Gracie Nilson a resident of the Terra Lago development is one of the people behind a petition drive that has forced the city of Indio to examine a special tax known as The Mello Roos tax that people living in the first phase of the community
have been burdened with since the development opened in 2006. The special tax is designed to help with the costs needed for the infrastruture of new communities. but what bothers Nilson and others living in the so-called area 1 of the community is that their tax dollars have gone toward financing the infrastruture of the development's area 2 where homes have not been built yet. To help bring down the rate of the special tax that shows up on property tax bills. The city is proposing cutting the tax rate by almost 20 percent. But the city's proposal
isn't close to what Terra Lago residents are looking for.