County board sets date to decide whether to impose liens on delinquent bill payers

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, June 7, set a public hearing Tuesday, June 28, to consider whether to impose special assessments totaling $2.65 million on thousands of Riverside County residents’ property tax bills to collect unpaid trash collection debts.According to the Department of Environmental Health, 5,323 residents in unincorporated communities owe the county’s four waste haulers for rubbish pickup and disposal services in 2021.Amounts in arrears range from about $125 to $6,300 per customer, according to the proposed special assessment roll.Jeff Johnson, director of the environmental health department, requested the public hearing for the board to approve the assessments, which would be tacked onto delinquent payers’ property tax obligations.
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