What is a Landscaping Assessment District?

The Landscape and Lighting Act of 1972 is a State law that allows cities to levy a fee annually to properties which benefit from the services funded by the assessment.  The City of Menlo Park Landscaping Assessment District was formed in 1983 subsequent to a citizen advisory vote, and is used to fund street tree maintenance and the repair of sidewalks damaged by street tree roots.

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1. I do not have a street tree or public sidewalk in front of my property. Do I still have to pay an assessment?
2. How can I find out what I am presently paying for street tree maintenance and sidewalk repair?
3. How can I have my sidewalk repaired?
4. Can I have a street tree planted if I do not have one?
5. What if I believe my assessment is incorrect?
6. How often can I expect my street tree to be pruned?
7. How many street trees are there in the City?
8. Can new services be added to the Assessment District?
9. How are assessments determined?
10. What is a Landscaping Assessment District?