August 21, 2002
Santa Monica Mountains Open Space Preservation Measures Overwhelmingly Approved by Property Owners
  • In Summer 2002, all property owners in the City of Los Angeles portion of the Santa Monica Mountains zone were asked by mailed ballot whether to establish two separate assessment districts under the Municipal Improvement Act of 1913 and the Improvement Bond Act of 1915.

  • The ballot asked if property owners wanted to assess themselves no more than $40.00 per year over thirty years to fund the acquisition and preservation of nearby open space and parkland, and to annually clear brush to reduce fire hazards in their acquisition area.

  • The balloting procedures were conducted under the provisions of the Taxpayers Right to Vote on Taxes Act (Proposition 218) and its implementing legislation.

  • The measures were approved by a weighted majority of 77.3% in District One (East of the 405 Freeway to Griffith Park) and 68.1% in District Two (west of the 405 Freeway to the Calabasas border).

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