File #: 16-221    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/17/2016 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority/Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency
On agenda: 6/6/2016 Final action:
Title: SUBJECT: Maintenance Districts' Engineer's Report and Budgets for Fiscal Year 2016/2017 - Public Meeting REPORT IN BRIEF Consider public input on the various Maintenance Districts' budgets during the public meeting, without taking action on the determination of assessment levy until the close of the public hearing scheduled for Monday, June 20, 2016. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion seeking public input on the Fiscal Year 2016/2017 Maintenance Districts' budgets, without taking action until the public hearing is closed on June 20, 2016.
Attachments: 1. MD Ballot Index 16-17.pdf

Report Prepared by: Michael Miller, Public Works Manager-Tax Services

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SUBJECT: Maintenance Districts' Engineer's Report and Budgets for Fiscal Year 2016/2017 - Public Meeting

REPORT IN BRIEF
Consider public input on the various Maintenance Districts' budgets during the public meeting, without taking action on the determination of assessment levy until the close of the public hearing scheduled for Monday, June 20, 2016.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion seeking public input on the Fiscal Year 2016/2017 Maintenance Districts' budgets, without taking action until the public hearing is closed on June 20, 2016.

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ALTERNATIVES:
1. Approve as recommended by the Director of Public Works; seek public input on the Maintenance Districts' budgets, without taking action until the public hearing is closed on June 20, 2016; or,
2. Return to staff with specific direction; or,
3. Deny.

AUTHORITY
Chapter 26 of Part 3 of Division 7 of the State of California Streets and Highway Code provides the applicable general law for Maintenance Districts; and,

Article I (alternative method for the levy of benefit assessments) of Title 13 Division VIII, of the Merced Municipal Code (MMC) dealing with Maintenance Districts, provides for subsequent modification to exiting Maintenance Districts; and,

Initiative Measure (Proposition 218, Sections 2,3,4,5, and 6) approved at the November 5, 1996 election, and also known as, the "Right to Vote on Taxes Act," provides for assessment ballot proceedings.

DISCUSSION
State Law requires each year the Merced City Council hold both a public meeting and public hearing on the various maintenance districts for the coming fiscal year, before final adoption of the budget.

Therefore, on April 18, 2016 at their regularly scheduled meeting Council set the public meeting date for June 6, 2016, and the public hearing for June 20, 2016.

The 2016/2017 City Engineer's Reports and Budgets on the var...

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