CivicMic has begun receiving responses from the San Leandro survey for Neptune Drive Shoreline flood protection. The survey responses will be used to determine the best date and time in July for an informational meeting to be hosted by the City of San Leandro. The topic of the meeting is the proposed construction of a levee and possible formation of an assessment district. Please click here to visit our San Leandro page to take the survey, read previous posts, and obtain copies of important documents.
We have received many good questions from the San Leandro survey for Neptune Drive and anticipate receiving many more. Your participation and that of your neighbors is very important! We would like to have as many attend the meeting as possible. Please use the "Share this:" buttons at the bottom of the post to share this post in social media with your neighbors so many can take the survey and help us pick the best dates.
In the meantime, we are gathering and researching your questions to get you answers here and at the informational meeting. Some of the questions received include:
Question: What is the location of the proposed levee?
Question: What is the cost of construction for the levee?
Answer: The total project including design, permitting, construction, and easements has been estimated at roughly $2,000,000. Click here to obtain a copy of an early estimated construction (draft) budget. Note: We have requested an update for the meeting.
Question: When will construction start and how long will it take to complete?
Answer: The start of construction will depend on the availability of funds. CivicMic has requested an estimated time of project completion from the City. We hope to have the information by the time of the meeting.
Question: What impact will the construction of the levee have on my flood insurance rate?
Answer: In addition to providing flood protection, the construction of the levee will result in FEMA removing the properties in the proposed area of study from the flood zone designation. Consequently, flood insurance rates should be lower after the construction of the levee and removal of the properties from the FEMA flood zone designation.
Question: What properties are being impacted by this proposal?
Question: What is the cost of the annual assessment if property owners approve the formation of the assessment district?
Answer: We don't have numbers yet as this calculation is dependent on an update of the construction budget. We should have an estimate for the informational meeting.
Question: How does the increase in flood insurance premiums since FEMA re-designated the properties compare to the annual assessment amount?
Answer: At this time we are unable to run this comparison because we don't have estimated annual assessment numbers ready yet. However, we are very interested in seeing this comparison and believe it will be an important consideration for property owners. Please email CivicMic your annual increase in insurance premium and we will incorporate it into the comparison tables. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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