LMAD Community Meetings

City staff conducted numerous community outreach meetings throughout the FY 2019/2020 Prop 218 review process. For reference, resources such as video recordings of certain community meetings, as well as the PowerPoint presentations shown during the meetings, are available below. In addition, the City Council staff reports, actions and timelines associated with each active Zone, are included. 

Please continue to refer back to this page for frequent updates. Residents are encouraged to contact Public Works by email or by calling 714-961-7170. You can also receive the latest news about your property’s LMAD Zone delivered right to your inbox by subscribing to LMAD Updates.

Local landscaping Zone l-1A

Powerpoint Presentation

View the PowerPoint Presentation from the October 8, 2019 Community Meeting for Local Landscaping Zone L-1A (PDF)

Please note the following updates were made to the presentation following the meeting as means of clarification or correction:

  • Slide 10: 
    • Correction Made: The current Local Landscape Zone “L-1A” L-2G annual assessment rate is determined by taking the total balance to levy amount and dividing by the total amount of benefit units.
  • Slide 12:
    • Changed “Annual Administrative Expenses” to correct category name of “Annual Incidental Expenses”.
    • Additional clarification: *For Fiscal year 2020/2021, the budget is based on the result of a YES vote.
  • Slide 13:
    • Additional clarification: *Rates may adjust due to comments from the outreach meeting that was held on October 8th, 2019. A future meeting will be held in October/November. 
  • Slide 24:
    • Added contact information.

Meeting Video

View recorded video from the Community Meeting for Local Landscaping Zone L-1A

-Please note there were some technical difficulties related the audio during filming.

Letters to Residents in Local Landscaping ZOne L-1A

LOCAL LANDSCAPING ZONE L-2G


The outcome of the Public Hearing held July 21, 2020 is summarized as follows:


1) The motion failed and therefore there was no initiating of proceedings to levy a proposed new or increased assessment for the City of Yorba Linda Street Lighting and Landscaping Maintenance Assessment District and ordering of the engineer to prepare and file a report for local landscaping zone L-2G for Fiscal Year 2020/21. Thus, a re-vote was not approved.


2) A second motion was made to continue the Public Hearing to August 18, 2020 with additional direction given to staff to allow the residents of L-2G the opportunity to continue to gather more signatures and/or remove names from the ongoing petition with a deadline of August 10, 2020 at 12:00 noon to submit to the City Clerk. The City Council will again consider both the potential authorization of a new vote and the vacation of easements at the August 18, 2020 Public Hearing and it was suggested that the more signatures submitted in favor of a new vote in L-2G to increase assessments the higher likelihood that the Council would authorize a new vote (i.e. towards 60% of the total single family parcels which would be 378).


Please refer to item #21 on the video presentation link below to hear more about the agenda item.


Video Presentation of July 21, 2020 Public Hearing


The staff report can be accessed in the link below under item #21 on the City Council Agenda.


July 21, 2020 City Council Agenda and Public Hearing Zone L-2G Staff Report


Petition Process Continued:


  • Per City Council’s direction more signature gathering and removal may occur up until Monday, August 10 at 12:00 noon. All new signatures and formal requests to remove names must be turned into the City no later than 12:00 noon on August 10, 2020. The City will not accept any additions or removals after this time towards the final count. 


  • Select a lead petition contact for each side, 1) a proponent for the increase of assessment and re-vote; and 2) an opponent for the increase and re-vote. Each side’s lead contact is to contact the City, by email or by calling 714-961-7170, with their name and contact information by end of day Sunday, July 26 at 6:00 p.m.


Proponent for Re-vote: No need to restart petition process, please continue from where you left off with your goal of obtaining more. The City has already accounted for the residents that have requested the City to remove their signature for a re-vote.


  • The petition process is intended to be a resident-led process.


  • A signature indicates one’s desire to vote YES if there is a Zone re-vote and that one is agreeable to pay the increased assessment.


  • There are approximately 630 single family residential units in L-2G. For example, if your goal is at minimum to obtain 60% verified single family homeowner signatures, this would equate to 378.


  • Zone to verify that there is only one signature per household and the address is representative of Zone L-2G. Please confirm that the signature is that of the owner of the house, not the renter. If the signature is that of a new homeowner, please provide proof of new ownership. The most recent County of Orange Assessor’s Roll is provided in the link below and should be used for address verification and submitted with weekly updates and attached with final petition submittal by 12:00 noon on August 10, 2020. Please input all email and phone number information in the spreadsheet from the petitions.


  • The lead petitioner must provide and coordinate all the signatures collected and provide them at weekly updates to the City. 


  • Please provide an update to the City on the signature collection status, including scanned or copies of the signed petition and corresponding spreadsheet by Wednesday 10:00 a.m. of every week (July 29 and August 5) so the City is aware of the progress, can verify the signatures in a timely manner and prepare next steps accordingly. All final hard copy signatures and spreadsheet shall be submitted to the City Clerk’s Department by 12:00 noon on Monday, August 10, 2020.


Opponent to Re-vote:  The signatures listed on your form must also include name clearly printed, property address, email address and phone number.


  • A signature indicates one’s desire to be REMOVED from the previously signed proponent petition and their desire for NO to a re-vote process.


  • This list is not intended for signatures of additional residents opposed to the increase or re-vote, these residents are already accounted for by not signing the proponent’s petition.


  • Please verify that there is only one signature per household and the address is representative of Zone L-2G. Please confirm that the signature is that of the name on the original proponent petition for which they want their name removed. The most recent County of Orange Assessor’s Roll is provided in the link below and should be used for address verification and submitted with weekly updates and attached with final petition removal list submittal by 12:00 noon on August 10, 2020. Please input all email and phone number information in the spreadsheet from the petitions.


  • The lead petitioner must provide and coordinate all the signatures collected and provide them at weekly updates to the City.


  • Please provide an update to the City on the signature collection status, including scanned or copies of the signed petition removal list and corresponding spreadsheet by Wednesday 10:00 a.m. of every week (July 29 and August 5) so the City is aware of the progress, can verify the signatures in a timely manner and prepare next steps accordingly. All final hard copy signatures and spreadsheet shall be submitted to the City Clerk’s Department by 12:00 noon on Monday, August 10, 2020.



One June 16, 2020 the Public Hearing was conducted in accordance with next steps after a failed Prop 218 vote. The City Council was to declare the complete or partial vacation of nineteen (19) designated landscape easements within or adjacent to Tracts 9813, 10731, 11455 and 11485.


After much discussion, the City Council direction was to continue the Public Hearing to a date certain of July 21, 2020, allowing the property owners time to initiate and coordinate a petition for Zone L-2G in an effort to determine if a re-vote is warranted. The petition process consists of obtaining 50%+1 household signatures (one per property/single family home) of those in the zone with a signature acknowledging support of the increased assessment to fully fund your zone. All hard copy signatures shall be submitted to the City Clerk’s Department by 5:30 p.m. on Monday, July 13, 2020.  Please begin to consider who and how your zone will coordinate the petition and centralize your communication with the City. The petition process is intended to be a resident-led process.


Please see the links below for the June 16, 2020 City Council Meeting video presentation and agenda. Refer to Item #18 for the L-2G discussion and staff report.

June 16, 2020 Public Hearing

June 16, 2020 City Council Agenda


At the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, May 19, a staff report will went before City Council to initiate and implement the reduction in the landscaping maintenance services and the vacation of easements, thus returning the maintenance to the underlying property owner. The intent is to vacate complete and partial landscape easements designated within or adjacent to Tracts 9813, 10731, 11455 and 11485 within the LMAD Zone L-2G. 

View the May 19, 2020 Agenda and Staff Report (PDF) Item #6

View Updated May 19, 2020 Proposed Landscape Maintenance Aerial Maps with Guidelines in Place


During the City Council Meeting on March 3, 2020 a Public Hearing was conducted upon the proposed increase in assessments for Zone L-2G, and in consideration of all objections and protests, whether written or oral, if any. The Public Hearing was paused at approximately 7:00 p.m. in order to direct staff to tabulate the Proposition 218 Ballots. The agenda item was reconvened at the end of the meeting once the votes were tabulated.

The result of the vote was a Majority Protest with 74.3% voting No, and 25.7% voting Yes.

With this "No vote" staff will be coming back to City Council in the coming months to initiate and implement the reduction in the landscaping maintenance services and the vacation of easements, thus returning the maintenance to the underlying property owner.

On December 17th, 2019 City Council adopted Resolution No. 2019-5647, approving the Engineer’s Report regarding a proposed new or increased assessment within Local Landscaping Zone  L-2G for Fiscal Year 2020/2021 and adopted Resolution No. 2019-5648, declaring its intention to ballot property owners for a proposed new or increased assessment within Local Landscaping Zone L-2G for Fiscal Year 2020/2021 and determine a time and place for a public hearing which authorized staff to proceed with the balloting procedure. The date of the hearing was set for March 3, 2020 at 6:30 PM in the Council Chambers.

POWERPOINT PRESENTATION

View the PowerPoint Presentation from the December 5,2019 Community Meeting for Local Landscaping Zone L-2G (PDF)

View the PowerPoint Presentation from the October 8, 2019 Community Meeting for Local Landscaping Zone L-2G (PDF)

Please note the following updates were made to the presentation following the meeting as means of clarification or correction:

  • Slide 13:
    • Changed “Annual Administrative Expenses” to correct category name of “Annual Incidental Expenses”
    • Additional clarification: *For Fiscal year 2020/2021, the budget is based on the result of a YES vote.
  • Slide 14:
    • Additional clarification: *Rates may adjust due to comments from the outreach meeting that was held on October 8, 2019. A future meeting will be held in October/November. 
  • Slide 27:
    • Added contact information.

MEETING VIDEO

View recorded video from the Community Meeting for Local Landscaping Zone L-2G

-Please note there were some technical difficulties related the audio during filming.


LOCAL LANDSCAPING ZONE L-4A

During the City Council Meeting on May 5, 2020 a Public Hearing was conducted upon the proposed increase in assessments for Zone L-4A, and in consideration of all objection and protests, whether written or oral, if any. The Public Hearing was opened at approximately 7:00 p.m. in order to direct staff to tabulate the Proposition 218 Ballots. The agenda item was reconvened at the end of the meeting once the votes were tabulated.

  

  • The result of the vote was 58% voting Yes, and 42% voting No, thus the increase in assessment passed. 


Residents of Zone L-4A should anticipate seeing the increase in your assessment on your next property tax bill.  Of note, please remember that this Zone chose to vote to increase the level of maintenance, as opposed to keeping the current maintenance service level. These increases will be incorporated into next year’s budget and are anticipate to begin to July 1, 2020, or soon thereafter. Staff is currently in the design phase of the Median Transition Project. Construction will begin in the fall with the restoration of the medians along Arroyo Cajon with other improvements to follow as seasonal weather permits. 


View the May 5, 2020 City Council Staff Report


View L-4A PowerPoint Presentation, including the Landscape Maintenance Service Area - Option 3 Map showing the maintenance service areas.


The resident-led petition gathering phase closed Monday, February 10, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. In order to recommend a Proposition 218 Vote to the Yorba Linda City Council, the Zone needed to obtain 50% + 1 of the single family parcel signatures. The final official result totaled 95 signatures in favor of a Proposition 218 Vote for the Zone, thus meeting and exceeding the 50% +1 requirement. This zone is currently voting, with ballots due to the City Clerk prior to the 7:00 p.m. Public Hearing on May 5, 2020.

Ballots were mailed to residents within Local Landscaping Zone L-4A on March 19, 2020. View the Notice of Public Hearing and Assessment Ballot Procedures for Local Landscaping Zone-L-4A (PDF).


POWERPOINT PRESENTATION(S)


local landscape zone l-2e

During the City Council Meeting on May 19, 2020 a Public Hearing was conducted upon the proposed increase in assessments for Zone L-2E, and in consideration of all objection and protests, whether written or oral, if any. The Public Hearing was opened at approximately 7:30 p.m. in order to direct staff to tabulate the Proposition 218 Ballots. The agenda item was reconvened once the votes were tabulated.


  • The result of the vote was 77% voting Yes, and 23% voting No, thus the increase in assessment passed.


Residents of Zone L-2E should anticipate seeing the increase in your assessment on your next property tax bill.  

View the May 19, 2020 Agenda and Staff Report (PDF) Item #13


A Community Meeting was held February 19, 2020 to provide information and answer questions for the residents of this underfunded zone. The petition process was also discussed as a means for the residents to request a Prop 218 Vote.

The resident-led petition gathering phase closed Monday, March 2, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. In order to recommend a Proposition 218 Vote to the Yorba Linda City Council, the Zone needed to obtain 50% + 1 of the single family parcel votes. The final official result totaled 73 votes in favor of a Proposition 218 Vote for the Zone, thus meeting and exceeding the 50% +1 requirement. Therefore, a staff report recommending an Intent to Ballot was placed on the City Council Meeting Agenda for Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The Intent to Ballot was approved by City Council. This zone is currently voting, with ballots due to the City Clerk prior to the 7:00 p.m. Public Hearing on May 19, 2020.