About Us

Spicer Consulting Group (SCG) focuses on helping municipalities form, annex, and administer land-secured special financing districts. SCG provides these specialized services strictly to public agencies and have built strong relationships forged on providing an unmatched level of service. SCG works as an extension of staff allowing our partners to focus their energy on their primary job responsibilities.

SCG partners with local agencies to fund vital infrastructure and services to meet the needs of their constituents. The professionals at SCG offer our clients a number of options to meeting their funding needs. SCG values the agency’s goals and unique circumstances each project presents to identify viable solutions consistent with the policies of the agency.

SCG associates have provided full service support to over 50 municipalities in all areas of municipal finance for land secured special districts throughout the state of California. The experts at SCG are specialized in providing special tax consulting, assessment engineering, annual administration, and continuing disclosure services to its partner agencies. SCG is committed to providing top-notched personalized service to the local public agencies they serve.

Melissa Bellitire

Melissa Bellitire

Ms. Melissa Bellitire provides ongoing administration services to municipalities in Southern California Counties for their special financing districts. Currently, Ms. Bellitire is the Project Manager for the City of Lake Elsinore which was named the fastest growing City in California today of 50,000 more residents between 2012 and 2013. The City currently has 40 Community Facilities Districts, one Assessment District, two Landscape and Lighting Districts and three Safety Tax measures totally over $30 million in revenues.

She specializes in administering multiple 1915 Act Assessment Districts, 1982 Community Facility Districts, Landscape and 1972 Lighting Maintenance Districts, Citywide Special Tax Districts, NPDES Storm Water Discharge Districts, 1982 Benefit Assessment Districts, and Tax Roll Billings for Refuse Collection and Nuisance Abatement Services.  In aggregate, Ms. Bellitire was responsible for maintaining approximately 785,000 parcels which generated $50 million dollars in special financing revenues annually. Ms. Bellitire has served as the Project Manager for Riverside County Executive Office, Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, City of Riverside, City of Desert Hot Springs, City of Wildomar, City of Menifee, and the City of Santee.

Ms. Bellitire’s ongoing administration duties include; day to day interaction with clients, meeting with Agency staff members, annual budget analysis for each District, preparation of the projects schedules and providing cost estimates,  calculation of bond calls, database maintenance including research parcel changes, preparing Council resolutions and staff reports; attending Board of Supervisor/City Council meetings, attendance of public hearings, annually calculating, apportioning and submitting the assessments/special taxes to the Auditor-Controller; preparing GIS Audit Maps for each District to ensure all eligible parcels were applied to the secured roll, researching parcel exemptions and sending direct invoices to parcels not applied to the secured roll; title company requests for demand/release of liens, answering property owner inquiries; delinquency management monitoring and foreclosure recommendations if needed; close out analysis for Districts that are reaching maturity, interpreting  method of apportionments and performing the reallocation of liens; preparation of the Annual Engineer’s Report, CDIAC Reporting, Annual Reports for Assessment Districts and Community Facilities Districts, Annual Continuing Disclosure Reports, Senate Bill 165 compliance reports in adherence to SEC requirements and maintaining on-going communication with the clients.

Professional Background:

Managing Director and founding member of SCG – Spicer Consulting Group

June 2016- Present

Finance Manager at Albert A. Webb Associates

March 2007 – April 2016

Financial Analyst at NBS Government Finance Group

May 2004 – March 2007

Professional Organizations:

Member of California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO)

Member of Government Finance Officers

Association (GFOA)

Member of Commission on Assessments Special Tax and Other Financing Facilities (CASTOFF)

Education:

BS, Business Administration, Emphasis in Finance

California State University San Marcos

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Shane Spicer

Mr. Spicer has been providing land secured finance consulting services to a variety of public agencies throughout the state of California. He has been assisting these agencies with their formation, bond sales, and administration for special financing districts including Assessment Districts, Community Facilities Districts, and Landscape and Lighting Maintenance Districts. Mr. Spicer specializes in working with public agencies to identify viable revenue opportunities in order to establish these special financing districts to provide vital infrastructure and/or services to their communities. Mr. Spicer has been providing these services for over more than twelve years.

Mr. Spicer has specialized in providing formation services through establishing more than 40 facilities and services financing districts for municipalities. Mr. Spicer has participated in forming capital facilities Community Facilities Districts for the largest land secured financing agencies in the State of California. He has also worked with the City of Desert Hot Springs, City of Santee, City of Wildomar, Ventura County Flood Control District, City of Menifee, City of Corona, Jurupa Community Services District, and the City of Lake Elsinore in establishing maintenance services districts for landscaping, lighting, drainage, and etc. Mr. Spicer has recently assisted a number of agencies including, City of Wildomar, City of Corona, City of Menifee, and the City of Lake Elsinore in establishing public safety and fire Community Facilities Districts.

Mr. Spicer has also participated in a number of municipal bond transactions totaling more than $300M in debt issuances. Mr. Spicer provides comprehensive services related to these bond transactions which have included single facilities district and multiple improvement area new money bond issuances, bond refinancing’s, and senior and subordinate structured financings.

In addition to providing formation and bond sale support services Mr. Spicer has worked with a number of City, County, and Water District agencies to provide sound business practices for administering these special financing districts. Mr. Spicer has been involved in all aspects of the administration process working with these public agencies from identifying missing revenues, establishing comprehensive disclosure policies, insuring accurate tax enrollments, including acting as a liaison to inform and educate the community and the legislative body of any issues they may be facing with their special financing program.

Professional Background:

Managing Director and founding member of SCG – Spicer Consulting Group 

June 2016- Present

Director at Albert A. Webb Associates

May 2006 – June 2016

Financial Analyst at NBS Government Finance Group

August 2004 – May 2006

Professional Organizations:

Member of California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO)

Member of Government Finance Officers

Association (GFOA)

Member of Commission on Assessments Special Tax and Other Financing Facilities (CASTOFF)

California Special Districts Association (CSDA)

 

Education:

BS, Physical Science, Emphasis in Mathematics

California Baptist College

MBA, Business Administration, Emphasis in Finance

California State University San Bernardino

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