City of Waterford Community Facilities District parcel tax, Measure W (November 2013)
|Voting on Taxes|
|Not on ballot|
A 2/3rds supermajority vote was required for approval.
- These final, certified results are from the Stanislaus County elections office.
Below is an impartial analysis by city attorney Corbett J. Browning:
Pursuant to Government Code Section 53311, and subsequent sections, a General Law City may initiate efforts to establish a Community Facilities District to provide public services, including the operation, maintenance and administration of services and facilities related to medians, parkways, landscaping, lighting, signals, and related accessories and the funding therefore through a special tax collected in the same manner as an ordinary ad valorem property tax.
Assessments in the existing Districts:
The Lighting Assessment District, formed in 1920, assesses $11.24 to 833 parcels. This district provides street lighting services to the downtown residential area, and pocket areas around the city. The Landscape and Lighting Assessment District, formed in 1991, assesses a total of 1,377 parcels divided into 2 beneﬁ t zones, with annual rates of $52, and $28.52. This district provides for the maintenance and operation costs of street lighting and landscaping services associated with medians, selected bicycle/pedestrian parkways, and improved cul-de-sac areas.
New improvements and cost escalations have left both districts operating at deﬁcits for years, and both districts would terminate if Measure W is approved.
Measure "W" Proposed Special Tax Amount:
Residential Property - $60 per Residential Unit
The Ballot Measure and Levy, if approved, shall be effective July 1, 2014. Additionally, the above amounts would be subject to an annual increase, commencing on July 1, 2015, by the Annual Inflation Factor equal to the annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose Area calculated in February of each Fiscal Year.
Measure "W" provides that if the special tax is approved by a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the qualified voters voting on the issue, there shall be a continuing lien to secure each levy of the special tax attached to all non-exempt real property in the District and the services will be provided by the City, with its own employees or by contract with third parties, or any combination thereof.
A “yes” vote on Measure “W” would:
A “no” vote on Measure “W” would:
- Stanislaus County department of elections website
- Smartvoter.org, California, Stanislaus County
- Stanislaws County voter pamphlet, including full text of each measure