Santa Cruz County
CA

Agenda Item
DOC-2021-375

Public hearing to consider proposed 2021-22 benefit assessment/service charge reports for various County Service Areas, and adopt resolution confirming the benefit assessment/service charge reports, as outlined in the memorandum from the Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works

Information

Department:DPW: ProgramsSponsors:Deputy CAO/Director of Public Works Matt Machado
Category:DPW PROG. - Board LetterProjects:Master Calendar
Functions:General Government, Land Use & Community Services

Financial Impact

Benefit assessment or service charge revenue for Fiscal Year 2021-22 for various County Service Areas (CSAs), including 1.7% increase for the following CSAs: No. 13 Hutchinson Road (Zone B), No. 21 Westdale Drive, No. 23 Old Ranch Road (Zones A through C), No. 24 Pineridge, No. 26 Hidden Valley (Zones A through G), No. 34 Larsen Road, No. 35 Country Estates, No. 36 Forest Glen, No. 51 Hopkins Gulch, No. 52 Upper Pleasant Valley, and No. 57 Woods Cove. There is no general fund impact.

Board Letter

Recommended Actions

1)              Conduct a Public Hearing to hear objections or protests, if any, to the proposed 2021-22 benefit assessment/service charge reports for the various County Service Areas, then close the public hearing; and

 

2)              Following the public hearing, adopt the resolution confirming the benefit assessment/service charge reports for various County Service Areas.

 

Executive Summary

In order to complete the 2021-22 benefit assessment/service charge process for the various County Service Areas (CSAs), it will be necessary for the Board to open the public hearing, take testimonies, and consider objections or protests, if any, to the reports; and at the conclusion of this public hearing, adopt the attached resolution confirming the reports.

 

Background

On March 9, 2021, the Board adopted a resolution setting April 27, 2021, as the public hearing date on proposed 2021-22 benefit assessment/service charge reports for various County Service Areas.  The CSA rates presented have previously been approved by the Board and are outlined in Attachment A.  The previously approved rates are either remaining at the same level as in Fiscal Year 2020-21 or increased per the current Consumer Price Index Rate as approved in previous elections.

 

Analysis

These reports, which detail the Assessor’s parcel number, owner’s name, and the amount of the benefit assessment/service charge, were filed with the Clerk of the Board on or before April 13, 2021, which allowed for public review two weeks prior to today’s public hearing.  As required by law, the reports must be approved by the Board and forwarded to the Auditor-Controller by August 10, 2021, to be included on the 2021-22 property tax roll.

 

Body

Strategic Plan Element

3.C. (Reliable Transportation - Local Roads)

The proposed benefit assessment will provide adequate source of funding for the road maintenance and operations needs of the CSAs to upgrade pavement conditions and road safety for everyone.

Meeting History

Apr 27, 2021 9:00 AM Video Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting

1) Public hearing held; closed the public hearing;

2) ADOPTED Resolution No. 102-2021 confirming the benefit assessment/service charge reports for various County Service Areas

RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Ryan Coonerty, Third District Supervisor
SECONDER:Zach Friend, Second District Supervisor
AYES:Manu Koenig, Zach Friend, Ryan Coonerty, Greg Caput, Bruce McPherson

Discussion