By William W. Abbott

So what happens if you host an election party, and not enough people vote for an assessment? According to the California Attorney General, a community service district is not obligated to provide road maintenance services and snow removal to an existing zone within the district if the voters reject an increase in the assessments necessary to provide the services. In addition to termination of services, the district may also dissolve the zone. On a related issue, the city, county or district does not have any continuing obligation to maintain the road as long as the road has never been formally accepted into the road system. (Sts. & Hy. Code, § 831.1; Opinions of the Attorney General, 05-710.)

William W. Abbott is a partner with Abbott & Kindermann, LLP. For questions relating to this article or any other California land use, environmental and planning issues contact Abbott & Kindermann at (916) 456-9595.

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