Prior to County staff and the Board of Supervisors approving a PRD ballot procedure process, PRD advocates must collect petition signatures from a majority of parcel owners supporting the PRD. A majority is determined by the number of parcel owner signatures divided by the total number of parcels owners within the proposed PRD. For example, if there are 20 parcels within the proposed PRD, then a minimum of 11 parcel owners must sign the petition. Owners that have multiple parcels need to sign for each property they own. The result must be greater than 50% per County policy.
The petition will be prepared by County staff and typically includes the following items:
- Name of the proposed PRD
- Boundaries of the proposed PRD, including total number of acres
- Assessed valuation of land and improvements within the proposed PRD
- Number of inhabitants and registered voters within the proposed PRD
- Location of the street(s) that will receive maintenance services
- The proposed rate and method of apportionment of the assessment
Parcel owners must be on record with the County as having ownership of the parcel in question. Family members not listed on property documents and renters / leasers are not eligible to sign the petition. Petitions will be checked with County records for validity. If the County's review results in less than 50% of valid signatures, the signatures will be returned to the PRD representative and additional signatures requested.