How are the assessments determined and set?
Each year the city evaluates the anticipated costs for maintenance for the upcoming year. This evaluation takes into consideration any increases in costs as well as cost savings realized. Some of the costs that are evaluated include: routine maintenance and mowing contracts, equipment repair, weed abatement, shrub and tree pruning, radios and computers, irrigation parts and controllers, water, electricity, fertilizer and other chemicals, vehicles and vehicle maintenance, and other administrative costs to operate the Landscape Maintenance District.

An annual budget is developed using those costs. The total costs are divided among the parcels in each zone based on the proportionate share of benefit received from the improvements. The proposed assessments are then reviewed and approved each year by the City Council during a public hearing process.

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1. Will contractors be allowed to work on closed Fridays?
2. How do I report general concerns regarding my neighborhood, such as tree issues, parking problems, and street maintenance needs?
3. What areas of the city does the Landscape Maintenance District cover?
4. Why are assessments different for each zone?
5. Why are there different levels of maintenance throughout the Landscape Maintenance District?
6. What is a Landscape Maintenance District?
7. How are the assessments determined and set?
8. How is the Landscape Maintenance District funded?
9. How can I find out if I live in a LMD zone?