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File #: PH 16-044   
Section: Public Hearing Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: City Council
Agenda Date: 5/17/2016 Final action:
Subject: Public Hearing for the annexation of Blackstone at Cannery Place into Benefit Zone No. 13 of the City of Hayward Landscaping and Lighting Assessment District 96-1; and ordering the Levy of Assessments for fiscal year 2017 (Report from Director of Development Services Rizk)
Attachments: 1. Attachment I Resolution for Blackstone Annexation, 2. Attachment II Engineers Report for Blackstone Annexation
DATE: May 17, 2016

TO: Mayor and City Council

FROM: Development Services Director

SUBJECT: Public Hearing for the annexation of Blackstone at Cannery Place into Benefit Zone No. 13 of the City of Hayward Landscaping and Lighting Assessment District 96-1; and ordering the Levy of Assessments for fiscal year 2017

RECOMMENDATION

1. That the City Council hold a public hearing for the proposed Annexation of Blackstone at Cannery Place into Benefit Zone No. 13 of Landscaping and Lighting Assessment District 96-1.
2. That the City Council, after conclusion of the public input portion of the public hearing, close the balloting period, and direct the City Clerk to tabulate ballots received and announce results.
3. If majority protest does not exist, that the City Council adopts the attached Resolution (Attachment I):
a. Approving the Engineer's Report
b. Confirming Diagram and Assessments
c. Approving the annexation into Benefit Zone No 13
d. Levying the assessments for FY 2017

SUMMARY

The Engineer's Report (ER) for the Annexation of Blackstone at Cannery Place Property ("Annexation Area") to Consolidated Landscaping and Lighting District No. 96-1 ("District") is included as Attachment II and includes the following information: (1) An estimated budget for the Annexation Area; (2) A description of the improvements to be operated, maintained, and serviced by the District; (3) Special Benefits section including the General Benefit calculation and methodology; and (4) The assessment apportionment and list of the assessments proposed to be levied upon each assessable parcel within the Annexation Area.

BACKGROUND

The Landscaping and Lighting Act of 1972 (Streets and Highways ?22500) is a flexible tool used by local government agencies to form Landscaping and Lighting Districts for the purpose of financing the costs and expenses of operating, maintaining and servicing landscaping (including parks) and lighting improvements in public areas.

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