County adopts '07-'08 budget for CSAs, PRD zones, maintenance districts
Last updated 8/28/2007 at Noon
The County of San Diego adopted its final Fiscal Year 2007-08 budget for county service areas, permanent road division zones, and other maintenance districts.
The Board of Supervisors vote July 31 authorized spending a total of $13,031,990 for the county service areas, $6,899,051 for the PRD zones, and $3,232,059 for other maintenance districts. The approval also designated increased reserves of $742,542 throughout the various districts.
The spending authority includes available fund balances as well as revenues from taxation and revenues from other sources such as interest, user fees, or county contributions. Some of the taxation revenue is derived from special assessments while other taxation revenue is part of the base one percent property tax.
In 2000 county service areas for road maintenance were converted into permanent road division zones (with the exception of CSA No. 86, which was formed before Santee incorporated as a city in 1980 but is no longer in the unincorporated portion of the county), although CSAs still exist for paramedic, park, fire protection and emergency medical, sewer or drainage, and regional communications services. CSA No. 135, the San Diego County Regional Communications System, was formed in 1994 to provide the authority and financial framework to institute the 800 megahertz radio communications system used for public safety and other public service. The 2007-08 budget for CSA No. 135 consists of $632,954 from revenues other than taxation.
CSA No. 81, which covers parks in Fallbrook, De Luz, and Rainbow, has a budget of $177,785 consisting of $160,100 from secured taxes, $10,560 from unsecured taxes, and $7,125 from other revenue. The existing CSA No. 81 reserves of $127,733 were not changed.
The San Diego County Lighting Maintenance District has a total budget of $1,593,762, derived from $919,865 in secured taxes, $657,762 of revenue other than taxation, and a $16,135 transfer from the 2006-07 budget balance.
Fifteen Permanent Road Division zones cover roads in Greater Fallbrook. PRD Zone No. 8, Magee Road, has a budget of $247,863 from $15,702 in secured taxes, a $223,236 balance, and $8,925 in other revenue. PRD Zone No. 10, Davis Drive, will have $25,178 available as $2,866 in secured taxes and $2,050 in other revenue were added to a $20,260 balance.
PRD Zone No. 13 is divided into two areas. PRD Zone No. 13A covers seven roads in Pala Mesa and will have a budget of $235,701 obtained from $45,049 in secured taxes and a $190,652 balance. PRD Zone No. 13B, which covers 1.86 miles of Stewart Canyon Road and an unpaved road west of Interstate 15, will have $58,658 available as the result of $4,294 in secured taxes, $6,275 in other revenues, and a $48,089 balance.
PRD Zone No. 14, Rancho Diego, will have $3,783 derived from $281 in secured taxes and a $3,502 balance. PRD Zone No. 20, Daily Road (which covers a total of 19.4 miles of road in De Luz along with maintenance of nine street lights), has $359,166 available as $50,112 of secured tax revenue and $45,360 of other revenue are estimated to join a balance of $263,694.
PRD Zone No. 22, West Dougherty Street, will have $18,380 available derived from $1,561 in secured taxes and a $16,819 balance. PRD Zone No. 39, Sunbeam Lane, will have a $12,069 budget from $2,716 of secured taxes and a $9,353 balance.
PRD Zone No. 50, which services .26 miles of Knoll Park Lane, will have a budget of $95,532 based on $5,175 of secured taxes and a $90,357 balance. PRD Zone No. 53, which services .85 miles of Knoll Park Lane, will have a $165,616 budget from $12,392 of secured taxes and a $153,224 balance.
PRD Zone No. 55, which serves Rainbow Crest Road and two other roads in Rainbow, will have a $376,400 budget derived from $24,870 of secured taxes, $24,745 of other revenue, and a $326,785 balance. PRD Zone No. 80, Harris Truck Trail, will have a $186,548 budget obtained from $15,811 of secured taxes and a $170,737 balance. PRD Zone No. 88, East Fifth Street, will have $54,310 available from $4,181 of secured taxes and a $50,129 balance.
PRD Zone No. 95, Valle del Sol, will have a $229,161 budget derived from $17,921 of secured taxes, $5,880 of non-taxation revenue, and a $205,360 balance. PRD Zone No. 125, Wrightwood Road, will not see any property tax assessments levied for Fiscal Year 2007-08; its $57,885 budget will rely on $9,300 of non-taxation revenue and $48,585 of unspent previous revenue.