The ballots are not counted based on one vote per property owner. Instead, they are weighted based on how much of an assessment a property owner would pay. The bigger the assessment, the more weight given to the vote. The assessments are based on how much property – as measured by lot size, building square footage and how much property fronts the street – someone owns.
The ballots are counted that way because of Proposition 218, a 1996 statewide initiative that requires property owners’ consent for raising certain fees and assessments. The boundaries for the proposed district encompass Seventh Street to Needham Street-Downey Avenue and G Street to L Street. All property owners within the district would pay the annual assessment, including government and nonprofits.
Sorry we couldn't complete your registration. Please try again.
You must accept the Terms and conditions to register