Assessment District No. 7

Street Maintenance Assessment District No. 7 (also known as Benefits Assessment District No. 7) is a mechanism by which property owners can vote to assess themselves to provide funding for ongoing street maintenance and repair costs for a 10-year period.

​​​​La Habra Heights has drainage channels and 42 miles of roads that require continuous repair and maintenance. The City has very limited sources of revenue which are not sufficient to completely cover these ongoing costs. Property owners have, in the past, recognized this deficiency and voted to form assessment districts to provide funding for street maintenance. The prior assessments have expired, so the City is seeking to form Street Maintenance Assessment District No. 7.​​

​The estimated rate per benefit is $207.76. Here are some of the annual rates:

​​• Single Family Residence, Exclusive Access: $207.76 per parcel. ​
​• Single Family Residence, Private Road Access: $181.79 per parcel.
​​• Hacienda Golf Course: $7,865.01 for entire golf course property. ​
​• Puente Hills: $5,071.22 40.46 for total open space.
​​• Matrix Oil: $3,484.46 for total resource extraction sites.

​View the webmap application below showing details of the rate, assignment points, property type/classifications, etc.


Proposed Annual Budget - $894,436

Designated as follows:
​Street Maintenance and Repair            $531,740
​Drainage Maintenance and Repair       $100,000 
​Design Engineering (10%)                    $  63,174   
​Const. Mgmt/Inspection (15%)             $  94,761
​Contingency (15%)                                $  94,761
​PMP Update Costs                                $  10,000
​City Staff Administration                        $           0

​Proposed annual budget unanimously approved by both City Council and Roads Advisory Committee.

Annual City Contribution

​The City will contribute a minimum of $500,000 annually. This includes funding received through the following allocations:

​- Highway User Tax Account (HUTA), also known as Gas Tax
​- Roads Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account (RMRA) also known as Senate Bill 1 (SB1)
​- LA County Measure R | Proposition C
​- LA County Proposition A
​- LA County Measure M
​- Surface Transportation Program: Local

Balance to be Assessed

​Proposed Construction Budget    $894,436
Minimum City Contribution           $500,000
Costs to be Assessed                  $394,436

The City’s Assessment Engineer, NBS is assisting the City with formation proceedings of Street Maintenance Assessment District No. 7. Official assessment ballots were mailed to property owners on April 24, 2018. The following FAQs provide information about the completion, return and tabulation of Street Maintenance Assessment District No. 7 ballots.