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CivicMic works with the County of Santa Cruz to facilitate community outreach and public engagement for the formation of a Special Financing District to provide operation and maintenance funding for the Rio Del Mar Flats stormwater drainage improvements project.
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Timeline for the Formation of a Special Financing District for the Rio Del Mar Flats Stormwater Project
As of February 5, 2021
Outreach and Survey
Gather and share information about the proposed formation of a Special Financing District for the Rio Del Mar Flats stormwater drainage improvements project.
Draft Engineer's Report
Completion of a draft engineer's report including preliminary rates.
May 26, 2021
First Community Meeting
Host a virtual community meeting to discuss procedures for the formation of a Special Financing District, preliminary rates, and answer questions.
Continue Outreach and Public Engagement
Continue to share information about the formation process, including improvements, maintenance, services, and rates. Consider comments and answer questions from stakeholders.
Mail an informational flyer to stakeholders within the boundaries of the proposed Special Financing District.
June 29, 2021
Intent to Form the Special Financing District
The County Board of Supervisors considers the Resolution of Intention to Form the Special Financing District and the Resolution Preliminarily Approving the Engineer's Report. The Board also sets the date and time of the Public Hearing.
Notice of Public Hearing and Ballots
Mail the notice and ballot to stakeholders subject to the new Special Financing District.
August 24, 2021
Public Hearing and Ballot Tabulation
The County Board of Supervisors conducts the public hearing and ballot tabulation. If supported by tabulation results, the Board also considers the Resolution of Formation and confirms the rates.
Charges Submitted to the County
Charges for the newly formed Special Financing District, if approved, are submitted to the County for placement on the secured property tax bills.