With $4.2 million at stake because of the passage of Proposition 218, the City Council has set a special session today to discuss the options.
Passed by voters statewide in November, the measure severely limits the ability of municipalities to raise taxes and requires that they put a host of established assessments up for approval by local residents.
In Yorba Linda, city officials said, they must ask voters to approve several landscaping assessments that together bring in $4.2 million annually.
City Manager Art Simonian said that if the assessments are voted down, there would be no way to cover landscaping costs with the general fund. “There are no obvious places to cut our budget,” Simonian said.
The council meets at 9:30 a.m. at City Hall, 4845 Casa Loma Ave. Information: (714) 961-7100.