This should shed some light on why Yucca Valley has really good fire protection and 29 Palms is in the situation it is. In Yucca Valley, 21.78% of the GENERAL TAX LEVY goes directly to the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District which provides fire protection for Yucca Valley; and “goes directly to” means exactly that… the Town of Yucca Valley doesn’t get to touch it.
The Town of Yucca Valley receives 16.53% to pay for its responsibilities (law enforcement, parks, roads, etc.).
In 29 Palms no portion of the GENERAL TAX LEVY goes to fire protection, meanwhile the CITY of 29 PALMS receives 26.38% (the highest percentage directly received by any city in San Bernardino County) to pay for its responsibilities (law enforcement, parks, roads, etc.).
When you compare taxing entities common to both (school district, college, hospital, county general fund) the citizens of 29 Palms contribute a higher percentage to each of those common entities than do the citizens of Yucca Valley.
Are the citizens of 29 Palms getting screwed? Draw your own conclusions.
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