Lighting and Landscape Maintenance Districts

Our Mission
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To provide improvements, operation, maintenance and services within each Landscape Maintenance District, to administer the annual levy, submit an annual Engineer's Report for City Council review pursuant to the provisions of the Landscape and Lighting Act of 1972, Part 2 of Division 15 of the California Streets and Highways Code (commencing with section 22500) (hereafter referred to as the "Act") that provides for the levy and collection of assessments of the County of Riverside for the City of Hemet to pay the maintenance and other special benefit services of all improvements and facilities related to the Landscape Maintenance Districts.

What We Do
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The Landscape Maintenance Districts Post-Proposition 219 Division is responsible for maintaining safe and aesthetically pleasing streetscapes city wide.  This includes landscapes maintenance, landscape utility costs for the districts, street tree trimming, replacement tree planting in public right-of-ways, spraying of street trees for fruit reduction and disease control, weed abatement and spraying also in public right-of-way. The Landscape Maintenance Districts Division also supports the City of Hemet Park Commission and City Council by performing work to complete approved tree trimming and tree removal requests.

Key Accomplishments
       
  • Administered landscape maintenance contracts for over 90 separate lighting and landscape assessment districts.
  • Performed annual evaluation of lighting and landscape district capital reserve and operational budget and completed audit and each districts' parcels to insure of accuracy of property tax assessments.
  • Identified and removed 60 dead and diseased trees as a proactive measure in preparation for the anticipated El Nino impacted rainy season (last year).
  • Adjusted contract landscape service levels to meet the funding capacity of each respective district
  • Reduced irrigation at all landscape maintenance districts to comply with conservation requirements of the district specific water agency.
  • Implemented full use of CarteGraph OMS mobile work order system for the L&LMD workload to track asset costs, division performance and efficiency.