December 19, 2018 Bulletin
DIGITAL EDITION No. 297 December 19, 2018 EDITOR: Layne Bowen PHOTOGRAPHER: Nicole Le PUBLISHER: Richard Lazovick
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 🎉
Our Program For Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Climbers For Peace In Iran
With pictures and words Fred will share his amazing adventure in citizen diplomacy to reach out a hand of friendship to the Iranian people. Learn how a combined team of Americans and Iranians reached the summit of Damavand, an 18,605 volcano that is sacred to the Persian people. At age 75 Fred was told that he was the oldest American to ever summit Damavand.
Wednesday January 9, 2019: Don McMillan – Trekking on The Camino de Santiago de Compostela
Jackie says only 3 cabins are left for the 2019 Rhine River Cruise.
Pledge: Doug Johnson
Reflection: Ginny Cannon. Ginny shared her grandson’s recipe for gratitude.
Rich de Lambert announced there were no visiting Rotarians today.
Anthony Rizzo, Joanne Haymaker, Nour Maxwell,
Ginny announced that Debi Zaft was sent to the ER for high blood pressure. Best wishes to Debi for a speedy recovery.
Dan Schell presided over the raffle and Kim Murphy’s number was drawn. Kim apparently drew a loser, but still walked away with $10.
Judi Glenn gave a report on the annual Rotary Christmas Nutcracker program complete with the return of Santa Claus! Everyone had a great time. Please take a look at the details and pictures By clicking here
Pete Lescure asked for volunteers
Rich de Lambert asked for readers to help Tim Fawcett.
Karen Ball announced lunch tickets are going up to $29 starting in January. Also a memorial service for Bart Eddy’s wife will be held ___?
Kathleen Archer was in Hawaii and brought back some Hawaiian auction items (Kona coffee, macadamia nuts and a t-shirt). They were sold as a package for $50 to Casey Carter (I think).
Yale Abrams was recognized for his receiving the Spirit of Sonoma Award. Yale donated $50 to the club foundation.
Doug Johnson introduced Bill Rousseau, Sonoma County Clerk, Re order, Assessor. Bill is retiring January 7th. Bill covered a fire of subjects and the fire effects on assessing property in Sonoma County. Assessment of 88 million last year was the highest ever, even with the fires. Bill shared the Assessment roll history as well as types of assessments. The overwhelming majority of properties are residential.
Bill discussed the history of Prop 13, which was created to protect people from being taxed out of their homes in the late 70’s due to rapid appreciation. The result is that in the ensuing years, two identical properties can pay vastly different amounts in property taxes depending on when the properties were purchased. Bill also discussed the various options for assessment and taxation for replacement property for fire survivors. Prop 8 deals with assessing property in a declining real estate market. Assessment can only be raised by 2% per assessment year.
Governor Declared Disasters – Options for Property Owners
- REBUILD PROPERTY WHERE THE CALAMITY OCCURRED IN A GOVERNOR DECLARED DISASTER REVENUE AND TAXATION CODE 170
- Property is damaged more than $10,000. Calamity form filed within 12 months of disaster date. Requirement waived for 2017 wildfires.
- The replacement property must be substantially equivalent to the original. A general definition of substantially equivalent is similar in size, utility, function, and zoning. Any type of real property.
- Base Year Value Factored (BYVF) will be restored as a percent complete as of each lien date, or upon completion at 100%.
- Additional square footage, additional structures, outbuildings, fixtures, etc. will be added as market value to the BYVF to get a new blended “hybrid value”.
- Note: Granny units or JDU’s or ADU’s will be assessed at market value unless they were part of the original structures.
Governor Declared Disasters – Options for Property Owners
- TRANSFERS BETWEEN COUNTIESARE ALLOWED ONLY IF THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE REPLACEMENT PROPERTY IS LOCATED HAS PASSED AN AUTHORIZING ORDINANCE –Prop 171 ‐(Sonoma County Accepts)
- Property is substantially damaged to more than 50 percent of its full cash value immediately prior to the disaster.
- Original Property that is damaged applies to Principal Place of Residence. Property owned by legal entity is ineligible.
- The replacement property must have been acquired or newly constructed within three years after the date of the disaster
- Equal or lesser value” similar to Prop 60 rules
1st Year: 105% ; 2nd Year: 110% ; 3rd Year: 115%
Prop. 8 ‐ Section 51 – Decline Basics
- Passed by California voters in November 1978, Proposition 8 allows for a temporary reduction in the assessed value of real property when there is a decline in market value (MV) below the property’s base year value factored. (BYVF)
- Assessed Prop. 8 Values must be reviewed and adjusted annually!
- Prop. 8 Assessed Value are not subject to the 2% increase
limitation, as long as the annual Prop. 8 value is still below the
BYVF (Prop. 13 factored value.)
Summary of 2018 Assessment Year
- Prop. 8’s are currently at 7,926 properties.
- Impacts Related to Fire Loss & Recovery
- Consumer Price Index was 2%.
- 4.02% Overall Increase from prior roll.
- Current roll value is $88.9 Billion.
- What’s ahead for the 2019-20 Assessment Year?
Governor, District 5130
Barb Spangler, Valley of the Moon Rotary Club
Debi Zaft P.O. Box 505 Santa Rosa, CA 95402
Board of Directors
Club Service I, Membership, Ryan Thomas
Club Service II, Club Meetings, Jeff Kolin
Club Service III, Fundraising, Steve Baime
Club Service IV, Member Activities, Anne Gospe
Club Service V, Information Technology and Records, Brandon Urich
Community Service I, Member Involvement, Andrea Geary
Community Service II, Youth, Laura Held
Vocational Service, Carolyn Fassi
International Service, Peter Holewinski