City of La Habra Heights

Benefit Assessment Districts

Benefit Assessment Districts: La Habra Heights

What are Benefit Assessment Districts? Benefit Assessment Districts are a “property tax” mechanism used by local governmental agencies in California (counties, cities, and special districts) to fund public improvements and services.  Assessment Districts are established for a specific geographical area that receives a special benefit from specific public improvements and services.  In other words, the charge only applies to properties receiving a benefit instead of being applied against all properties within a governmental jurisdiction, as is the case with regular property taxes. What is Special Benefit? Article XIII D of the California Constitution (commonly referred to as Proposition 218) defines …

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Street Improvement Project

Street Improvement Project: Contract Awarded

As reported in Guac Talk! (9/27/2019), the City of La Habra Heights’ newsletter, the City Council has awarded the construction contract for the next Street Improvement Project. Important: Street Maintenance Assessment District No. 7 funds along with a $500,000 annual contribution from the General Fund are used for the City’s annual (ongoing and long-term) street improvement projects. The annual street improvement projects do not cover potholes and routine maintenance. Potholes and routine maintenance are paid separately through the City’s Public Works (General Fund) budget. The City of La Habra Heights Roads Advisory Committee assists the City Council and staff with …

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CivicMic The Podcast

La Habra Heights: Announcing CivicMic: The Podcast

Announcing CivicMic: The Podcast! The podcast provides the latest information on property taxes, assessment districts (special assesssments), mello-roos (CFD) districts (special taxes), parcel taxes, and Proposition 218 (Prop. 218) with opportunities for the public to ask questions, get answers, and participate in the governance process through community outreach and public engagement. Select Podcast from the main menu or click the button below to listen to CivicMic: The Podcast!   CivicMic: The Podcast   The podcast is also available in iTunes, Google Play, and Podbean. Please subscribe to the podcast as additional episodes will be posted throughout the year. In the …

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What Do We Pay For?

What Do We Pay For? Street Maintenance Assessment District No. 7

Today’s post by CivicMic is one of many in the thematic series of the what, where, when, how, and why about the City of La Habra Heights Street Maintenance Assessment District No. 7. The intent of the thematic series is to answer your most pressing questions like…what do we pay for? If you own property in the City of La Habra Heights, then you most likely have a charge in the County secured property tax bill for the Street Maintenance Assessment District No. 7 and asked yourself this question: What do we pay for? The assessment contributes to the maintenance …

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Formation Engineer's Report

Formation Engineer’s Report: Street Maintenance Assessment District No. 7

Below is the formation engineer’s report for the City of La Habra Heights Street Maintenance Assessment District No. 7. The report is a legal requirement and thus not a friendly reading, but it contains all of the elements required by law for the formation of the assessment district and calculation of the assessment levies. The report reflects information as of the time of formation (2018) and the City is required to update annually. Annual updates will typically be available around August of every year. Formation Engineer’s Report for the City of La Habra Heights Street Maintenance Assessment District No. 7 …

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Map

Map: Street Maintenance Assessment District No. 7

The map below provides information for each parcel within the City of La Habra Heights Street Maintenance Assessment District No. 7 used in the calculation of the assessments for the formation of the District. The map includes access, emergency response, and other factors assigned to each parcel for the calculation of benefit units and levy amounts. Left-click on any parcel to view the information.   Click Here to View the Map   Please read additional posts on this topic and use the “Share this:” buttons below each post to share with your neighbors. Looking for all the information? Please visit …

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