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RAGLM Board > Announcements > Our Own Unique Zip Code?
6/24/2012 12:12:20 PM
New Zip Code Will Do What?Reply: Hugh

The new zip code will provide a façade for those unhappy with what Lake Mathews actually is – we are what we are, a new zip code (IMO) will not change that. And yes, the argument is for higher property values, more recognition etc. Which equals what this organization has fought against since it was formed: Low property taxes; Rural environment; No ‘commercial’ improvement; No new roads or highways; Don’t ‘build-near-me;’ No golf courses; No, no, no and more no. So, exactly what is it that represents the “great potential benefit to our community?” You want to live in a rural community or are you ready to advance into the “new” age? You don’t get both.

6/24/2012 9:49:25 AM
Zip Code vs Property ValuesReply: Hugh

I'm no expert; don't pretend to be. But IMO zip codes and property values are not tied hand-in-hand. Zip codes are used more to determine tax rates than property "values." My understanding as a real estate agent and previous real estate appraiser, property "values" are determined by recent sales - what they call "comps" - I know of no area on an appraisal form that refers to the "value" based on zip code. Attempting to obtain a new Zip Code (although I’m not against it) will not realistically influence home value in our area or suddenly make LM a supreme location. Buyers, new residents, to LM are not concerned about the Zip Code: It means nothing to them. It's the area they are interested in. If what you want is higher home "value" then be prepared to pay higher property taxes - but then we'll be whining about that.

6/22/2012 8:37:48 PM
New Zip Code PetitionReply: Nathan
Just want to let everyone know that RAGLM will be at the Gavilan Gathering event tomorrow gathering signatures in favor of a new unique zip code. Come see us tomorrow, sign the petition, learn more and see how you can help the cause.

This will affect us all. This is a great potential benefit to our community.

Hope to see you all tomorrow.
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6/22/2012 3:02:15 PM
Zip Code ChangeReply: BillB
A little over twenty wears ago we tried to change the Zip code for all the same reasons -- even signed a petition. We all know the results (or lack of results), but were never told why the effort failed. It seems this would be good information to have when trying to revise this effort.
6/22/2012 1:53:37 PM
Hugh is correctReply: MayorShinn
Hugh, you are absolutely correct with your assessment of the country. However, we can and hopefully will take care of most of that in November.  Meanwhile there is a need for a new zip code.  We can't stop doing little things because of the big things we cannot control. We can do both over time.
6/22/2012 12:56:38 PM
Zip Code AdvantageReply: Tonette
Hugh, I don't know how long you've lived here (me, 20 years in LM area), but I'm heartily sick of explaining to retailer/friend/etc. that I do not live in Perris. It comes up because they need directions, most often, or they need to know if I live even close by their establishment. I shop in Riverside and Corona, so Perris sounds like Timbuktu to them. It's bad enough explaining that I don't even live in a city. Way back when, we used to be in the 92508/Woodcrest zip. We do have a Woodcrest phone number, not that I want to be in Woodcrest (now Riverside).
6/22/2012 11:41:04 AM
Getting A Lake Mathews Zip CodeReply: Cindy Ferry
Huge, though I do agree with you that there are far bigger problems, the zip code issue would greatly help the taxpayers of this area. Why should our property values be held back just because we were tagged with a zip code ... a materialistic number ... that is associated with crime, low education levels, little business and so on? We are so unlike the City of Perris and should not be pulled into such an image due to little thought being given by the person in charge of issuing the numbers. It would be a win/win for us and the county of Riverside to give this area its rightful, distinctive zip code. On all those other issues, I'm right there with you and do my fair share and that I pull from others trying to get people to pay attention and stand up as a Proud American and do something to get this county, this state and Federal Government back in line and under control, to re-educate America to the fact that this is not Democracy but a Republic and there is big difference. On the lower end of things we are a Democracy, but first and foremost is our Republican Constitution and that is what governs the lands of these GREAT United States of America! but, on the lower, allowable level, I vote a Democratic vote of "Yes" for our own distinctive zip code.

Cindy Ferry
6/22/2012 8:34:31 AM
New Zip Code?Reply: Hugh

I don’t get it. Here we are with possibly the worst President our country has ever had, trillions and trillions of dollars in debt (an amount that is impossible to ever payoff), dishonest liars in nearly ever area of this administration, people out of work, others loosing their homes (and blaming someone else for it), a war on those that work hard and make lots of money. Then, on top of that we come to California: A great state in total ruin that has been destroyed by nearly 40 years of liberal control, overrun by illegal aliens and hardly a soul that wants to take any personal responsibility for anything. And we’re worried about a ZIP code for crying out loud? Good grief, it seems so small in light of our real problems.

6/14/2012 3:49:33 PM
Zip Code Reply: Michael D
I wonder what happens when the Postal Service goes out of business...they are the ones who invented ZIP Codes. Maybe business and government should use different location systems for all services/surveys/reporting. I do think that the Lake Mathews/ Gavilan Hills Area is distinct from Perris. We should not be in Perris ZIP Code. If I had to choose a neighboring community to be associated with, Perris would be 4th on my list.
6/14/2012 2:46:15 PM
Our Own Unique Zip CodeReply: Lisa
PLEASE let me know if there is anything I can do. I spoke with the Postmaster and hit a brick wall. If you need signatures or anything else!!!
6/14/2012 8:51:17 AM
Our Own Unique Zip Code?Post: Nathan
I just wanted to make you all aware that we are currently working with Buster's Office to try and get our community it's own unique zip code.

This is an extremely important one for us all. Please get involved with this one, it will benefit us all.

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