Mello Roos CFDs

Mello-Roos Community Facilities Districts (CFDs) are formed to finance the construction, or acquisition of certain designated capital facilities (infrastructure) and/or to finance public services by levying special taxes included on the CFD. There are several CFDs in the City of Elk Grove. Some finance infrastructure and others finance police and maintenance services as outlined below. CFD taxes are collected as direct levies on property tax bills of included parcels. For additional CFD information, contact the City of Elk Grove Special Tax Hotline by emailing FinancingDistrictInfo@elkgrovecity.org or calling (916) 627-3410.

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Infrastructure CFDs

There are three City administered infrastructure CFDs located in the City of Elk Grove, details of each follow.

East Franklin Infrastructure CFD 2002-1

Location: See the Infrastructure CFD Map.*

What it Funds: Construction or reconfiguration of the following public facilities: street improvements, wastewater system improvements, potable and non-potable water system improvements, drainage system improvements, and other public facility improvements.

Maximum Special Tax: The maximum annual facilities special tax for developed property is $840 per single family residential unit and $4,200 per net acre for multi-family property and non-residential property. This maximum may not be increased.

Other Information: This special tax will not be levied later than the 2037-2038 fiscal year.

Poppy Ridge CFD 2003-1

(note this CFD also has a police services component-see next section for details)

Location: See the Infrastructure CFD Map.*

What it Funds: The infrastructure component of this CFD funds construction or reconfiguration of the following public facilities: street improvements, wastewater system improvements, potable and non-potable water system improvements, drainage system improvements, and other public facility improvements.

Maximum Special Tax: The infrastructure related maximum annual facilities special tax for developed property is $965 per single family residential unit and $4,825 per net acre for multi-family property and non-residential property. This maximum may not be increased.

Other Information: The infrastructure portion of this special tax will not be levied later than the 2045-2046 fiscal year. For Also see the next section on Police Services CFDS.

Laguna Ridge CFD 2005-1-Infrastructure Component

(note this CFD also has a maintenance services component-see next section for details)

Location: See the Laguna Ridge Infrastructure CFD Map.*

What it Funds: The infrastructure component of this CFD funds construction or reconfiguration of the following public facilities: street improvements, wastewater system improvements, potable and non-potable water system improvements, drainage system improvements, landscaping improvements, parks and parkway facilities, a portion of the future Civic Center, and other public facility improvements.

Maximum Special Tax: The maximum special tax rates for the infrastructure component of this CFD shall be increased by 2% each July 1st. See the Laguna Ridge 2005-1, 2017/18 Tax Table for current tax rates.

Other Information: The infrastructure portion of this special tax will not be levied later than the 2050-2051 fiscal year.

County Administered Infrastructure CFDs

  • Park Meadows CFD
  • Laguna West Improvement Area #1 CFD (also known as Laguna Creek Ranch)
  • Lakeside Improvement Area #2 CFD (also known as Elliott Ranch)
  • Stonelake CFD

Note: The Laguna West Improvement Area #1 and Lakeside Improvement Area #2 CFDs are technically one CFD, but for purposes of this discussion, are shown as two CFDs.

Contact the County Infrastructure Finance Section at (916) 874-6525 for further information.

Elk Grove Unified School District Administered Infrastructure CFD

  • CFD No. 1 (includes all areas located in the City of Elk Grove)

Contact the school district at (916) 686-7562 for further information.

Services CFDs

There are two police services CFDs and two maintenance services CFD located and administered by the city.

Poppy Ridge CFD 2003-1 (Police Services)

(note this CFD also has an infrastructure component-see previous section for details)

Location: See the Police Services CFD Map.*

What it Funds: The police services component of this CFD funds public safety services.

Maximum Special Tax: The fiscal year 2017/18 police services maximum annual special tax for developed property is $208.76 per single family residential unit, $160.04 per multi-family residential unit, and $347.94 per acre for non-residential property. This maximum will be adjusted each year on July 1st based on changes to CPI.

Other Information: The police services portion of this special tax will be levied in perpetuity (forever). The police services special tax is only levied on properties with a building permit.

Police Services CFD 2003-2

Location: The boundaries of this CFD are citywide, outside of the Poppy Ridge CFD 2003-1. Taxable parcels are created as new residential projects, request entitlements from the city. Only new residential projects are subject to this CFD.

What it Funds: This CFD funds public safety services.

Maximum Special Tax: The fiscal year 2017/18 police services maximum annual special tax for developed property is $452.32 per single family residential unit and $320.09 per multi-family residential unit. This maximum will be adjusted each year on July 1st based on changes to CPI.

Other Information: The special tax will be levied in perpetuity (forever). The police services special tax is only levied on properties with a building permit.

Laguna Ridge CFD 2005-1 (Maintenance Services)

(note this CFD also has an infrastructure component-see previous section for details)

Location: See the Laguna Ridge Maintenance Services CFD Map.*

What it Funds: Maintenance of public parkways, public parks, open space, landscape setbacks, bike and other paths, and landscaped medians in and adjacent to roadways within the CFD, maintenance and operation of a community center, recreation center, sports (including aquatic) facilities, cultural arts center, and water features, and maintenance of other related facilities.

Maximum Special Tax: This maximum will be adjusted for inflation each year on July 1st based on changes to CPI. See the Laguna Ridge 2005-1, 2017/18 Tax Table for current tax rates.

Other Information: The maintenance services portion of this special tax will be levied in perpetuity (forever). Also see the previous section on Infrastructure CFDs.

Maintenance Services CFD 2006-1

Location: The boundaries of this CFD are citywide with the exception of the area bounded by Elk Grove Boulevard on the north, State Route 99 on the east, Bruceville Road on the west, and Kammerer Road on the south. Maintenance in this area is projected to be funded by other districts. Taxable parcels are added as new projects requested entitlements from the City. All new projects are subjects to this CFD. See the Maintenance Services CFD Map.*

What it Funds: A portion of the costs associated with maintenance of public parkways, public parks, open space, landscape setbacks, bike and other paths, landscaped medians in and adjacent to roadways, soundwalls, maintenance and operation of a community center, recreation center, sports (including aquatic) facilities, cultural arts center, and water features, and maintenance of other related facilities.

Maximum Special Tax: The fiscal year 2017/18 Maintenance Services CFD 2006-1 maximum special tax rates are outlined on the Maintenance Services CFD 2006-1 FY 2017-18 Tax Table. There are seventeen different tax zones. Each project will be evaluated based on the on-site maintenance requirements to establish taxing zone. The maximum rates will be increased each year on July 1st based on changes to CPI. In no event shall they be increased by less than 2% of the amount in effect for the previous fiscal year.

Other Information: The special tax will be levied in perpetuity (forever). The special tax is levied on single family lots that have a final map, and on single family units that have a building permit. The special tax is levied on multi-family units with a building permit, and on non-residential acreage with a building permit.

Clean Energy CFD’s

Should a homeowner wish to make certain energy saving home improvements to their home there are financing options available through Clean Energy CFD’s. The programs differ in terms and conditions but function in the way that home equity is used to finance energy saving improvements to their home and are repaid through property taxes as a Mello-Roos tax. While the City does not endorse one private enterprise over another in this regard should you wish to learn more about local vendors an internet search with key words such as “List of PACE Programs”, “Clean Energy CFD”, “Property Assessed Clean Energy” or “PACE”, will provide information and are helpful starting points.

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