City reinstates tax on La Paloma Subdivision

Pioneers Memorial Hospital Board of Directors receive a presentation from the City of Brawley Mayor Donnie Wharton for their new affiliation with Scripps Health Network.


BRAWLEY – The Brawley City Council voted to reinstate the Community Facilities District Levy A for residents of the La Paloma Subdivision and directed staff to proceed with a city-approved revitalization plan Tuesday at their regular meeting.

The tax is for improvements around the La Paloma Subdivision. The city temporarily suspended the tax on April 6, 2010, due to the economic conditions and the fact that no development would continue in the near future.

Pacific West Development (PWD) has submitted a plan to construct 268 houses on Units One and Two of the La Paloma Subdivision. The tax would reimburse PWD for improvements around the subdivision.

PWD has stated that without the tax, there would be no development. These improvements will enhance and improve the quality of life of current and future residents of the community.

Many of the La Paloma residents were in attendance at the meeting to express their concerns for the reinstatement of the tax.

Earlier in the week, Andrew Dixon, PWD president and CEO, met with residents of La Paloma to answer questions and concerns about the tax.

The council directed staff to look at ways to reduce the tax in any way possible for the residents.

“I appreciate the input and feedback the residents have given us,” said Mayor Donnie Wharton. “We will take all of the concerns into account when the staff develops the revitalization plan.”

The residents could possibly be taxed at a lower rate.

City of Brawley received $10,000 from the Imperial County Board of Supervisors for the City of Brawley Parks and Recreation programs.