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CivicMic works with the City of Fairfield to facilitate community outreach and public engagement opportunities for the City's Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance Districts ("LLMDs").

(The LLMDs in green on the menu below ("Focused LLMDs") are currently experiencing a budget shortfall and are either going or going to go through a 218 process. The LLMDs in blue are not currently going through a 218 process but are being administered on an ongoing basis.)

Surveys

Survey for Peppertree LLMD No. 6

(This survey is ONLY for LLMD No. 6 - Peppertree)

The LLMD No. 6 - Peppertree provides public landscaping and lighting to areas along both sides of Peppertree Drive and areas surrounding Laurel Creek Park Unit No. 1 and Laurel Park Estates. The district has seen increased expenses over the last few years, while the annual maximum assessment rates have remained the same. The district cannot maintain the current level of service through the fiscal year 2022-2023 due to a projected budget shortfall of $40,000. The City is proposing a one-time General Fund loan to the district as a short-term solution to the reduction of services. If supported by the property owners, the loan would be issued at 0% interest with a five-year repayment term. Notwithstanding the issuance of a loan, the City will be engaging with the property owners and will conduct a Proposition 218 balloting process during the fiscal year 2022-2023 to determine future services and assessment rates.

The City is asking property owners to affirm their support for, or opposition to, the loan by taking the survey below.

Take the Survey!

Your participation in this survey is very important.

Survey for Waterman Highlands LLMD No. 3

(This survey is ONLY for LLMD No. 3 - Waterman Highlands)

The LLMD No. 3 - Waterman Highlands provides public landscaping and lighting to 13 acres of land designated as open space, popular public areas, and other landscape improvements across the district. The district has seen increased expenses over the last few years, while the annual maximum assessment rates have remained the same. The district cannot maintain the current level of service through the fiscal year 2022-2023 due to a projected budget shortfall of approximately $40,000. The City is proposing a one-time General Fund loan to the district as a short-term solution to the reduction of services. If supported by the property owners, the loan would be issued at 0% interest with a five-year repayment term. Notwithstanding the issuance of a loan, the City will be engaging with the property owners and will conduct a Proposition 218 balloting process during the fiscal year 2022-2023 to determine future services and assessment rates.

The City is asking property owners to affirm their support for, or opposition to, the loan by taking the survey below.

Take the Survey!

Your participation in this survey is very important.

Survey for Gateway LLMD No. 1

(This survey is ONLY for LLMD No. 1 - Gateway)

The LLMD No. 1 - Gateway provides public landscaping and lighting to the commercial Gateway area through an assessment paid by property owners and has seen increased expenses over the last few years, while the annual maximum assessment rates have remained the same since 1995. The district cannot maintain the current level of landscaping and lighting service through the fiscal year 2022-2023 due to a projected budget shortfall of approximately $170,000. The City is proposing a one-time General Fund loan to the district as a short-term solution to the reduction of services. If supported by the property owners, the loan would be issued at 0% interest with a five-year repayment term. Notwithstanding the issuance of a loan, the City will be engaging with the property owners and will conduct a Proposition 218 balloting process during the fiscal year 2022-2023 to determine future services and assessment rates.

The City is asking property owners to affirm their support for, or opposition to, the loan by taking the survey below.

Take the Survey!

Your participation in this survey is very important.

Reduced Budgets and Services for Focused LLMDs

Six of the City's LLMDs have experienced increased expenses over the last few years while the yearly assessments have remained the same. If these landscaping services continue to be maintained at the current level, the cost will considerably outweigh available funds, resulting in a budget gap for the district.

To avoid this, the annual landscape maintenance service contracts for the following LLMDs are being reduced:

(Click to see a detailed list of service reductions for each LLMD)

On May 3, 2022, a short-term General Fund loan was approved by City Council for LLMDs No. 7, 11, & 13 to fund the short-fall and restore service levels comparable to FY 2020/21.

The City is currently proposing a short-term General Fund loan for similarly affected LLMDs No. 1, 3, & 6 to prevent a service reduction. If accepted by the property owners, the loan would be issued at 0% interest with a five-year repayment term.

Community Meetings for Focused LLMDs

(Click the buttons below to view the slides and video for each meeting)

Peppertree Meeting Slides
Waterman Highlands and Peppertree Meeting Slides and Video
The City of Fairfield and CivicMic hosted a virtual (Zoom) and telephone Waterman Highlands and Peppertree town hall meeting on ...
Fairfield LLMD Meeting Slides
Fairfield LLMD Meeting Slides and Video
The City of Fairfield and CivicMic hosted a virtual (Zoom) and telephone Fairfield LLMD community meeting on April 18, 2022, ...
Rolling Hills Meeting Slides
Rolling Hills Meeting Slides and Video
The City of Fairfield hosted a virtual (Zoom) and telephone town hall meeting on January 26, 2022, to discuss the ...
North Cordelia Meeting Slides
Paradise Valley and North Cordelia Meeting Slides and Video
The City of Fairfield hosted a virtual (Zoom) and telephone town hall meeting on January 25, 2022, to discuss the ...

Council Meetings for Focused LLMDs

(Click on the meeting to view)

  • City Council Meeting May 3, 2022

    The City of Fairfield hosted a City Council meeting where they discussed and approved the loans for LLMDs No. 7, No. 11, & No. 13.

  • City Council Meeting March 1, 2022

    The City of Fairfield hosted a City Council meeting where a potential loan as a short-term funding solution and next steps were discussed for LLMDs No. 7, No. 11, & No. 13.

  • City Council Meeting February 1, 2022

    The City of Fairfield hosted a City Council meeting which included a special workshop where the next steps were discussed and approved for LLMDs No. 7, No. 11, & No. 13.

  • City Council Meeting December 21, 2021

    The City of Fairfield hosted a City Council meeting in which service and budget reductions were discussed for LLMDs No. 7, No. 11, & No. 13 as well as the next steps.

Timeline for LLMDs No. 7, 11, & 13

As of May 16, 2022

May 2022-January 2023
July 2022
by December 2022
Early April 2023
April 18, 2023
April 21, 2023
Jun 6, 2023

Working Groups are Assembled & Monthly Meetings are Facilitated

Working groups are assembled to represent the interests of the community and spread awareness regarding the new prospective LLMDs.

Survey 2

The second survey is mailed to stakeholders within the LLMDs to gather feedback regarding the new prospective assessment districts.

New Engineers Report

New engineer's reports are drafted for LLMDs No. 7, 11, & 13.

Community Meeting 3

Host third community meeting to share updates to the proposed district details.

Intent to Form New Assessment Districts

City Council considers Resolution Initiating Proceedings and Resolution of Intention which declares intention to establish the assessment district. The time and date of the Public Hearing are set.

Assessment Ballot Package Mailed

The assessment ballot package is mailed no later than this date (45 days prior to the Public Hearing).

Public Hearing and Ballot Tabulation

City Council holds Public Hearing and City Clerk tabulates the Assessment Ballots. City Council considers the Resolution Confirming No Majority Protest Exists and Ordering the Levy (or alternatively the Resolution Confirming a Majority Protest Exists and Abandoning the Proceedings)

  • Approval of Reduced District Service Contracts - Completed December 21, 2021

    City Council approves reduced district service contracts for LLMD No. 7 (Rolling Hills),  LLMD No. 11 (Paradise Valley), and LLMD No. 13 (North Cordelia).

  • First Town Hall Meeting (LLMD No. 11 and No. 13) - Completed January 25, 2022

    Host a virtual town hall meeting to discuss the service and budgetary changes, next steps, and answer questions.

  • First Town Hall Meeting (LLMD No. 7) - Completed January 26, 2022

    Host a virtual town hall meeting to discuss the service and budgetary changes, next steps, and answer questions.

  • Virtual Special Council Workshop (LLMDs No. 7, 11, 13) - Completed February 1, 2022

    Host a virtual special council workshop for LLMDs No. 7, 11, and 13. 

  • Survey 1 - Completed February 2022

    Release survey to gather feedback from stakeholders about the service and budgetary changes and discuss next steps for the LLMDs.

  • Community Meeting 2 - Completed April 18, 2022

    Host community meeting to discuss engagement process, preliminary boundaries, services, and proposed assessment amounts.

  • Loan Poll - Opened April 1, 2022, Completed April 22, 2022.

    Release a poll to gather feedback from community members regarding a potential loan to be a short-term funding solution to retain landscaping services at a level comparable to FY 2020/21.

  • City Council Meeting (Loan Approval) - Completed May 3, 2022

    The City presents the results of the loan poll and the City Council considers and approves the resolutions to temporarily fund the shortfall for LLMDs No. 7, 11, & 13 through the use of a General Fund loan.

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