Can I protest the LID?
Yes. If 60% or more of the property owners of the total assessable LID protest, the City Council is prevented by state law from proceeding. The percentage is calculated on dollar volume of assessments, not by percentage of signatures. But, this does not apply to ULIDs for sanitary sewers or water mains where the Snohomish Health District has determined the necessity for such improvements. The Council has the authority to authorize the LID to proceed.

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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?