What is an LID?
An LID is a specific geographical district formed by a group of property owners working together to bring needed capital improvements such as sidewalks, streetlights, street pavement, or water and sewer lines. An LID is a way for property owners to finance design and construction of those improvements. The City undertakes all aspects of design, financing and construction of improvements and sells bonds to provide cash for the project. Property owners within the district repay the money through special assessments, usually over 10 to 20 years.

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1. What is an LID?
2. Why form an improvement district?
3. What are the advantages of an LID?
4. What are the disadvantages of an LID?
5. How long does it take?
6. Is there any limit on the size of an LID?
7. What is a ULID?
8. What is the difference between an LID and ULID?
9. Can I protest the LID?
10. How do I protest?
11. What costs are involved in an improvement district?
12. Who is responsible for these costs?
13. Why doesn’t the City pay for these improvements using taxes paid by citizens?
14. How does the City levy LID assessments?
15. Are there any upfront, or initial, costs?