LA HABRA HEIGHTS – More than two years after property owners by a 2-1 margin rejected a proposal to raise $1 million annually for a road tax, city officials again are talking about ways to finance infrastructure improvements.
The first step will occur at a special City Council meeting from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday when the council members will ask the community for its advice. “This is the beginning of a long-involved process to determine what the community wants to do,” said Mayor Brian Bergman.
Property owners in the past have approved taxes to pay for road improvements.
But the city now has no money coming in now, although a bond from the 1990s is still on the rolls and expected to be paid off in another year.
“We need to come up with a source of funding to be able to provide a continued flow for road maintenance,” Bergman said. Read more