Mod: If you are still trying to figure out the Parks Bond / Parcel Tax measure that Los Angeles County is trying to impose on the people living under its mighty thumb, then this LA Daily News editorial should help. It pretty much nails what the county is attempting to do, which is accumulate an awful lot of money without anyone noticing how badly they are being ripped off. Check it out.
That last paragraph is pretty important. The rest of this editorial can be found here.
To put this all into a local perspective, here is a paragraph from the agenda report that covered this matter for Monday night's Community Services Commission meet up.
So here is how this entire parks / parcel tax boondoggle breaks down:
Sierra Madre's portion to pay is $257,000.
Sierra Madre in return receives only $75,000.
Los Angeles County altogether gets $189 million to do with as they like.
Of course, if they decide instead on a 5-cent per square foot parcel tax those numbers go way up.
I think the county was counting on you not noticing. Keep all of this in mind when the City Council takes the matter up next Tuesday evening.
You might now know more about this stuff than they do.