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.
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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
Member of California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO)
Member of Government Finance Officers
Member of Commission on Assessments Special Tax and Other Financing Facilities (CASTOFF)
BS, Business Administration, Emphasis in Finance
California State University San Marcos