December 2017
Mt. San Antonio from Rancho Cucamonga: photo by Amanda Walker
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Understanding Landscape Maintenance Districts

Landscape Maintenance Districts organize and streamline City efforts to maintain the beauty of Rancho Cucamonga.

Understanding Landscape Maintenance Districts

The Public Works Services Department maintains the physical framework for one of the most diverse cities in the Inland Empire. Streets, public centers, and parks provide vital connections for its citizens. The Parks and Landscape Maintenance group, under the direction of Superintendent Dean Rodia, is responsible for maintaining the citywide system of parks, landscapes, street trees, paseos, and equestrian trails. The park system is staffed seven days a week with City staff including: state licensed pest control advisors, state certified pesticide applicators, ISA certified arborists and tree workers, certified water auditors, and certified playground safety inspectors.

Take a look at these frequently asked questions to learn more about Landscape Maintenance Districts and their positive impact on life in Rancho Cucamonga. To find out which district you live in, or for more information, please visit www.CityofRC.us/cityhall/admin/districts.

What are Landscape Maintenance Districts (LMDs) and how many are located in the City?
The City of Rancho Cucamonga is responsible for administering and managing 11 LMDs. Each LMD provides maintenance for parks, playgrounds, landscapes, sidewalks, and trees on properties within the LMD.

How are they funded?
Property owners within the LMD provide funding through special assessments. By law, assessments generated within an LMD may only be spent on services within that same LMD. Assessments cannot be increased above voter-approved assessments without a Proposition 218 ballot.

What do my LMD assessments cover?
Depending on the services within a LMD, assessments will pay for water and electric utilities, landscaping and irrigation repair, playground and other facility maintenance, landscape and tree maintenance contracts, and sport field and trail maintenance.

If I have more questions about my LMD, who do I contact?

For Landscape or Park Maintenance, contact the Public Works Department: (909) 774-4137 or LMD@CityofRC.us.

For Landscape Maintenance Assessment Rates, contact the Special Districts Division: (909) 774-2582 or LMD@CityofRC.us.