Utility Undergrounding Assessment District 2014-2 (Woods Cove)

Harris served as the Assessment Engineer for the City of Laguna Beach Utility Undergrounding Assessment District 2014-2 (Woods Cove), which led to the successful establishment of a Utility Undergrounding Assessment District, established pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Improvement Act of 1913 (Code) and California Constitution Article XIIID (Proposition 218). The Utility Undergrounding Assessment enabled the City to underground approximately 20,600 linear feet of existing overhead utility lines. Harris supported the District in reviewing the proposed district boundaries and the existing overhead utility system through a combination of site visits with Southern California Edison, the telecommunication companies, and property owners. Following preliminary analysis, Harris developed an assessment methodology compliant with the Code and Proposition 218, prepared an Engineer’s Report, and completed the mailing of notices and ballots. Harris attended the Public Hearing to answer questions and tabulate ballots. The City received 61.09% in favor of the assessment, which led to the successful formation of the District.

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Alison Bouley, PE

Alison Bouley, PE

Vice President / Municipal + District Finance


City of Laguna Beach


Laguna Beach, CA




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