CARD looking at tax to improve Chico parks

The Chico Area Recreation and Park District is moving working to add a new property tax on the 2020 ballot.

Posted: Sep 20, 2019 9:07 PM
Updated: Sep 20, 2019 9:12 PM

CHICO, Calif. - The Chico Area Recreation and Park District (CARD) is moving forward with a plan to put a property tax hike measure before the voters.

Property owners in Chico would have to pay an additional $110 each year in property taxes with the money going toward improving parks in the city.

"Everyone uses the parks. They're a wonderful community asset, they bring in business," said Mike Herman, who lives in Chico. "It's a feature the city can highlight when they're talking about the wonderful amenities in Chico, so more money for CARD I'm happy to pay it."

"I think homeowners pay enough taxes, many of them are fixed income. They just keep piling on [and] pretty soon they won't be able to afford living in California," said Chico resident, Wayne Duval.

CARD Directors will take a final vote on whether to put the tax increase on the ballot in October.

If approved, the measure will be on the March 2020 ballot.

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