Because Los Angeles County neglected to send out assessment bills in 1990 and 1991 to many residents of the Warmington Tract in northeast La Verne, the City Council voted last week to give residents of that area up to four years to pay past-due assessment taxes.
The council decided Monday that those who did not receive a bill for one year would have two years to pay their $1,450 assessments and those who were missed for two years would have four years to repay their $2,900 assessments. However, owners of vacant properties will have to pay the full amount on their next tax bills.
The bills are for the Esperanza Assessment District, which raises money for road and storm-drain work.
La Verne Finance Officer Ronald Clark said 138 homes in the Warmington Tract and 39 undeveloped lots owned by two developers will be affected.