LMD 86-1 Ballot

LMD 86-1 was created in 1986. This LMD covers the cost for water, electricity, and contracted labor for tree trimming, gardening, litter control, weed abatement and other upkeep and general maintenance. Landscape improvements in LMD 86-1 are generally located along the streets, medians, and entrances to residential communities.

LMD Funding

LMDs are funded by an assessment collected on your annual property tax bill. These assessment rates were initially established in 1986 and have remained unchanged since 1998.  

While the City has taken short-term measures to minimize costs, maintenance needs are ever-increasing due to natural deterioration affecting irrigation systems, trees, plants and other features. Unexpected repairs due to storms that damage or destroy landscape features have also depleted LMD 86-1 resources.

Funds collected through the current assessment are no longer sufficient to adequately maintain the LMD 86-1 area. Landscape maintenance districts are regulated under state law and each exists as dedicated fund. The amount of revenue in this fund will stay where it is and as costs rise the level of service is anticipated to diminish.

Read the FY 2017/2018 Engineer's Report.

Prop 218: Ballot Measure Result

Under the provisions of Prop 218, ballots were mailed to all parcels in the proposed re-engineered LMD to address funding shortfalls. Ballots were received through the end of the public hearing at the May 1 City Council meeting. (View agenda report)

The majority of votes received did not support the formation of the new district. These results were weighted based on each parcel’s existing assessment, with 57 percent of ballots returned. The weighted results showed 44 percent in favor of the ballot and 56 percent against. (View agenda report)

18-2 Total Votes Received: 57%

Zone Yes
votes | value
No
votes | value
18-2-A-1
24 | $11,325
23 | $8,878
18-2-A-2
34 | $8,183
111 | $26,711
18-2-A-3
83 | $67,527
95 | $38,285
18-2-A-4
57 | $29,754
117 | $60,030
18-2-A-5
8 | $4,288
40 | $21,172
18-2-A-6
7 | $2,007
11 | $2,933
18-2-B
0 | $0
0 | $0
18-2-C
20 | $2,240
16 | $1,792
18-2-D
6 | $3,006
12 | $6,012
Total
District
239 | $128,330
425 | $165,813
Percent
36% | 44%
64% | 56%

Click on the interactive map of LMD 18-2 for the proposed assessment rates by zones.

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