What caused the funding shortfall for park maintenance in Benefit Zone 3?

Funding challenges in Benefit Zone 3 is not new. In 2009, property owners were given an opportunity to approve higher assessments to offset funding shortages for maintaining parks. They overwhelming rejected the proposed assessment increase. In November 2017, CSD conducted a survey among owners of all single-family, multi-family and commercial properties in Benefit Zone 3 to determine whether they would support an assessment increase.  Because the survey results were well below the minimum threshold needed for approval, CSD decided to not proceed with a vote. 


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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?