Landscaping and Lighting District
In 1988, the City formed citywide Landscaping and Lighting District. Through assessments, the District helps to provide funds necessary for the City to maintain the public-desired level of lighting and landscaping throughout the City.
The Pittsburg Landscaping and Lighting Assessment District provides for the levy and collection of assessment to pay for the following types of improvements:
- Street Lights - Maintenance and operation of 3,766 street lights of which 1,162 are City owned lights.
- Street Trees - Maintenance of all street trees located within the public right-of-way or a street tree maintenance easement.
- Concrete - Replacement of sidewalks damaged by street trees and/or sidewalks adjacent to city owned property.
- Landscaping - Maintenance of parks, facilities, medians, rights-of-way
Community Facility Districts
Within the City of Pittsburg there are several Community Facility Districts. Through assessments, the Districts helps to provide funds necessary to construct or provide a variety of public improvements or public services in new development areas. Some of the services include street, sewer, water or utility improvements; lighting and landscaping; or police protection. Some of these districts have a limited life span and are terminated once the improvements are fully funded.
In 1995 the Pittsburg City Council approved the formation of the Geological Hazard Abatement District, GHAD. The purpose of the GHAD is to provide a means of financing necessary slope maintenance to reduce the risk of landslides in the City's hillside areas, to maintain certain drainage basins, and to establish a fund to help defray the cost of landslide repairs should a slide occur in the GHAD.