The need to replace failing wooden hollow-core streetlights remains imperative in some City neighborhoods. To address this need, the City is proceeding with the balloting on proposed assessment increases in just two Zones of the City-wide Landscape & Lighting Assessment Districts (LLAD) in 2019. Ballots will be sent to property owners in just two Zones this year, and based on property owner feedback, the ballot question makes it clear that the higher assessments, if approved, will end after 10 years.
Zone 1: Hercules by the Bay (including Coventry, Cottage Lane, and Olympian Hills) – If approved, the hollow-core wooden pole streetlights will be replaced with energy efficient LED fixtures on metal poles like the demonstration light on Hercules Avenue. In addition, the existing accumulated deficit will be alleviated over the same 10 year period.
More information including the proposed assessment increase for Zone 1 can be found here:
Zone 7: Refugio Heights – The balance of the hollow-core wooden pole streetlights will be replaced with energy efficient LED fixtures on metal poles like the new lights which were installed last year on Carson and Coronado Streets.
More information including the proposed assessment increase for Zone 7 can be found here:
The ballots regarding the proposed assessment increases were mailed to property owners on May 23, 2019. Please read through the ballot carefully and submit your vote. They need to be received by the end of the Public Hearing on July 9, 2019, which will commence at 7 PM. Completed ballots can be mailed to the City of Hercules, Attn: City Clerk, 111 Civic Drive, Hercules, CA 94547. Completed ballots can also be hand delivered to the City Clerk at Hercules City Hall (111 Civic Drive). If mailing your ballot, please allow sufficient time for delivery by the deadline.
For questions about landscape, street lighting, or park maintenance, please call the City’s Public Works Director, Mike Roberts, at (510) 799-8241. For questions about the assessments, voting procedures or process, please call Engineering Consultant, Ed Espinoza at (800) 441-8280.
Click here to view the Engineer's Report presented to the City Council.