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District 19-4

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Assessment of District 19-4

Now that the voting process has concluded and assessments will be levied upon each parcel, residents may choose to pay all or a portion of their assessments during the 30-day cash collection period, which ends on February 14, 2020.

Each property owner within District 4 was provided a Notice stating such property owner’s Total Underground Utility Assessment Amount. Property owners may choose to pay all or part of your Total Underground Utility Assessment Amount to the City of Manhattan Beach, Department of Finance, 1400 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 on or before November 5, 2019.  Please note there are two (2) possible options for payment.

Payment Option 1 Pay the Discounted Total Underground Utility Assessment Amount in full on or before February 14, 2020, and remove the entire assessment lien from your property.  The discounted amount reflects an approximate 9% reduction from the Total Underground Utility Assessment Amount since no bond costs will be incurred.  Payments must be submitted to the City of Manhattan Beach as identified above.
Payment Option 2

Pay a part or no part of the Total Underground Utility Assessment Amount by February 14, 2020, and the Total Underground Assessment lien balance will remain on your property.  If you pay a portion of the discounted Total Underground Utility Assessment, the Total Underground Utility Assessment Amount will be proportionally reduced.  A lien for the remainder of your Total Underground Utility Assessment Amount as of February 14, 2020 will remain on your property for a period not to exceed 20 years.  If no payment is received, then the full amount of the Total Underground Utility Assessment will go to bond.  The City intends to issue bonds pursuant to the Improvements Bonds Act of 1915 in the amount of the unpaid portion of your Total Underground Utility Assessment Amount as previously described in the ballot materials.

If a property owner selects Payment Option 2, annual debt service for the bonds to be issued will appear on the property tax bills starting in Fiscal Year 2021-2022.

After the Underground Utility Assessment District is formed and the lien for the unpaid amount of the Total Underground Utility Assessment is recorded by Los Angeles County, the below options of financial assistance to qualifying property owners with limited income to help cover the cost of utility undergrounding on their primary residence are available.

State Controller's Property Tax Postponement Program: California, State Controller's Office guidelines. If a property owner selects Payment Option 2, and if the property owner is 62 years of age or older, is blind, or is disabled at the time of filing (for a continuous period of at least one year) and had a total household income for the prior year of $35,500 or less, the property owner may qualify for the State Controller's Property Tax Postponement Program.  Please visit https://www.sco.ca.gov/ or contact the State Controller's Office at (800) 952-5661 for additional information and applications. 
City Assessment Deferral Program: Defer all or part of your Total Underground Utility Assessment if you qualify under City Assessment Deferral Program guidelines.  For those owners whose total household income exceeds $35,500, the City has implemented an Assessment Deferment Program (ADP).  If a property owner selects Payment Option 2 and qualifies for and is enrolled in the ADP, depending on income level, the City will contribute an amount toward annual debt service payment.  The ADP was presented to City Council at the August 6, 2019 meeting.  Included in the program is a provision for deferring future connection costs for ADP participants.  Throughout the deferral period, contributions plus interest will accumulate and be considered as a loan against the property.  For additional information regarding the ADP, please visit: https://www.citymb.info/departments/finance/budget-and-accounting/adp.

 
If you have any questions, please contact the City’s Project Manager by emailing Anastasia Seims or calling (310) 802-5361.

Proposition 218 Voting

At the January 7, 2020 City Council meeting, a public hearing was held and ballots were tabulated regarding underground utility assessment district 4.  In accordance with the Proposition 218 process, weighted ballot results from property owners within the districts voted in favor of district formation. 

The detailed results are as follows:
UUAD 19-4 Voting Results

Following the vote, the Manhattan Beach City Council adopted Resolution No. 20-0003 (PDF) forming the assessment district, authorizing the assessments, and approving the Final Engineer’s Report per Manhattan Beach Municipal Code Chapter 7.28 (Undergrounding of Public Utility Facilities) (PDF) as revised by Ordinance No. 19-0017 (PDF). While the City takes no official position on undergrounding, the City has facilitated the voting process in accordance with Proposition 218.

Schedule of Upcoming Activities:

Schedule

For additional information, please email Anastasia Seims or call (310) 802-5361.

Design Plans

The design plans are available below for your review. A  Map Legend (PDF) with associated definitions for the color coding included on the design plans are provided for reference. 

  • Plan Set 1 (PDF)
    District 19-4 portion near 1st Street between Ardmore Avenue and Poinsettia Avenue
  • Plan Set 2 (PDF)
    District 19-4 portion near 1st Street between Poinsettia Avenue and Dianthus Street
  • Plan Set 3 (PDF)  
    District 19-4 portion near 1st Street between Dianthus Street and Sepulveda Boulevard
  • Plan Set 4 (PDF)  
    District 19-4 portion near Duncan Place and Duncan Avenue between Ardmore Avenue and Poinsettia Avenue
  • Plan Set 5 (PDF)  
    District 19-4 portion near Duncan Place and Duncan Avenue  between Poinsettia Avenue and Dianthus Street
  • Plan Set 6 (PDF) 
    District 19-4 portion near Duncan Place and Duncan Avenue between Dianthus Street and Sepulveda Boulevard
  • Plan Set 7 (PDF)  
    District 19-4 portion near Dianthus Street and Boundary Place

For additional information, please email Anastasia Seims or call (310) 802-5361.

 

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