Why have service levels and maintenance at the parks in the Elk Grove West / Vineyard Park area been reduced?

The funding sources upon which CSD relies to maintain the 10 parks, trails and streetscapes in this part of Elk Grove – known as “Benefit Zone 3” – is insufficient to cover increasing costs for water and services. This budget shortfall could not be closed with the use of reserve funds as it has been since 2009. As a result, CSD had to reduce staffing hours and contractor services effective July 1, 2018 to save approximately $129,000, almost enough to close the funding gap. The balance of the FY 2018-19 deficit ($79,362) will be covered by reserve funds.

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1. Why have service levels and maintenance at the parks in the Elk Grove West / Vineyard Park area been reduced?
2. How will the service level cutbacks affect the maintenance of parks in Benefit Zone 3?
3. Which parks are impacted?
4. How are park maintenance costs funded?
5. What do you spend the assessment you do collect on?
6. What caused the funding shortfall for park maintenance in Benefit Zone 3?
7. Why does it appear that Jordan Family Park is still being maintained at a higher level if the benefit zone has no funding?
8. Are park maintenance services being reduced at parks in other parts of the District?
9. Why has the basketball hoop at Amundson Park been taken down?
10. What are potential solutions to closing this funding gap and restoring service levels?
11. What can I do as a property owner to help?