LAD No. 39-2022 Ballot Results
A total of 44.2% of property owners in the district cast their ballots. The 545 ballots received were tabulated and weighted in proportion to the assessment amount for each parcel. Of the ballots received, 283 were in favor of the LAD No. 39-2022, and 262 were in opposition. This means that 52% of the property owners casting ballots were in support of the new district. As a result, this initiative passed and the formation of LAD No. 39-2022 will be moving forward.
LAD No. 39 Dissolution and LAD No. 39-2022 Formation
CivicMic works with The City of Diamond Bar (the "City") to facilitate community outreach and public engagement opportunities for participation in the collaborative governance process for the dissolution of Landscape Assessment District No. 39 (the "District")("LAD No.39") and its proposed replacement with Landscape Assessment District No. 39-2022 to fund certain landscaping services and maintenance. Currently, the District funds the servicing and maintenance of various private properties and maintains five developer-created mini-parks and trails. While the assessment fee remained locked at its original amount during the past decades, maintenance costs continued to increase. This created a shortfall in funds between District assessments and maintenance costs. The City can no longer continue to subsidize what should be a self-supporting District. The current District is comprised of 1,249 parcels with an annual assessment rate of $236 per parcel. Without the establishment of a new assessment district following the dissolution of the District, the current services will no longer be provided by the City.
Diamond Bar Community Meeting # 2
Diamond Bar Ballot Notices
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As of January 19, 2022
Outreach and Survey
Gather and share information about the dissolution of Landscape Assessment District No. 39 and the proposed formation of a new replacement District.
Mail an informational flyer to stakeholders within the boundaries of the proposed Landscape Assessment District.
November 2, 2021
Intent to Dissolve District No. 39 and Intent to Form new District
The City declares intent to dissolve District No. 39 and intent to begin the Prop 218 process to form a new District No. 39-2022 in City Council meeting. City Engineer is directed to prepare a new Engineer's Report and a Public Hearing date is set for dissolution.
December 2, 2021
First Community Meeting
Host a virtual community meeting to discuss the dissolution of District No. 39 and procedures for the formation of District No. 39-2022, preliminary rates, and answer questions.
November 2021-December 2021
Continue Outreach and Public Engagement
Continue to share information about the dissolution and formation process, including improvements, maintenance, services, and rates. Consider comments and answer questions from stakeholders.
January 18, 2022
Dissolution of District and Notice of Public Hearing
District No. 39 is dissolved after a Public Hearing. The new Public Hearing date is set for the formation of the new District 39-2022.
January 21, 2022
Notices and Ballots Mailed
Notices and ballots are mailed to stakeholders subject to the new Landscape Assessment District.
January 26, 2022
Second Community Meeting
Host a second virtual community meeting to further discuss procedures for the formation of District No. 39-2022, rates, guage community interest, and answer questions.
March 15, 2022
Public Hearing and Ballot Tabulation
The City Council conducts the Public Hearing and ballot tabulation and determines if proposed District No. 39-2022 will be formed or whether the maintenance responsibility will be returned to property owners.
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