San Mateo Daily Journal/Government Watch, 5/19/12. "City government."
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that could be covered through a combination of city funds, parking rates and money raised through assessing property owners.
On Monday, the Burlingame City Council will hold a public hearing to consider forming an assessment district for downtown Burlingame Avenue streetscape improvements. If approved, the assessment would raise $335,787 annually, for up to 30 years, for a total of $4.475 million.
Weighted ballots were sent via certified mail to all property owners April 5. Ballots are weighted based on the assessment amount of the parcel. Fifty ballots were mailed. When the staff report was released May 21, half of the ballots had been received. To complete the formation, the council must review ballots and determine if a majority is in opposition. If the weighted vote has more opposition, the city cannot create an assessment district. If that’s not the case, the city can consider forming the district."
Posted by Kathy Meeh