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Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District No. 1 (Gateway)

District Facts

The maintenance of landscaping and lighting improvements included for FY 2021/22:

  • The landscaping and accent lighting improvements located behind the street curb and gutter on the Solano Mall side of Gateway Boulevard.
  • The landscaping and accent lighting improvements located in the median islands along Gateway Boulevard.
  • The perimeter landscaping improvements located behind the street curb and gutter and along the back of property lines, and the sound-wall along the northern boundary of the Gateway area.
  • Landscaping improvements located behind the street curb and gutter of Maupin Lane.
  • Landscaping improvements located behind the street curb and gutter of Gateway Court.
  • The public lighting facilities and improvements within the entire Maintenance District area.

Legal and Administrative Documents

Engineer's Report 2021/22
Engineer's Report 2020/21

Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District No. 3 (Waterman Highlands)

District Facts

The maintenance of landscaping and lighting improvements included for FY 2021/22:

  • Easterly and westerly sides of Ten Gate Road commencing at the intersection of Ten Gate Road and Waterman Boulevard and extending northerly 1700 feet along Ten Gate
    Road to a point approximately 100 feet north of the intersection of Canton Lane and Ten Gate Road.
  • Northerly side of Waterman Boulevard commencing at a point on Waterman Boulevard 650 feet west of its intersection with Ten Gate Road and extending easterly 1800 feet
    along Waterman Boulevard to its intersection with Hilborn Road. Any turf between the curb and sidewalk within this reach shall be excluded from the maintenance district.
  • Westerly side of Hilborn Road commencing at the intersection of Waterman Boulevard and Hilborn Road and extending northerly along Hilborn Road to its intersection with
    Vista Grande. Any turf between the curb and sidewalk within this reach shall be excluded from the maintenance district.
  • All lands owned by the City of Fairfield designated as open space within the District and encompassing approximately 13 acres.
  • The open space area and bike trail adjacent to the westerly boundary of the District between Waterman Boulevard and Vista Grande are excluded.
  • The maintenance of all other landscape improvements necessary to maintain the facilities within the District.
  • No costs associated with the streetlights shall be borne by the District.

Legal and Administrative Documents

Engineer's Report 2021/22
Engineer's Report 2020/21

Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District No. 5 (Smith Ranch)

District Facts

The maintenance of landscaping and lighting improvements included for FY 2021/22:

  • All street light facilities within the limits of the public right-of-way and adjacent to residential streets or Rancho Solano Parkway.
  • RANCHO SOLANO PARKWAY: All landscaping in the median island and in the parkway
    strips between the curb and public right-of-way.
  • BEHIND THE GATES: All landscaping in the median islands, in parkway strips, and on slopes shown to be landscaped behind the gates as part of the Rancho Solano Landscaping
    Contracts Phases I-III.
  • Maintenance of firebreaks for all lands designated as open space within the district.
  • Any other necessary maintenance to sustain the integrity of the landscape and lighting
    improvements within the district.

Legal and Administrative Documents

Engineer's Report 2021/22
Engineer's Report 2020/21

Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District No. 6 (Peppertree)

District Facts

The maintenance of landscaping and lighting improvements included for FY 2021/22:

  • The landscaped areas located between the curb and sidewalk along both sides of Peppertree Drive.
  • The landscaped areas located on the south side of Cement Hill Road from approximately 525 feet west of the western intersection of Peppertree Drive and Cement Hill Road to
    approximately 660 feet east of the same intersection. This area represents landscaping installed as a part of the landscaping contracts for Laurel Park Unit No. 1 and Laurel Park Estates

Legal and Administrative Documents

Engineer's Report 2021/22
Engineer's Report 2020/21

Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District No. 7 (Rolling Hills)

District Facts

The District was formed in 1988.

The maintenance of landscaping and lighting improvements included for FY 2021/22:

  • Maintenance of all street lights in the public right-of-way
  • HILBORN ROAD, LYON ROAD & MARTIN ROAD: Maintenance of all landscaping in the median islands and in the parkway strips between the curb and public right-of-way on
    both sides of the road.
  • RESIDENTIAL STREETS: Maintenance of all landscaping between the curb and sidewalk on all residential streets in Rolling Hills Estates and Meadow Glen.
  • Maintenance of all lands owned by the City of Fairfield designated as open space.
  • Any other necessary maintenance to sustain the integrity of the landscape and lighting improvements within the District.
  • SOLANO FOOTHILLS DRIVE: Maintenance of all landscaping in the parkway strips on both sides of the road.

The landscape budget will be reduced from $330k/yr to 81k/yr. This will result in a reduction of the following services:

  • Tree, plant, and bark replacements
  • Pest control and fertilizer applications
  • Tree, shrub, and ground cover trimmings

Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District No. 8 (Kolob Estates)

District Facts

The maintenance of landscaping and lighting improvements included for FY 2021/22:

  • All landscaping between the curb and sidewalk and all streetlights on residential streets.
  • All landscaping on the east side of Oliver Road and on the south side of Waterman Boulevard between the sidewalk and the western and northern perimeter of the Kolob Estates subdivision.
  • All landscaping along the eastern perimeter of Kolob Estates Unit No. 2 that is on the slope behind lots 43— 51.
  • Maintenance of fire breaks for all lands owned by the City of Fairfield designated as open space.
  • All other landscape improvements necessary to maintain the facilities within the subdivision.

Legal and Administrative Documents

Engineer's Report 2021/22
Engineer's Report 2020/21

Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District No. 10 (Southbrook)

District Facts

The maintenance of landscaping and lighting improvements included for FY 2021/22:

  • All landscaping between the curb and sidewalk and all streetlights on residential streets.
  • All landscaping in the median and on both sides of Gold Hill Road.
  • All street lights and landscaping in the median and on both sides of Lopes Road.
  • All landscaping and street lighting at neighborhood entry medians off of Gold Hill Road and Lopes Road.
  • Maintenance of firebreaks for all lands owned by the City of Fairfield designated as open space.
  • All other landscape improvements necessary to maintain the facilities within the subdivision.

Legal and Administrative Documents

Engineer's Report 2021/22
Engineer's Report 2020/21

Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District No. 11 (Paradise Valley)

District Facts

The District was formed in 1989.

The maintenance of landscaping and lighting improvements included for FY 2021/22:

A.  Maintenance Funded by the District

  • All landscaping between the curb and sidewalk and all streetlights on residential streets.
  • All street lights and landscaping in the median and on both sides of Paradise Valley Drive (Loop Road).
  • All median landscaping and street lighting at neighborhood entry medians off, of Paradise Valley Drive ( Loop Road).
  • All street lights and landscaping in the median and on both sides of Manuel Campos Parkway (formerly Foothill Parkway).
  • All street lights and landscaping between the curb and proposed freeboard wall along the northeastern perimeter of the subdivision.
  • All streetlights and landscaping on the berm between Paradise Valley Drive ( Loop Road)
  • and Interstate 80 along the western perimeter of the subdivision.
  • All lands owned by the City of Fairfield designated as open space.
  • All other landscape improvements necessary to maintain the facilities within the subdivision.
B.  Maintenance Not Funded by the District:
  • Maintenance of the Paradise Valley Golf Course.
  • Maintenance of the Paradise Valley Recreation Area.

The landscape budget will be reduced from $155k/yr to 90k/yr. This will result in a reduction of the following services:

  • Tree, plant, and bark replacements
  • Pest control and fertilizer applications
  • Tree, shrub, and ground cover trimmings

Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District No. 12 (Downtown Business District)

District Facts

The following is a brief description of the improvements to be maintained within MaintenanceDistrict:

  • The public right-of-way on Texas Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Jefferson Street.
  • The public right-of-way on Madison Street between Missouri Street and Empire Street.

MAINTENANCE TO BE PAID FOR BY THE MAINTENANCE DISTRICT

  • Landscape maintenance within the District including maintenance of all trees, shrubs, vines, and planted pots. Landscape maintenance shall include periodically replanting
    annual flowers. Lower maintenance shrubs or perennials should be substituted for annuals where and when appropriate.
  • Water for landscape irrigation and for maintenance and cleaning operations.
  • Maintenance and replacement costs for all streetlights within the District including replacement of damaged poles, periodic pole painting, and replacement of luminaries.
  • Electricity charges to power all streetlights within the District.
  • Maintenance related to the repair of landscape accent lights and pergola lights including needed replacement of bulbs.
  • Electricity required for landscape accent lights, pergola lights, irrigation controllers, and maintenance operations.
  • Maintenance of brick sidewalks including replacement of damaged bricks and periodic cleaning of surfaces.
  • Removal of graffiti and periodic cleaning of benches, columns, walls, and raised planters.
  • Maintenance and repair of pergolas.
  • Trash pickup and litter removal.

Legal and Administrative Documents

Engineer's Report 2021/22
Engineer's Report 2020/21

Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District No. 13 (North Cordelia)

District Facts

The District was formed in 1990.

The maintenance of landscaping and lighting improvements included for FY 2021/22:

  •  Maintenance of all streetlights in the public right-of-way within the limits of the District.
  • GREEN VALLEY ROAD: All landscaping in the median islands and in the parkway strips between the curb and public right-of-way.
  • NEW NEITZEL ROAD: All landscaping in the median islands and in the parkway strips between the curb and public right-of-way.
  • BUSINESS CENTER DRIVE: All landscaping in the median islands and in the parkway strips between the curb and public right-of-way.
  • SUISUN VALLEY ROAD: All landscaping in the western parkway strip between the curb and public right-of-way.
  • MANGELS BOULEVARD: All landscaping in the median islands and in the parkway strips
    between the curb and public right-of-way.
  • WESTAMERICA DRIVE: All landscaping in the median islands and in the northern parkway strip between the curb and public right-of-way.
  • GREEN VALLEY CREEK: All riparian landscaping.
  • RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS: All median and parkway landscaping installed in the public right-of-way.
  • Maintenance of firebreaks for all lands designated as open space within the District.
  • Maintenance of ecological area and wetlands.
  • Maintenance of landscaping in the PG& E parkways.
  • Maintenance of landscaped trails.
  • Any other necessary maintenance to sustain the integrity of landscape and lighting
    improvements within the District.

The landscape budget will be reduced from $340k/yr to $315k/yr. This will result in a reduction of the following services:

  • Tree, plant, and bark replacements
  • Pest control and fertilizer applications
  • Tree, shrub, and ground cover trimmings

Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District No. 14 (Woodlake)

District Facts

The maintenance of landscaping and lighting improvements included for FY 2021/22:

  • Maintenance of all streetlights in the public right-of-way within the limits of the District.
  • Maintenance of landscape medians along Manuel Campos Parkway and Clay Bank Road within the limits of the District.
  • Maintenance of parkway perimeter landscaping along Manuel Campos Parkway and Clay Bank Road within the limits of the District.
  • Maintenance of in-tract landscaping on Lakefront Court.
  • Maintenance of in-tract open space on Gulf Drive.
  • Maintenance of parkway perimeter landscaping along Manuel Campos Parkway within the limits of the Annexations.
  • Maintenance of landscape medians along Manuel Campos Parkway and Mystic Drive within the limits of the Annexations.
  • Maintenance of landscaping in the traffic circle median island located at the intersection of Mystic Drive and Danbury Way.
  • Maintenance of all streetlights in the public right-of-way within the limits of the Annexations.
  • Maintenance of parkway landscaping on both the north and south sides of Manuel Campos Parkway, and on both the east and west sides of Clay Bank Road.
  • Various landscaped parkways on the collector streets within the District that provide access to the properties within the Bedford Falls subdivision.

Legal and Administrative Documents

Engineer's Report 2021/22
Engineer's Report 2020/21

Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District No. 15 (Gold Ridge)

District Facts

The maintenance of landscaping and lighting improvements included for FY 2021/22:

  • Maintenance of all streetlights in the public right-of-way within the limits of the District.
  • Maintenance of landscape medians and parkway landscaping along Joseph Gerevas Drive.
  • Maintenance of parkway perimeter landscaping along the west side of Peabody Road, extending the length of the District a distance of approximately 1,170 linear feet.
  • Maintenance of in- tract landscaping along Digerud Drive and Huber Drive.
  • Maintenance of in- tract entry medians on Santa Nella Lane, Pinkerton Lane, Fowler Lane, Goodman Lane, Woodard Lane, and McInnis Lane.
  • Perimeter landscaping along Putah South Canal.
  • Maintenance of all streetlights in the public right-of-way within the limits of the Annexation.
  • Maintenance of landscape medians and parkway landscaping along Joseph Gerevas Drive.
  • Maintenance of median island landscaping along Wells Lane, Cox Lane, Parr Lane, Duren Circle, and an unnamed street in the eastern portion of the Annexation.
  • Maintenance of in- tract landscaping along the east side of Ellis Godfrey Drive, along Josiah Wing Drive between Ellis Godfrey Drive and Duren Circle, the eastern entrance of
    Pullen Lane, the northern side of Digerud Drive between Ellis Godfrey Drive and Lockie Lane, the west side of Lockie Lane to the southern boundary of parcel 189, east and
    west side of W. R. Glusen Drive from Josiah Wing Drive to Huck Road, north and south side of Huck Road from W. R. Glusen Drive to the middle of parcel 384 and along the southern portion of an unnamed street intersecting with W. R. Glusen Drive.
  • Maintenance of parkway and median landscaping along Joseph Gerevas Drive
  • Maintenance of landscape along W. R Glusen Road
  • Maintenance of all streetlights in the public right of way within the limits of the annexation.
  • Maintenance of parkway and median landscaping along Peabody Road, beginning at Putah South Canal and extending southward to approximately 440 feet south of Water
    Works Lane.
  • Entryway and median landscape on both the north and south side of Huber Drive, from Peabody Road eastward to West Gramercy Circle.
  • Maintenance of all streetlights in the public right of way within the limits of the annexation.

Legal and Administrative Documents

Engineer's Report 2021/22
Engineer's Report 2020/21

Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District No. 16 (Creekside)

District Facts

The maintenance of landscaping and lighting improvements included for FY 2021/22:

  • Maintenance of all streetlights in the public right-of-way within the limits of the District.
  • Maintenance of parkway perimeter landscaping along Red Top Road and Oakbrook Drive.
  • Maintenance of entryway landscaping.
  • Maintenance of median landscaping along Red Top Road.
  • Maintenance of concrete work along Red Top Road.
  • Perimeter block wall maintenance along Red Top Road and Oakbrook Drive.

Legal and Administrative Documents

Engineer's Report 2021/22
Engineer's Report 2020/21

Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District No. 17 (Chadbourne-Beck-Cordelia)

District Facts

The maintenance of landscaping and lighting improvements included for FY 2021/22:

  •  Schedule A
    The landscaping and improvements located in the median island on Chadbourne Road, Beck Avenue, Courage Drive, North Watney Way, and South Watney Way. The landscaping and improvements located within the northwest and southwest corners of the intersection of Beck Avenue and Courage Drive, and within the area of the sanitary sewer pump station.
  •  Schedule B
    The landscaping and improvements located in the areas behind the curbs along the northerly and southerly sides of Courage Drive, at the intersection of North Watney Way,
    along the westerly and easterly sides of Beck Avenue north of the intersection with Southern Pacific Railroad, along the westerly side of Beck Avenue south of the intersection with Southern Pacific Railroad, along the westerly and easterly sides of Chadbourne Road except for the area along the easterly side of Chadbourne Road between Cordelia Road and Maxwell Court; the median islands' landscaping and improvements located approximately 1880 feet east of the railroad right-of-way off Cordelia Road extending approximately 600 feet in length to the north; and, landscaping and improvements in the area located along the southerly side of the Alonzo Drainage Channel.
  • Schedule C
    The public lighting facilities and improvements within the District area.
  • Schedule D
    The landscaping and Improvements located in the areas behind the curbs along the northerly and southerly sides of Meyer Road.

Legal and Administrative Documents

Engineer's Report 2021/22
Engineer's Report 2020/21

Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District No. 18 (Gold Ridge Park)

District Facts

The maintenance of landscaping and lighting improvements included for FY 2021/22:

  • Turf, shrub and groundcover maintenance within the limits of the District
  • Irrigation maintenance
  • Playground maintenance
  • Maintenance of landscape along Joseph Gerevas Drive and Falati Lane
  • Maintenance of hardscape and park features
  • Graffiti removal, power wash and trash removal
  • Park lights

Legal and Administrative Documents

Engineer's Report 2021/22
Engineer's Report 2020/21

Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District No. 19 (Corporate Commons)

District Facts

The maintenance of landscaping and lighting improvements included for FY 2021/22:

  • Landscaping and improvements in the median islands on Kaiser Drive and Business Center Drive West, around the lakes, and along Dan Wilson Creek, and maintenance of the two lakes including fountain maintenance.
  • Medians with trees and turf on Kaiser Drive from Suisun Valley Road until Campus Lane of approximately 480 feet in length.
  • Medians along the eastern boundaries of the district with trees, landscaping and turf on Business Center Drive West from Suisun Valley Road east to Suisun Creek.
  • Parkway landscaping, turf and trees approximately 20-feet on the north and south sides of Kaiser Drive from Suisun Valley Road until Campus Lane.
  • Park-like improvements including turf and trees surrounding the lakes west of Dan Wilson Creek.
  • Benches along Kaiser Drive.
  • The proposed retention basin and bio-retention basin.
  • Landscaping and improvements along the east side of Suisun Valley Road, which include large oak trees and meandering sidewalk near the northern boundary of the district from Interstate 80 south close to Solano College Road.
  • Landscaping and improvements to the areas behind the curbs on Kaiser Drive and Business Center Drive west.
  • Four entryways and the landscaping on Kaiser Drive, which includes two at the northeastern and southeastern intersections with Suisun Valley Road and two at the northwestern and southwestern intersections with Campus Lane, including the improvements, concrete returns, retaining walls and shrubs.
  • Landscaping of the vacant lots on the north and south sides of the intersection of Kaiser Drive and Business Center Drive.
  • Two entryways and their landscaping, shrubs, concrete returns and retaining walls on Business Center Drive at its northwestern and northeastern intersection with Executive Court.
  • One entryway and its landscaping, shrubs, concrete returns, retaining walls at the northwestern intersection of Kaiser Drive and Business Center Drive.
  • The median landscaping on Suisun Valley Road from approximately 500 feet north of Interstate 80 north towards Solano College Road.
  • All public street lighting within the commercial and residential subdivisions of the District.
  • Public street lighting, traffic signals and other public lighting facilities on the streets within the District.

Legal and Administrative Documents

Engineer's Report 2021/22
Engineer's Report 2020/21

FAQ for Focused LLMDs

(This includes LLMDs No. 1, 3, 6, 7, 11, & 13.)

On February 1, 2022, City Council selected the extended timeline for this project. To view the timeline please click here.  Please note that certain aspects of the timeline may be subject to change.

The process required to establish benefit assessment districts vary slightly based on the specific and applicable legislative Act and applicability of the Act is dependent on the specific public improvements and services being funded but in general, the process includes:

1. Formal initiation of the formation process by the legislative body (Board of Supervisors, City Council, Board of Directors) based on a petition from the property owners and/or local officials. 

We generally expect to see the following Resolutions enacted:

  • Resolution initiating proceedings to form the assessment district and ordering of the preparation of the assessment engineer's report.  The report separates and quantifies special and general benefits and provides a method of assessment with a proportional rate schedule.
  • Resolution of intent to form the assessment district, approving the report in draft form, ordering the mailing of notices and ballots to owners of property subject to the assessment, and setting the location, date, and time of the public hearing for the tabulation of ballots.
  • Resolution confirming the assessments, if results from the tabulation of ballots supports it, and the ordering of charges to be placed on the property tax bills.

2. Preparation of an assessment engineer's report. 

The most critical piece of information for a constituent participating in the process.  The report separates and quantifies special and general benefits and provides a method of assessment with a proportional rate schedule showing the assessment charge against each property.

3. Notices and ballots are mailed to owners of property within the boundaries of the assessment district subject to the assessment charge

Only properties receiving a special benefit will be charged the assessment.

4. A public hearing is held to allow all interested parties to speak to the legislative body about the proposed assessment district, the ballots are tabulated and results are announced. 

An assessment district is approved by the property owners if the total assessment amount represented by the ballots received against the assessment does not exceed the total assessment amount represented by the ballots received in favor of the assessment.  In other words, ballots are weighted by the assessment amount assigned to each property.  The greater the assigned amount of the assessment, the greater the say in the results of the tabulation (only returned completed ballots are considered).

5. Assuming successful approval, assessments are added to the secured property tax bills for the term prescribed in the assessment engineer's report and resolutions described above. 

Some assessments have a term and others can last in perpetuity.  Most assessments provide for an annual inflation factor to keep up with the ever-increasing costs of maintaining improvements and providing services.

More information on Benefits Assessment Districts is outlined in this article. 

There is no minimum number of ballots that need to be returned for a valid Proposition 218 balloting procedure.  However, the goal of the outreach and public engagement efforts by CivicMic, sponsored by the City, is to maximize participation and provide an opportunity for all voices to be heard.  Participating residents and stakeholders are encouraged to share information found at https://www.civicmic.com/city-of-fairfield/ about this process.  In addition, anyone can subscribe to receive updates via email when new information is posted.  Please click here to subscribe.  

a. How are the ballots tabulated?

Only completed ballots received before the end of the public testimony portion of the public hearing are considered for tabulation.  The tabulation is weighted by assessment amount (not the number of ballots received in favor or against).  Ballots contain the assessment amount applicable to each property within the boundaries of the proposed assessment district.

The City Council may adopt a resolution ordering the formation of an assessment district if the total assessment amount represented by the ballots in opposition does not exceed the total of the assessment amount represented by the ballots in favor.  Below are the three possible tabulation scenarios:

  • Pass – The total assessment amount in favor exceeds the total assessment amount in opposition.
  • Pass – The total assessment amount in favor is the same as the total assessment amount in opposition (a tie).
  • Fail – The total assessment amount in favor is less than the total assessment amount in opposition.

The engineer who first formed these Districts did not outline in the original report the general vs special benefit area, however, the areas being assessed are receiving a special benefit. 

The City is not responsible for the enhanced landscape and lighting services that are funded by each LLMD. The increased frequency of services and certain improvements are a direct result of the revenue generated by the assessment. Without an LLMD many of the services would not be covered or significantly reduced. 

Demographics and Key Facts

The demographics, key facts, infographics, and data shown below have been obtained from ESRI's ArcGIS Community Analyst. CivicMic makes no claims, no representations, and no warranties, express or implied, concerning the validity (express or implied), the reliability or the accuracy of the demographics, key facts, infographics, and data shown below, including the implied validity of any uses of such data.

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