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File #: 21-0547    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Continued
File created: 3/29/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/13/2021 Final action:
Title: Department of Transportation and Community Development Services Finance and Administration recommending the Board: 1) Direct Community Development Services Finance and Administration to fully recover all administrative and indirect costs associated with the Zone of Benefit program by equitably charging each Zone their fair share of these costs based on the number of parcels within the zone; and 2) Direct the Department of Transportation to begin the dissolution process for those zones where one of the following findings can be made: a) Public convenience and necessity no longer require the different service be provided; or b) Dissolving would be in the best interest of the public; or c) Zone revenues are insufficient to support zone activities. FUNDING: Special Taxes and Benefit Assessments.
Attachments: 1. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 04-13-2021, 2. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 04-12-2021, 3. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 04-08-2021
Related files: 21-0781
Title
Department of Transportation and Community Development Services Finance and Administration recommending the Board:
1) Direct Community Development Services Finance and Administration to fully recover all administrative and indirect costs associated with the Zone of Benefit program by equitably charging each Zone their fair share of these costs based on the number of parcels within the zone; and
2) Direct the Department of Transportation to begin the dissolution process for those zones where one of the following findings can be made:
a) Public convenience and necessity no longer require the different service be provided; or
b) Dissolving would be in the best interest of the public; or
c) Zone revenues are insufficient to support zone activities.

FUNDING: Special Taxes and Benefit Assessments.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Background
A zone of benefit is a geographic area established under County Service Area law to provide funding for additional services not already being provided by any other entity, or at a higher level that might otherwise be available. Examples of services that can be provided include road maintenance and improvement services, drainage facility, landscape, and lighting maintenance. A zone of benefit is governed by the County Board of Supervisors. Roads within a Zone of Benefit are not maintained by the El Dorado County Department of Transportation. Formation of a zone simply provides a mechanism to collect funds to pay for maintenance. One requirement of formation is that irrevocable offers of dedication for road and public utility easements be granted to the County. Once completed, this action establishes the road as a public road, subject to provisions of applicable State laws, including but not limited to the California Vehicle Code and Streets and Highways Code.

Zones of benefits are charged annually for items such as insurance policies; County staff time spent on purchasing and contracts, budget review and tax assessments...

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