Dana Point boaters call tax a shot over the bow

A county oversight has allowed three years of assessments to go uncollected until now.

Boaters in the Dana Point Marina are about to get soaked.

Thanks to a bureaucratic oversight, the county essentially forgot to collect taxes on boat slips and dry storage in the marina for the last three years. Now, the county assessor will be sending out as many as 6,000 notices in the next week informing boaters of their obligation to pay the current and back-due taxes.