Average Rec Centers are constructed across the U.S. at approx $300 per square foot. )
WHO WILL BE IMPACTED?
Everyone in the TVRPD District WILL pay this tax.
Property owners in Golden Hills, Tehachapi City, Oak Knolls, Sand Canyon, Cummings Valley, Country Oaks, Fair View Ranches, Mountain Meadows, Alpine Forest, Keene, Hart Flat and Old West Ranch, will be forced to pay for this extravagantly overpriced project which is almost exclusively located within the Tehachapi city limits.
(Bear Valley Springs and Stallion Springs have removed themselves from TVRPD. They will not have to pay towards this bond).
IF YOU OWN A HOME OR OWN LAND IN THE
GREEN AREA OF THIS MAP, YOU WOULD PAY
FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE, OVER 35 YEARS -
UP TO $86.775 MILLION DOLLARS !!!
THE PROPOSAL WILL TAX YOU $39 DOLLARS PER $100,000 OF ASSESED VALUE ON YOUR HOME, BUSINESS OR VACANT LAND. ALL PROPERTIES WITHIN THIS MAP - THE TVRPD DISTRICT- WILL BE EFFECTED.
ON TOP OF THAT, THE CURRENT TAXES YOU NOW PAY TO TVRPD (OVER $820,000 DOLLARS ANNUALLY) WILL CONTINUE IN ADDITION TO THE BOND TAXES. THERE IS NO 'STOPPING' POINT TO THE CURRENT TAXATION.
TOTAL OF PAYMENTS (AS STATED BY THE BOND SALESMAN) WILL BE UP TO $86.775 MILLION DOLLARS OVER 35 YEARS!!!