What happens if this assessment increase is not approved?

The City Council dissolved the existing District No. 41 on May 4, 2021, so there will be no more revenue in future years from that previous funding source.  The proposed District No. 41-2021 would replace that old district with enough revenue to continue providing services the neighborhood is accustomed to.  If the proposed assessment is not approved, the responsibility for all the landscaping work previous done by the City will fall on the shoulders of individual property owners or collectively on the various homeowners’ associations in the neighborhood. If the responsibility falls to a homeowners' association, this may cause some property owners HOA dues to increase. Property owners are encouraged to contact their HOA for more information.

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1. What are landscape assessment districts?
2. Where is District 41 located?
3. Why are property owners being asked to vote?
4. Why haven’t our assessments been increased over the years to keep up with rising costs?
5. What work does the City perform in our neighborhood?
6. How much is the new assessment?
7. How was the new assessment determined?
8. If this assessment is approved, could it be increased in future years?
9. How do we know that the assessment funds will be spent properly?
10. What happens if this assessment increase is not approved?
11. Who gets to vote on this measure and how are votes tabulated?
12. How do I complete my ballot?
13. How can I return my ballot?
14. How will ballots be tabulated?
15. How can I replace a lost or damaged ballot?
16. What if ballot information is incorrect?
17. May I withdraw my ballot after it is submitted?
18. May I change my vote after my ballot has been submitted?
19. Why in some cases are there fees for both a Homeowners Association and the assessment districts?
20. Why don’t my property taxes pay for this work?
21. There are other areas in the City with nice landscaping and property owners don’t pay an assessment to the City. Why is that?
22. Are there exemptions or discounts for seniors or low income?