A Notice of Proposed Assessment, the Proposition 218 ballot, a return envelope, and a Notice of Public Hearing were mailed to each affected property owner in each District after the August 6, 2019 City Council Meeting.
BALLOTS MUST BE RETURNED TO:
City of Manhattan Beach
1400 Highland Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
October 1, 2019
prior to close of the Public Hearing
If you have not received the Proposition 218 ballot by August 16, 2019, please notify the City by sending an email to Anastasia Seims, the City’s Project Manager.
August 27, 2019 Public Meeting
At the August 6, 2019 City Council Meeting, the City Council approved the following:
- The Resolution of Intention for Underground Utility Assessment Districts No. 19-12 and 19-14 (Districts 12 and 14), which is a Jurisdictional Resolution that is required in order to declare the intent to finance improvements through the levy of assessments and the issuance of bonds.
- The Preliminary Engineer’s Reports for Districts 12 and 14, which includes the value to be assessed to each parcel based on the construction bids provided by the utilities in July 2019.
- The date, time and place of the Public Hearing, which is where the ballots will be counted, was set for October 1, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. at the City Council Chamber.
The Notice of Public Meeting (PDF) will be mailed on August 7, 2019, and a Public Meeting will be held on August 27, 2019 to provide homeowners in Districts 12 and 14 an opportunity to ask questions regarding the Preliminary Engineer’s Reports, the proposed parcel underground utility assessments identified in the Preliminary Engineer’s Reports, and the Proposition 218 process.
We strongly encourage all District 12 and 14 homeowners to attend this public meeting. The Assessment Engineer and representatives from the City and utilities will be present to answer any questions you may have.
Pursuant to the requirements of Proposition 218, construction will not commence unless at least 50% + 1 of the weighted return ballots from property owners within each District are in favor of the assessment and the District is formed.
Public Outreach for Utility Design Plans
Southern California Edison, Spectrum, and Frontier completed their design plans for Underground Utility Assessment Districts 12 and 14 in May 2019, and the design plans identify the locations of all planned infrastructure for Southern California Edison, Spectrum, and Frontier. This includes both above ground and subsurface facilities, such as vent pipes, vaults, hand holes and new marbelite street lights. The Notice of Public Meeting (PDF) was mailed on May 20, 2019. A Public Meeting was held on June 11, 2019 to review the design plans with homeowners in Underground Utility Assessment Districts 12 and 14 in order to provide an opportunity to:
- Review the construction documents showing all infrastructure planned in the public right-of-way adjacent to each parcel;
- Verify the correct location of individual property service panels/meters;
- Verify the correct location of each utility stub out relative to individual property service panels; and
- Comment on the proposed designs by sending an email to Anastasia Seims. The comment period closed Friday, June 21, 2019. All comments provided will be considered, and if appropriate, incorporated into the construction documents.
A Map Legend (PDF) with associated definitions for the color coding included on the design plans are provided for reference.
The design plans are available for review:
- District 12 NE (PDF) – The northeast quadrant of District 12, which is near Highland Avenue between 45th Street and 43rd Street.
- District 12 NW (PDF) – The northwest quadrant of District 12, which is near The Strand between 45th Street and 43rd Street.
- District 12 SE (PDF) – The southeast quadrant of District 12, which is near Highland Avenue between Seaview Street and 41st Street.
- District 12 SW (PDF) – The southwest quadrant of District 12, which is near The Strand between Seaview Street and 41st Street.
- District 14 NE (PDF) – The northeast quadrant of District 14, which is near Highland Avenue between 41st Street and El Porto Street.
- District 14 NW (PDF) – The northwest quadrant of District 14, which is near The Strand between 41st Street and El Porto Street.
- District 14 SE (PDF) – The southeast quadrant of District 14, which is near Highland Ave. between 39th Street and Rosecrans Avenue.
- District 14 SW (PDF) – The southwest quadrant of District 14, which is near The Strand between 39th Street and Rosecrans Avenue.
Preparing for Prop 218 Voting
|May 20, 2019||Property owners notified of meeting and infrastructure|
|June 11, 2019||Public meeting held to review construction drawings|
|June 21, 2019||Comment period ends|
|July 2019||Assessment Engineers Report drafted and finalized|
|August 6, 2019||Council Meeting to Initiate Voting|
|August 27, 2019||Public Meeting to Review Assessments|
|October 1, 2019||Public Hearing to count ballots|
|Oct. 2 - Nov. 5, 2019||Cash Collection Period (30 days)|
|Feb. 2020||Estimated start of construction|
|Jan. - Dec. 2021
|| Cabling and conversion
|Mid - 2022|| Poles/wires come down (estimated date)
For additional information, please email Anastasia Seims or call (310) 802-5361.