The Landscape and Lighting Act of 1972 (Streets & Highways §22500) allows local governmental agencies to form Landscape & Lighting (L&L) Maintenance Districts for the purpose of financing the costs and expenses of landscaping and lighting public areas. This act can be used by public agencies such as cities, counties, and special districts to fund services including, but not limited to, the installation and maintenance of landscaping, park amenities, general lighting, traffic lights, recreational areas, and public restrooms.
California voters passed Proposition 218, the “Right to Vote on Taxes Act” in November 1996. This constitutional amendment protects taxpayers by limiting the methods by which local governments can create or increase taxes, fees and charges without taxpayer consent. Proposition 218 requires voter approval prior to imposition or increase of general taxes, assessments, and certain user fees.
Park Maintenance Funding 101 is a FREE seminar for residents who want to better understand park and public landscape funding. The seminar will be offered at the Wackford Complex on two dates:
Advanced registration is required. Sign up online!