Parks, Open Space and Coastal Preservation Assessment District

In 2004, property owners within the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District ward boundaries approved by ballot a Parks, Open Space and Coastal Preservation District (Assessment District) that provided funding for acquisition, maintenance, preservation and improvement of parks, open spaces, recreational facilities and other similar public resources within the District.  The Assessment District was established pursuant to the Landscaping and Lighting Act of 1972, Part 2 of Division 15 of the California Streets, and Highway Code, and Article XIIID of the California Constitution.

This benefit assessment for fiscal year 2016-17 is $25.26 or $12.63 per single family equivalent, depending on property zone.  The total amount of revenues anticipated to be generated by the assessments in fiscal year 2016-17 is approximately $1,207,206.  Fiscal Year 2017-18 Engineer’s Report.  For more information about and how we’ve put your Assessment District dollars to work, click here.


Assessment District Citizens Oversight Committee

An Assessment District Citizens Oversight Committee (ADCOC) was established to oversee the implementation of the Assessment District.  The ADCOC reviews the accounting for the funds from the measures and makes a determination as to whether the proposed expenditures by the acquisition area are consistent with the criteria and requirements established.  Current ADCOC members are listed below.

– Mary Dainton, Pacific Grove – Term Expires 12/31/2017
– Steve Dennis, Carmel – Term Expires 12/31/2018
– Christina Fischer, Carmel Valley – Term Expires 12/31/2018
– Deborah Mall, Monterey – Term Expires 12/31/2018
– Barbara Mastman, Marina – Term Expires 12/31/2018

ADCOC Guidelines and Ethics Policy