Next time you hear the City of Fresno cry about the loss of revenue - think about this!
Parcel by parcel, behind the felony altering of sewer and water lines throughout town, property owners have either relocated or been run off in one manner or another.
Every time a change of ownership takes place, property taxes are reassessed and GUESS WHO IS COLLECTING?!? I am no expert in finances, but I can see what and how the owners in the Tower Dist. were/are annihilated because in order to pull this off, because it was done to my family. Where Proposition 13 was in tact - property taxes were not raised as long as it remained in the family.
Correct me if I am wrong but didn't the value of property in the Tower District soar prior to the "infrastructure upgrade?" Where Olive Ave. was widened WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION, PERMITS OR INSPECTIONS. That was impossible to carry out, without destruction and patching of street-lined property. How about that so-called Tower District "revitalization." I believe the term "REPAIRS" would have been more appropriate - look at the shambles the area has been left in. At the same time property values soared!?!
An investigation would expose the fraud behind the real estate transactions before, during and after - including why no one complained. Public records show the links and rotation pattern among the entourage behind this, as it continues.
You don't see anymore old families in the Tower District, where Proposition 13 was in place. In my case, with the chemicals and the corrupt realtor, not only were we annihilated and run off our properties, we were cheated in excess of $1 million. Even then, taxes went from $800+/- to $2500+/-. They should have gone to $10,000, which they will, when the properties re-sell. Who is collecting off of this?!? The agency that whines about loss of revenue for street maintenance, etc? The agency that increased our utility bills due to "maintenance" of sewer/water lines as they assured us of complying with State and Federal guidelines? I do not know - that is why I am asking.
Behind the altered plat/parcel maps, official sewer layouts verify what is taking place. But because no one looks, questions or compares records, this is how the City of Fresno has gotten by with non-responsibility for the horrendous damages they are holding property owners responsible to maintain. With old records of Fresno no longer available and disclosure laws not being complied with, they commit perjury to discredit their own UNALTERED records while citing, "That is your problem - that is your property."