|TO:||Honorable Mayor and City Council|
|FROM:||Nick Fidler, Public Works Director|
|SUBJECT:||Public Hearing to consider a resolution approving and adopting the Public Works Director’s Report for the Consolidated Maintenance District and the fiscal year 2020-2021 budget, confirming the park landscaping assessments, and authorizing collection of assessments by the Kern County Tax Collector.|
Staff recommends adopting the resolution.
On January 12, 2005, the City Council passed Resolution No. 019-05 adopting Council Policy on park maintenance and street landscaping assessments which enables the City to collect additional revenue for park maintenance and for street and median landscaping within the Consolidated Maintenance District (“CMD” herein). Parcels within the CMD that are receiving benefit from park maintenance are assessed consistently with the assessment rates set by the Proposition 218 ballot signed at the time of formation of each maintenance district, the benefit formula and those amounts set forth in Exhibit “A” of Resolution No. 019-05 for the CMD. Parcels in maintenance districts which were formed prior to Proposition 218 will remain at their current level of assessment.
On June 10, 2020, the City Council approved Resolution of Intention No. 2048, preliminarily confirming, approving, and adopting the Public Works Director’s Report and the fiscal year 2020-2021 park landscaping budget for the CMD. The Resolution of Intention set the protest hearing date for June 24, 2020. Notice of the protest hearing has been published in accordance with Chapter 13.04 of the Bakersfield Municipal Code in the manner required by law.
This hearing is to consider protests only on the following: the fairness of the benefit formula; the zone of benefit (including tier levels); the amount of the park landscaping assessment on any parcel of property to be assessed; and the reservation by the City of right to elect whether to proceed to perform work by the City forces or by a private contractor. As of the date of this administrative report, City staff has not received any protests regarding the above-noted conditions.
This Resolution confirms the 2020-2021 CMD park landscaping assessments and authorizes collection of the assessments by the Kern County Tax Collector.