A well-designed landscape not only adds beauty to your home, but offers other benefits to include an enriched quality of life, improved environmental conditions and enhanced property values.
To ensure communities have the resources to maintain perimeter public landscaping, the City established several types of landscape maintenance districts to fund the maintenance.
New Landscape Maintenance District
Partner with your neighbors and the City to have public landscaping installed and maintained around the perimeter of your neighborhood.
With enough resident support and participation, the City will loan the initial funds* and coordinate the installation of public landscaping around the perimeter of your neighborhood (on the outside of the housing tract wall in the unimproved parkway — adjacent to the roadway). The improvements will include a drip irrigation system and drought tolerant plants and trees.
With approval, all property owners in your neighborhood will share in the cost of installing and providing the ongoing maintenance of the public landscaping. Repayment of the loan and funding for the ongoing maintenance is recovered through a special tax collected on the property tax bill. The program requires 2/3rds approval of the registered voters in your neighborhood.
* Contingent upon funding availability and City Council approval
Existing Landscape Maintenance District
Partner with your neighbors and the City to increase the frequency and level of maintenance of the public landscaping in the parkways surrounding your neighborhood.
Public landscape maintenance includes bush and plant trimming, weed abatement, litter removal, tree trimming and installation of new plants and/or trees. The frequency of these services varies depending upon the financial resources provided by the property owners.
Funding is provided through a parcel charge levied on the annual property tax bill. A higher service level requires majority approval of the property owners in your neighborhood.