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File #: 21-0047    Version: 1
Type: Consent - Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 4/6/2021 Final action:
Title: Consider Ordering Plans, Specifications, Cost Estimates and Engineer's Report for Annual Street Lighting and Landscaping Assessments (Finance Director Charelian). ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 21-0028
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 21-0028
TO:
Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THROUGH:
Bruce Moe, City Manager

FROM:
Steve S. Charelian, Finance Director
Libby Bretthauer, Senior Financial Analyst

SUBJECT:Title
Consider Ordering Plans, Specifications, Cost Estimates and Engineer's Report for Annual Street Lighting and Landscaping Assessments (Finance Director Charelian).
ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 21-0028
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Recommended Action
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends that the City Council adopt Resolution No. 21-0028 ordering the preparation of plans, specifications, cost estimates, and the engineer's report for the annual renewal of the Landscaping and Lighting District for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-2022, pursuant to the Landscaping and Lighting Act of 1972.
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FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Sufficient funds are budgeted in the Public Works department for the assessment engineering cost of $7,550 for the Landscaping and Lighting District.

It is important to note that because assessments have been fixed since 1996 and costs have continued to rise and exceed the revenue generated by the assessments, the Street Lighting and Landscape Fund has depleted its fund balance. As a result, the General Fund continues to subsidize the fund. The preliminary estimate for the subsidy in the upcoming FY 2021-2022 is $180,784. A Proposition 218 vote is required to raise the assessments; City Council reviewed the options for raising assessments but has deferred such action.

BACKGROUND:
The City provides for the operations and maintenance of Street Lighting and the Downtown Streetscape via the Street Lighting and Landscaping Assessment District (District). The District, which was formed pursuant to the Landscaping and Lighting Act of 1972, is comprised of separate street lighting districts for the majority of the City, and the lighting and landscaping services provided for Downtown.

DISCUSSION:
The District must be renewed annually through a s...

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