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File #: 2020-7671   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 2/18/2020
Title: Adoption of Resolution Appointing an Engineer-of-Work and an Attorney-of-Record for Island City Landscaping and Lighting District 84-2 (Various Locations Throughout the City). (Public Works 275)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - District Maps, 2. Resolution
Title

Adoption of Resolution Appointing an Engineer-of-Work and an Attorney-of-Record for Island City Landscaping and Lighting District 84-2 (Various Locations Throughout the City). (Public Works 275)

Body

To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In 1984, the City Council established the Island City Landscaping and Lighting District 84-2 (District). The purpose of this special assessment district is to provide enhanced maintenance in the public areas of the district's six zones throughout the City of Alameda (City).

To levy the next fiscal year's assessments, City is required to follow a prescribed legal process to prepare the annual Engineer's Report. This annual process begins in February, with the City's appointment of an engineer and an attorney for the assessment district. Next, a draft Engineer's Report outlining the proposed budgets and assessments for the coming year is prepared and brought to the City Council for preliminary approval in April or May, and at that time, a public hearing will be set for May or June. After the public hearing, the City Council will consider approving the assessments for the following year.

BACKGROUND

On June 7, 1984, the City Council established the District. The purpose of this assessment district is to provide enhanced maintenance in certain business or neighborhood zones throughout the City. This work, which varies among the zones in the District, includes regular litter collection, landscape maintenance of the medians and planters, and sidewalk cleaning.

To levy next fiscal year's assessments, the City is required to follow a prescribed legal process. This annual process begins with the City's appointment of an engineer and an attorney for the assessment district. It culminates in a public hearing in May or June in which the City Council approves assessments for the following year.

DISCUSSION

There are currently six zones in the assessment district (see attached zone ...

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