Public meetings scheduled next week for possible Tahoe City benefit assessment district formation

Published on March 15, 2017

With future road and sidewalk improvements in Tahoe City on their way, including new roundabouts on Highway 89 and the “Wye” and the replacement of Fanny Bridge, Tahoe City will benefit from significant infrastructure upgrades at the west end of town. In order to properly maintain these improvements and budget for the future costs of aging infrastructure in the Tahoe City downtown core, Placer County, the Tahoe City Public Utility District and Tahoe City Downtown Association are exploring the idea of forming a benefit assessment district to effectively maintain Tahoe City’s public infrastructure for the long-term.

Benefit assessment districts are commonly used by local governments to pay the costs of certain public services to a particular community, based on the concept of assessing only those properties that directly benefit from the services or improvements.

The agencies will host two public meetings, March 21 and March 22, to discuss the potential formation of a benefit assessment district in downtown Tahoe City. Residents and business owners are invited to learn more about the function and services of a possible benefit assessment district and the role of local governments and property owners, and to ask questions and provide feedback on the benefit assessment district proposal.

Meeting Details:

WHO: Tahoe City residents, businesses and property owners are invited to meet with representatives from Placer County, the Tahoe City Public Utility District and the Tahoe City Downtown Association.

WHAT: Public meeting on a proposal for a benefit assessment district in Tahoe City

WHERE: Tahoe City Public Utility District board room; 221 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City, CA 96145

WHEN: Meeting #1: Tuesday, March 21, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Meeting #2: Wednesday, March 22, from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.