If a threshold for signatures on the Petition is met, what is the process to have the PRD formed?
The Streets and Highways Code (Section 1160-1197, et seq) allow for the formation of PRDs, and the formation of a parcel charge follows the requirements of Proposition 218.

When sufficient signatures have been collected, the petition, along with a list of all the property owners with their Assessor's parcel numbers and mailing addresses, is delivered to the Department of Public Works. Upon certification of the petition and completion of an Engineer’s Report and other supporting documentation, the County Board of Supervisors will vote to approve a Resolution of Intent to form the PRD. The Board of Supervisors will then set a date for the public hearing and special election (typically held on the same date). All parcel owners will then be notified by mail and ballots will be mailed out. After the public hearing, the Board will tabulate the election results. If a majority of the ballots approve the parcel charge and no significant issues or concerns are raised during the public hearing process, the Board votes to accept the proposal and approve the PRD parcel charge.

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1. Does the County solicit participation in the PRD Program?
2. Are the annual road maintenance costs fixed? How long before the estimates can change?
3. How is the greater than 50% threshold for signatures on the Petition for Permanent Road Division Formation determined?
4. If a threshold for signatures on the Petition is met, what is the process to have the PRD formed?
5. Where does the money come from to pay for road maintenance?
6. In the Engineer's Report and Cost Estimate Sheet you show administration cost. What kinds of things are included in that?
7. What can I do if I believe I do not benefit from the road maintenance work, or that my assigned benefit is too high?
8. Will the road be taken over permanently by the County, and become part of the County Maintained Road System?
9. Can property owners hire their own contractor after they form as a PRD?
10. What about liability on these roads?
11. Can our road(s) be gated?
12. What is the benefit of forming a PRD versus doing the work ourselves?
13. What are the negative aspects of forming a PRD?
14. What happens if several years after the PRD is formed, we’d like to get rid of it?
15. What happens if property owners split their parcels after the PRD is formed?
16. Should we consider creating a PRD Committee or Chairperson?
17. Do we need to maintain all the roads in our potential PRD?
18. How is it determined which roads in the potential PRD receive service?
19. How long does the process take and how long will you work on a particular PRD formation effort?
20. Who will manage the PRD?
21. What maintenance services are typically included in PRDs?
22. Do the PRD roads receive traffic violation enforcement?
23. What if I have more questions about the PRD process?