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July 16, 2002 Public Hearing:

  1. Telegraph Property and Business Improvement District Assessments:

APPROVING THE ANNUAL ASSESSMENT REPORT FOR THE TELEGRAPH PROPERTY AND BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT FOR FY 2002; DECLARING INTENT TO LEVY SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS IN THE TELEGRAPH PROPERTY AND BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT FOR FY 2003; AND SETTING A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE LEVY OF ASSESSMENTS FOR JULY 16, 2002

 

WHEREAS, the Property and Business Improvement District Law of 1994 (California Streets and Highways Code Section 36600 et. seq.) authorizes cities to fund property related improvements, maintenance and activities through the levy of assessments upon the real property that benefits from those assessments; and

 

WHEREAS, in 1998 property owners in the Telegraph Commercial District presented petitions asking the City of Berkeley to initiate special assessment proceedings to establish a Property and Business Improvement District in accordance with the Property and Business Improvement District Law of 1994 for the purpose of undertaking and implementing the Management and Service Plan attached to the petition; and

 

WHEREAS, on May 19, 1998, the City Council approved Resolution No. 59,492-N.S., Declaring its Intention to Establish the Telegraph Property and Business Improvement District (the “District”); and

 

WHEREAS, City Clerk gave notice by mail to, and sent an assessment ballot to, the record owner of each identified parcel proposed to be assessed in the Telegraph Property and Business Improvement District; and

 

WHEREAS, on July 7, 1998, following a Public Hearing before the City Council on the establishment of the District, the City Clerk tabulated the assessment ballots submitted, and not withdrawn, in support of or opposition to the proposed assessment, and found that a majority protest did not exist against establishment of the Telegraph Property and Business Improvement District and the special assessments that will be imposed to financed the services and activities provided by the District; and

 

WHEREAS, all protests received were overruled by the City Council; and

 

WHEREAS, by Resolution No. 59,599-N.S. the City Council then established the Telegraph Property and Business Improvement District and levied special assessments in the district for FY 1999; and

 

WHEREAS, as is mandated by the Property and Business Improvement District Law, California Streets and Highways Code, Sections 3660 et. Seq., the City Council has now received a report from the Owners Assocation for the Telegraph Property and Business Improvement District, the Telegraph Property and Business Management Corporation, which describes the successful operations of the District in FY 2002 and makes recommendations for the operations of the district in FY 2003.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Berkeley as follows:

 

Section 1.            Pursuant to provisions of Section 36600 et seq of the California Streets and Highways Code, the City Council approves the Annual Report for the Telegraph Property and Business Improvement District for FY 2002 and declares its intent to levy special assessments on property within the boundaries of the district for FY 2003. The levy is proposed to be maintained at the same rate as it was levied in FY 2002.

 

Section 2.            The boundaries of the District and the method and basis for the assessment remain the same as those set forth and approved in the Telegraph Property and Business Improvement District Management and Service Plan, which was made part of Resolution No. 59,599-N.S., establishing the District.

 

Section 3.            The improvements and activities to be provided are those described in the Report.

 

Section 4.            The cost of providing the improvements and activities is as described in the Report.  

 

Section 5            The contributions made from sources other than assessments levied in the District are those described in the Report.

 

Section 6.            The Report and supporting material, including the Telegraph Property and Business Improvement District Management and Service Plan and the Telegraph Property and Business Improvement District Engineer’s Report, are on file with the City Clerk.  A public hearing on the levying of assessments within the District for FY 2003 shall be held before the City Council on the 16th day of July, 2002, in the Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, California.  Council meetings begin at 7 pm.   At this hearing, the Council will hear all interested persons for or against the levying of the assessments for the purposes described in the Report.  A protest may be made orally or in writing by any interested person.  Following conclusion of the public hearing, the City Council may confirm the Annual Report and levy assessments for FY 2003.


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City Clerk Department
2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, California  94704
Telephone (510) 981-6900; TDD (510) 981-6903; Fax (510) 981-6901
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
E-mail:
clerk@ci.berkeley.ca.us
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