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1 Gary Nordquist, City Manager State of the City...SlideIt is now my distinct honor to bring you the 2014 State of the City address.This is perhaps an unenviable task this year – there is so much happening in our community – it is virtually impossible to capture it all.Last January, as I took office for the second time as Mayor, I was reminded by my husband John about the level of commitment this leadership role entails for this City.I casually brushed off the comments and then he said.....Marsha...You Just don't Get IT. I thought for a moment.....And answered....I do Get It....I Get It in WildomarI Get that we are a City with a big vision, that there is heroic work under way to achieve that vision…that we have early signs of success but still a long way to go and financial troubles yet to survive.I Get that the state of our city would depend on you the residents…and on me…and on whether we choose stamina as a community – sometimes in the throes of exhaustion…Whether we choose to work through conflict…and that ultimately the state of our city depends on the choice we make to NOT GIVE UP.I Get that..... Well, looking back over the last year, I can say with confidence that our community has, in fact, chosen determination and persistence in the face of challenges...such asPark FundingRidiculous LawsuitsThe "Great "State of California Taking 25 % of our Revenues ….and for that reason, Wildomar, I tell you that the state of our city remains strong.For the next several minutes or so – it’s my hope that you will see what I see. I Get IT...Sure, I have a unique vantage point in that I get the opportunity to see across the community.I see the wins that are happening.I see the challenges and the failures for sure – but above all else –I see people and businesses and neighborhoods and schools and community organizations who have put in the effort, they’ve prepared themselves…to Move this Community forward.City of WildomarGary Nordquist, City ManagerSouthwest Riverside County Association of RealtorsBreakfast with the City Managers MeetingJune 19, 2014
2 City of Wildomar Enjoying Year 6 We Are Open We Are Growing 1886 & 2008We Are OpenWilliam, Donald and MargretWe Are GrowingFrom Agricultural, Hotel and Rail StopTo City of 50,000As a City, we are enjoying our 6th Year, as a community….128 years.This last year we have seen a resurgence in Development,An overwhelming support to Re-Open our Parks,Great Cooperation with our neighboring Cities anda Re-Newed Relationship with the County…We Are Open!Growing, you bet… Besides the 5,000 new plants at the Parks…We have over 33,000 residents and with all the available land….We are on our way to a Community of 53,000 residents enjoying the Wildomar lifestyle.
3 Hub of Southwest Riverside County Lake Elsinore, La Cresta, Menifee, Murrieta and Temecula
4 Get Service in Wildomar We are Here to Serve and Provide the Local Control and Representation that the Residents voted for when we incorporated.Not only to we conduct the city’s business but many of us represent Wildomar on numerous Regional Board of Directors.We provide service and we Get It!MayorMarsha SwansonMayor Pro TemBen BenoitCouncilmember'sBob CashmanBridgette MooreTim WalkerCity Council-Elected at Large
5 Get Service in Wildomar City StaffUp to Nine and GrowingInterwest CorporationPV MaintenanceCity Police – Chief Leonard HollingsworthCity Fire – Chief Steve BeachWe have the Resources to Provide the Needed Daily Services to the Community.We have an excellent Staff who are very experienced in “Hands On” service deliveryWe have the support and unmatched expertise of our Contractors:Interwest Corporation for Building Planning Engineering Public Works and Code EnforcementPV Maintence who are just everywhere out in the Cityandthe Law Firm of Burke Williams and SorensonAnd the Resources of the Riverside County Sheriffs and Cal Fire…World Class and here at our City.
6 The NumbersToday…. Population-33, square miles Rural Residential 62% Built Out General Plan UpdateTo the Future…Build Out – 53,0006,500 New Homes506 Acres - Commercial Development260 Acres – Business Park / IndustrialFiscally Sustainable
7 The Numbers II (Sequel) WildomarLake ElsinoreMenifeeMurrietaTemeculaCountyAges- % Under 57%97% Under 1830322627% Over 656191012Education…… High School83%77849179College Degree - BA17%1516283120Home Value (median) 2012$ 237 k$ 216 k$ 202 k$ 286 k$ 311 k$ 248 kDrive Time to Work37minutes43 minutes38 minutes35 minutes3332 minutes
8 The Numbers III (Trilogy) WildomarLake ElsinoreMenifeeMurrietaTemeculaCountyHousehold Income (median)$ 60 k$ 62 k$ 53 k$ 75 k$ 79 k$ 57 kBusinesses2,0574,021N/A9,60710,547163,248Population per Square Mile1,3581,4311,6683,0813,319308Square Miles24364633307,206Crimes per Square Mile314843528292 (California)Crimes per 1,000 population23382517(California)Source: US Census Quick Facts 2010Crime Data; Neighborhood Scout
9 Starbuck’s “Drive Thru” Clinton Keith Road and Hidden Valley City of Wildomar
10 Sales Tax - RevenueOur Sales Tax Revenues….. A Reflection of the Businesses in Town , is back and growing
11 Property Tax Revenue Our Property Taxes have recovered, Track Homes….New, that were selling for $250 thousand two years ago are now Selling in the low $400 thousandsWe processed 49 new homes so far this year = $16 million Assessed valuation79 new residential permits last year = $63 million assessed valuationThere is another 1600 plus units in various stages of planning and permitting processThis action is a lot for our Community and it all adds value and increases services levels.
12 Motor Vehicle License Fee General Fund Revenue Obviously the Great State of California understood this revenue source and “Got It”.With the State taking away 25% of our General Fund Budget our Vision and plans were put on “Pause”Two years Later.We are still here and with Your support of legislation SB 69 and AB 1521,this source of revenue will be restored to Wildomar and other new cities and annexations.Without this support and passage of legislation,It will be virtually impossible for new cities to be created orexisting city’s to expand their borders.
13 General Fund Expenses With these Fiscal Challenges We Got Fiscally Fit, Cutting back costs, Turning off the lights when we leave theroom and other common sense, business practices are consistently used in thisorganization.Our First Year of Cut backs….FY 2011/12… We Finished the year with a surplus of$1,765……yes $1,765. I know most of you have more than that in your dailychecking account!We May not be thriving…..but we are surviving…and we have taken the necessary Fiscally Strategic actions to assurethat all future residential development will pay it’s own way andadd value to the Community!
14 Residential Lennar Homes at Andalusia – Under Construction Palomar CV Communities-156 New Homes-Palomar
15 OPEN Multi-Family Oak Springs Ranch 312 units Walk To Medial Centers Walk to Retail Shops
23 Wildomar….Not Just A City, But a Community Contacts:Dan York – Assistant City Manager- City Engineer – Public Works DirectorMatt Bassi – Planning DirectorAlfredo Garcia - PlannerBrian Gumpert – Building Officialcityofwildomar.org