As recently posted by CivicMic, the City of Oxnard Maintenance Assessment District levies were approved for Fiscal Year 2020-21 at the June 2, 2020, Council meeting. The approval included the Vineyards budget for 2020-21 funded by Landscape Maintenance District No. 24 ("LMD No. 24") assessment levies. LMD No. 24 was formed in June 1996 and currently funds the maintenance of the interior public improvements at a "C" maintenance level of service for the Vineyards community. A "C" maintenance level of service means the improvements are maintained once every three weeks. Please see the links below for a description of the maintenance levels of service.
The assessment formation documents do not provide for an annual cost of living inflator and the assessment rate has remained the same since 1996. Maintenance costs, including utilities, have significantly increased over the years resulting in the lower "C" maintenance level of service. Please note that the maintenance of the exterior public improvements (perimeter, parkways, and medians) surrounding the Vineyards community is funded from the City's General Fund and not LMD No. 24 assessments. Lack of funding from both LMD No. 24 and the General Fund has resulted in the lower maintenance level of service for Vineyards.
Important: Vineyards (LMD No. 24) is already being levied at the maximum amount allowed per the assessment district documents. An increase in the annual charge to add the exterior improvements (perimeter, parkways, and medians) and to provide a higher level of service must be approved by the Vineyards community. The City can’t increase the annual charge without Vineyards' participation.
Click on the links below for quick access to general information about the City's maintenance assessment districts.
- Description of maintenance levels of service and landscaping schedule
- Staff presentation to City Council on June 2, 2020
- Staff report and Resolution approving the assessment levies for 2020-21
- Annual report (Part 1 - Budgets)
- Annual report (Part 2 - Assessment Rolls)
- Video: An introduction to Community Facilities Districts
- Take a tour of the Vineyards public improvements
Vineyards Budget for 2020-21
Vineyards Map of Improvements and Boundaries
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The City of Oxnard wishes to engage constituents in a collaborative governance effort to find and implement solutions for the revitalization and long-term viability of public improvements in and around various neighborhoods in the City thus protecting real estate values and enhancing the quality of life for its residents. Solutions are expected to include the creation of citizen advisory committees, ongoing monitoring, and adaptive management techniques to ensure the sustainability of desired outcomes and successful implementation of the agreed-upon solutions.