Pam Elias, Riverside County Office of Auditor/Controller property tax division chief, spoke to CSA 36 residents’ concerns over mistakes in a recent property tax billing.
District residents recently received a corrected tax bill with the right CSA 36 line item billing for lighting, parks and recreation.
An initial tax bill contained an incorrect line item for “CSA 27 lighting.” CSA 27 is in Cherry Valley.
Readers have asked about payment of their tax bill prior to the reissuance of the corrected bill. Elias stated funds would still go to CSA 36, even if the tax bill was paid prior to reissuance of the corrected version. “The description [on the first tax bill] was wrong,” said Elias. “Payment will still go to the right district. The district number [which did not show on the first tax bill] was correct even though the description [CSA 27] was not. CSA district numbers do not appear on residents’ tax bills.”
CSA 36 covers recreation and street lamps in Idyllwild only.