In 2018, City staff analyzed the financial impact of potential residential development. Based on the analysis, it was determined that the revenues generated by new residential development do not cover the City’s costs to provide services to those homes. Based on actual costs to provide services such as fire, police, parks, and streets, the shortfall ranged from $453 to $787 per residence/per year.
In July 2018, City Council adopted new policy that included the following requirements:
The Service and Maintenance Community Facilities District (CFD) was created with Council approval on April 2, 2019. The District includes the entire City, but only applies to new single-family or multifamily residential development. As the City approves new developments, the new area becomes part of the CFD.
The CFD authorizes the placement of an annual property tax assessment on each parcel in the District to provide ongoing revenue to pay for services and maintenance in the CFD and to pay for annual CFD administration costs. The tax is $500 annually per single-family residential unit or $330 per year for multifamily residential units from the base year of 2018/19 and will grow at a rate up to 4% per year in perpetuity. The City Council retains the ability to assess an amount less than the maximum allowable amount.
The types of services and maintenance to be funded by the CFD include police and criminal justice, fire, ambulance and paramedic, parks, parkways, roads, streets, open space, and maintenance and operation of any city real property or other tangible property with an estimated useful life of five or more years.
Proceeds from the tax will be deposited and tracked in a separate subaccount in the General Fund and will be used to supplement City services upon City Council approval during the annual budget development process.
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