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Old 08-04-2011, 03:05 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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When did government ever approve sprawl? Try your elected officials. In the end, the people elect the officials, thus, in a representative democracy, the elected officials, who represent the people approve these projects.

Back in the pre-prop 13 days and similar to other parts of the country, when infrastructure needs and replacements occur, than property taxes go up, thus everyone pays in. Whether Prop 13 is good or bad is a discussion all on its own, but to blame "government" for sprawl shows a lack of understanding on how development in this state occurs, especially for large scale developments that typically implement mello-roos.

But i do respect your opinion, as you are entitled to it
Thank you. Now these wouldn't be the same elected representatives of the people who go to court to try to overturn the will of the people as exspressed by the initiative process, would they? Or maybe they're just the ones who vote the way special interests that donate heavily to their reelection campaigns dictate.
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Mokelumne Hill, CA & El Pescadero, BCS MX.
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I have been looking at houses in Lincoln. I saw one house that is priced at $275K that carries a prop/mello tax of $7,881.

A typical 30 year mortgage with a standard 20% down would be $1,181. The prop/mello tax divided by 12 equals $657.

That's hard to swallow!
I've never seen a Mello-Roos bond payable in one year. They're usually more like 10 years.
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Riverside, CA
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I've never seen a Mello-Roos bond payable in one year. They're usually more like 10 years.
I don't know how long the bond is for. I just looked at the Placer County website to see the property tax bill for 2010.

How long does a Mello-Roos tax usually go for? I thought it was more like 30 years. If it is only 10 years that wouldn't be that bad.
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:13 PM
 
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When did government ever approve sprawl? Try your elected officials. In the end, the people elect the officials, thus, in a representative democracy, the elected officials, who represent the people approve these projects.

Back in the pre-prop 13 days and similar to other parts of the country, when infrastructure needs and replacements occur, than property taxes go up, thus everyone pays in. Whether Prop 13 is good or bad is a discussion all on its own, but to blame "government" for sprawl shows a lack of understanding on how development in this state occurs, especially for large scale developments that typically implement mello-roos.

But i do respect your opinion, as you are entitled to it
Infrastructure can be handled in many ways...

My water bill is adjusted upward every year or two to pay for repair and replacement of the water system... just as the sewer charges are going up... something like 34% in the next couple of years to replace aging lines...
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