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Mike Ceremello's Property Tax Delinquency Questioned at Forum

Mayoral Candidate Michael Ceremello owes $8,603.72 in property taxes. He was asked about it earlier this month. His answer is below.

Michael Ceremello was targeted twice with questions of his property tax payments during a mayoral candidate forum last week. The loss of sales and property tax revenue in Dixon was a hot topic at the forum, and some audience members were bothered that Ceremello has chosen to not pay his. 

Ceremello lives at 1565 McCarthy Court, according to public records provided by the City of Dixon. The Solano County Tax Collector’s website shows that he owes $8,603.72 in property taxes. (The screen grab on the right shows what Ceremello owes). 

"You are over $8,000 in arrears in back property taxes," said Former Mayor Mary Ann Courville. "Do you believe this is the leadership example you should be giving to the constituents of this city?"

Here's Ceremello's brief response: 

"Mr. Pippo, former Supervisor of Solano County also chose not to pay his taxes; it is upon the person who owns the property when he or she will pay the property taxes, and that's all I'm going to say about it."

An audience member followed by asking the other candidates, Jack Batchelor and Steve Alexander, to disclose the payment history of their tax payments. Both said they have always paid them in full.

Click through the images in this article to see each candidate's current standing with the Solano County Tax Collector. 

What do you think of Ceremello's response to the property tax question and the fact that he owes more than $8,000? 

Here's a blog post about Ceremello's unpaid taxes. 

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John Q October 17, 2012 at 05:12 AM
Isn't it funny...that a likely proponent of measure N, and its standard bearer Ceremello, doesn't like it when annoyingly relevant facts get entered into the public square dialogue? Talk about a self inflicted gotcha....!
John Q October 17, 2012 at 05:17 AM
Aaron, are you now questioning the 'form' the message came in? Really? And how on earth can you remark about political motivation and Ceremello in the same breath, or sentence? Yes, you certainly should have issues with Ceremello's character, or lack thereof. Participatory democracy doesn't allow for the argument that 'since that guy didn't pay his taxes I don't have to,' unless you live in that very small universe inhabited by the America haters.
Mary Ann Courville October 17, 2012 at 05:51 PM
And I must add..... Where did that get Mr. Pippo? He lost his election. Hopefully the voters of Dixon will not be "druged" by Mr. Ceremello's example.
Justin Cox October 17, 2012 at 06:01 PM
I have added images of both other candidates' property tax records to this story. Click on the photos to review them.
Ted R November 07, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Mike you are a arrogant ass and the election shows. Clean your yard act like a human and not someone above the Law and shave. You were a jerk when i was a cop there. remember I towed your car cause the registration was out remember. God I am glad you did not win!!!!!!

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