Pursuant to Streets and Highways Code Section 22622 through 22624, the City is required to file an Annual Engineer's Report and establish the intention to levy and collect assessments before the City may adopt assessment rates for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 for the following districts:
- Landscape Maintenance District No. 1 (throughout the City)
- Landscape Maintenance District No. 2 (Village of Heritage)
- Landscape Maintenance District No. 3 (Hunter's Ridge)
- Landscape Maintenance District No. 3-1 (Empire Center)
- Local Lighting Maintenance District No. 3 (Hunter's Ridge)
A public hearing to adopt the assessment rates for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 is scheduled for Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.
The City's assessments for these districts have been reviewed in light of the passage of Proposition 218. Because all the assessments were either: 1) approved by consent of all of the property owners at the time the assessments were imposed: or 2) designated solely for the purpose of maintaining or operating streets and sidewalks, the assessments as currently proposed are exempt from Proposition 218.
NBS has prepared the required Annual Engineer's Report for each landscape and lighting maintenance district for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 (copies are attached).
The Annual Engineer's Report for the following districts propose assessment rates for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 that are unchanged from the prior year for LMD #1, LMD #3, LLMD #3, and LMD #3-1.
- LMD # 2 (Village of Heritage) will increase by 6.1% ($29.56) to $512.51 per equivalent dwelling unit.
It is projected that the proposed rates will be sufficient to fund the estimated maintenance costs for Fiscal Year 2021-2022, including reserves for cash flow and contingencies, for all districts.
The City Treasurer has reviewed and supports this action.