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

Voting ballots were mailed to all residents in Zone L-2G on September 30, 2020, providing slightly more than the minimum balloting duration of 45 days prior to the Public Hearing. Property owners in Zone L-2G have until the close of the Public Hearing on November 17, 2020, to submit their signed and marked assessment ballot. View the Notice of Public Hearing and Assessment Ballot Procedures for Local Landscaping Zone L-2G (PDF).


On September 15, 2020, the City Council declared its intent to ballot property owners for a proposed new or increased assessment in Zone L-2G and set a Public Hearing on November 17, 2020 to tabulate the ballots.

September 15, 2020 City Council Meeting Video

September 15, 2020 City Council Agenda Item #18


On August 18, 2020, after considering public comment and discussion, the City Council initiated Proposition 218 ballot proceedings for a re-vote for Zone L2G. 

August 18, 2020 Public Hearing

August 18, 2020 City Council Agenda Item #18


Background Information:

On July 21, 2020, the motion to initiate 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 L2G for Fiscal Year 2020/21 failed. Thus, a re-vote was not approved. 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 to ascertain whether a larger majority were in favor of a new vote and increased assessment. 

Video Presentation of July 21, 2020 Public Hearing

July 21, 2020 City Council Agenda Item #21


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

June 16, 2020 Public Hearing

June 16, 2020 City Council Agenda Item #18


On May 19, 2020, the City Council declared its intent 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


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.

View the March 3, 2020 Staff Report (PDF)

View Proposed Landscape Maintenance Reduction Maps. A final map to be posted once approved by City Council prior to the beginning of the fiscal year July 1, 2020. 


On December 17, 2019, the City Council adopted and approved the following: 

  • Resolution No. 2019-5647 (PDF), approving the Engineer's Report regarding a proposed new or increased assessment within the Yorba Linda Street Lighting and Landscaping Maintenance Assessment District for Local Landscaping Zone L2G for Fiscal Year 2020/2021; and
  • Resolution No. 2019-5648 (PDF), declaring its intention to ballot property owners for a proposed new or increased assessment within the Yorba Linda Street Lighting and Landscaping Maintenance Assessment District for Local Landscaping Zone L2G for Fiscal Year 2020/2021, setting March 3, 2020 (during the regular City Council meeting) for a Public Hearing, and authorizing staff to proceed with the balloting procedures. 

View the December 17, 2019 City Council Staff Report with Attachments(PDF)

Ballots were mailed to residents within Local Landscaping Zone L-2G on January 17, 2020. View the Notice of Public Hearing and Assessment Ballot Procedures for Local Landscaping Zone-L-2G (PDF)

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.