The Landscape & Lighting benefit assessment Cosumnes CSD relies on to maintain the 10 parks, trails and street landscaping in this part of Elk Grove – known as “Benefit Zone 3” – is insufficient to cover increasing costs for water, services and asset replacement. This budget shortfall has been closed with the use of reserve funds since 2009. Unfortunately, reserve funds are beginning to dry up and may soon be depleted. As a result, Cosumnes CSD was forced to reduce staffing hours and contractor services effective July 1, 2018. These measures saved approximately $129,000. The balance of the FY 2018-19 deficit, $79,362, will be covered with the use of reserve funds.