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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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Rio Del Mar Flats Stormwater Project Survey

The County of Santa Cruz has determined a need for a pump station in the Rio Del Mar Flats community to reduce extensive rainfall ponding. Funds have already been secured to construct a new pump station. However, the County must secure funding for ongoing operations and maintenance before it can build the pump station. CivicMic is working with the County to facilitate community outreach and public engagement to consider an assessment on the property tax bill as the source of funding. This survey will help determine the community's support for the project and the proposed assessment district to fund the ongoing operation and maintenance of the pump station.

Please contact CivicMic at (800) 676-7516 or dwood@civicmic.com to request a hard copy of the survey. Si desea una copia de esta encuesta en español, por favor llámenos al (800) 676-7516 y solicite hablar con Yajaira.

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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

  • February 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.

  • March 2021

    Draft Engineer's Report

    Completion of a draft engineer's report including preliminary rates.  

  • March 2021

    First Community Meeting and Survey Results

    Host a virtual community meeting to share survey results, discuss procedures for the formation of a Special Financing District, preliminary rates, and answer questions.

  • Project Duration

    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.

  • April 2021

    Second Community Meeting

    Host a second virtual community meeting to share final rates, discuss procedures for the formation of a Special Financing District, and answer questions.

  • May 2021

    Informational Flyer

    Mail an informational flyer to stakeholders within the boundaries of the proposed Special Financing District.

  • May 11, 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.

  • May 2021

    Notice of Public Hearing and Ballots

    Mail the notice and ballot to stakeholders subject to the new Special Financing District.

  • June 29, 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.

  • August 2021

    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.

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