Board of Supervisors Approves Reallocation of Property Taxes
Move comes in Response to Proposed Fire District Dissolution and Annexation
June 11, 2014
(Placerville, CA) – The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the reallocation of property taxes for the proposed annexation of the Latrobe Fire District at its June 10 meeting. At issue, was the allocation formula that would be used to cover the costs of expanded service by the El Dorado Hills County Water District (commonly known as El Dorado Hills Fire).
Earlier this year, both Districts approved resolutions that will dissolve Latrobe Fire District and have the district be annexed by El Dorado Hills Fire. The official dissolution and annexation requires action by the El Dorado Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO).
“The agreement and approval on a formula for the reallocation for property taxes marks the culmination of years of work,” District III Supervisor Brian Veerkamp said. “County staff, along with staff from both fire districts and Boards of Directors, should be commended on their dedication and effort to see this process through to the end.”
Should LAFCO approve the dissolution and annexation, approximately 27,840 acres will be added into El Dorado Hills Fire. The Latrobe Fire District encompasses approximately 23,390 acres of the County and has a “sphere of influence” of an additional 4,450 acres. Absent the tax allocation approved by the Board, El Dorado Hills Fire would not be able to pay for service costs. The percentage El Dorado Hills Fire will receive is commensurate with their normal tax share for current services provided.