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Maximum Assessment Rate

218 Process to Increase Maximum Assessment Rate

CivicMic works with the City of Fairfield (the “City”) to facilitate community outreach and public engagement opportunities for the City’s Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance Districts (“LLMDs”). In Fairfield, many of the LLMDs have reached their maximum assessment rates and either are or will be experiencing a budget shortfall if no action is taken by the City and stakeholders. To mitigate the consequences of this shortfall, such as reduced services, these LLMDs will be going through the 218 process to increase their maximum assessment rate to support landscaping services. In this post CivicMic shares why the LLMDs must go through a …

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Smith Ranch and Kolob Estates Meeting Slides and Video

The City of Fairfield and CivicMic hosted a virtual Smith Ranch (Rancho Solano) and Kolob Estates meeting to discuss the budget shortfalls for both districts, the 218 process, and possible next steps. In this post, CivicMic shares the Smith Ranch (Rancho Solano) and Kolob Estates meeting slides and video. To view the map of LLMD No. 5 or No. 8, please click here and zoom into your district. Smith Ranch (Rancho Solano) and Kolob Estates Meeting Slides (Click on any slide below to zoom in.  Hover the mouse pointer over any slide to stop.) Presentation by the City of Fairfield …

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Kolob Estates Meeting Agenda

Smith Ranch (Rancho Solano) and Kolob Estates Meeting Agenda

In this post, CivicMic shares the Smith Ranch and Kolob Estates meeting agenda for LLMDs No. 5 and 8 for the meeting on Tuesday, October 11 at 6:00 PM (PST). The City of Fairfield and CivicMic are hosting a virtual (Zoom) and telephone community meeting to discuss the budget shortfalls, the 218 process, and the next steps forward for LLMDs No. 5 and 8.  Click here for instructions on how to join the meeting. Along with the information that will be provided at the meeting, new information will be updated and available to the public at https://www.civicmic.com/fairfield-news/. Please take a …

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Smith Ranch and Kolob Estates Meeting

How to Join the Smith Ranch (Rancho Solano) and Kolob Estates Meeting

In this post, CivicMic shares instructions on how to download the Zoom app and join the Smith Ranch and Kolob Estates meeting. The City of Fairfield and CivicMic are hosting the community meeting for Fairfield LLMDs No. 5 and 8, virtually, via (Zoom) and telephone, on Tuesday, October 11, at 6:00 PM (PST) to discuss the budget shortfalls for both LLMDs, funding solutions, and the 218 process. Please RSVP for the meeting using this link. If you haven’t yet, please also take the survey about your district by clicking here. Telephone and Zoom meeting login information will also be posted …

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Kolob Estates Survey

Smith Ranch (Rancho Solano) and Kolob Estates Survey

In this post, CivicMic shares the Smith Ranch (“Rancho Solano”) and Kolob Estates survey for LLMDs No. 5 & 8. The City annually levies and collects assessments to maintain certain landscaping services and improvements to the communities of Smith Ranch LLMD No. 5 and Kolob Estates LLMD No. 8. To see if your address is within any of the LLMD’s boundaries and also see your assessment amount click here. The cost of maintenance has continued to increase over the last few years, while the annual maximum assessment rates have remained the same and are no longer generating sufficient revenue to …

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Fairfield LLMDs Engineer’s Report

How to Give Feedback for the Fairfield LLMDs Engineer’s Report

In this post, CivicMic explains how you can provide feedback and community insight for the 23/24 Fairfield LLMDs engineer’s report currently being created for your Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District (“LLMD”). CivicMic, in collaboration with NBS Engineers and the City, has and will continue to provide many opportunities and channels for community members to provide comments and input about their desires for their district. We know that different community members prefer different ways of providing feedback about their district, and we want to ensure that our process is inclusive of all the different voices in the community. It’s essential to …

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LLMD Engineer’s Report Procedures

LLMD Engineer’s Report Procedures

In this post, CivicMic will outline the procedures assessment engineers take to create a lighting and landscape maintenance district (“District”) engineer’s report, as well as some of the information that will be included in the FY 2023-24 engineer’s report. If you are a property owner in one of Fairfield’s Landscape and Lighting Maintenance Districts (“LLMDs”), you may wonder what is involved in preparing an engineer’s report. The LLMD Engineer’s Report is a document prepared by a professional engineer which quantifies the special and general benefits and costs associated with the proposed district. Every year the city is required to submit …

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CivicMic Outreach and Public Engagement

CivicMic Outreach and Public Engagement Services

CivicMic works with the City of Fairfield (the “City”) to facilitate community outreach and public engagement opportunities for the City’s Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance Districts (“LLMDs”). During our time facilitating outreach and providing community members with the opportunities to engage with the City, we received some questions about our scope of services and the cost to the City for our services. In this post, CivicMic will explain the scope and cost of the CivicMic outreach and public engagement services. The purpose of the CivicMic outreach and public engagement services in Fairfield is to help inform and engage the community on …

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My FairfieldCA

Service Requests: My FairfieldCA App

CivicMic works with the City of Fairfield (the “City”) to facilitate community outreach and public engagement opportunities for the City’s Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance Districts (“LLMDs”). To further promote community participation and collaboration, CivicMic shares about My FairfieldCA, another avenue through which community members could correspond with the City regarding issues. The purpose of My FairfieldCA is to make it easy for residents to send questions, concerns, and feedback directly to Fairfield City Staff. How to Access and Use My FairfieldCA There are two ways to access and report issues on My FairfieldCA. You can access it from your browser …

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Timeline for LLMDs 7

Timeline for LLMD 5

In this post, CivicMic shares the timeline for LLMD 5 The public engagement process is shaped by your communities. Engagement is not a one-size-fits-all solution, and plans and schedules are subject to change. August 2022 August 2022-March 2023 September 2022 November 2022 January 2023-February 2023 April 18, 2023 April 21, 2023 Jun 6, 2023 August 1, 2023 First Survey The survey is mailed to stakeholders within the LLMD to determine general priorities for improvements and common concerns. Working Groups are Assembled & Meetings are Facilitated Working groups are assembled to represent the interests of the community and spread awareness regarding …

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Data

Smith Ranch (Rancho Solano) Data

In this post, CivicMic shares  Smith Ranch data. To view the most recent updates to this data please click here. 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 …

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Fairfield LLMDs

Benefit Assessment Districts: Fairfield LLMDs

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”). Some of the Fairfield LLMDs have experienced an increase in 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 these LLMDs. To avoid this, the annual landscape maintenance service contracts for them have been reduced. In this post, CivicMic shares information about benefits assessment districts like …

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City of Fairfield

CivicMic Services for the City of Fairfield

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”). Some of the City’s LLMDs have experienced an increase in 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 combat budget shortfall, the annual landscape maintenance service contracts for the following LLMDs are being reduced: Gateway LLMD No. 1 Waterman Highlands LLMD No. …

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