How are street light services paid for now?

Street light services are currently paid by a gas tax revenue called the Local Option Gas Tax (LOGT) and the City’s general fund.  As automobiles continue to become more efficient and in some cases 100% electric, the LOGT fund will decline to the point where it could only cover construction costs for required transportation projects (i.e., new roadways, turn lanes, traffic signals, sidewalks, etc.). 

Additionally, LOGT funds are allocated to municipalities based on the proportional share of transportation expenditures made by each municipality.  Street light expenditures are an allowable expense from LOGT funds, but reduce the City’s ability to maintain and construct new roadways. By utilizing the street light assessment funding source, the ongoing costs of street lights can be covered and, at the same time, the City’s LOGT and general fund can be maximized.

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1. What is a special assessment?
2. Who owns the streetlights in the City of Oviedo?
3. How are Parcels apportioned for the proposed Street Lighting Assessment?
4. How much will the street light assessment be for residential properties?
5. How much will the street light assessment be for commercial properties?
6. How will the street light assessment be billed?
7. How are street light services paid for now?
8. How are other cities funding street lights?
9. What will the assessment fund?
10. Can the assessments be spent for any other purpose?
11. Can the assessments be raised in the future?
12. Do I have to pay the assessment if I do not have a street light in my street or neighborhood?
13. Are Private Communities Exempt from the Streetlight Assessment?
14. Where can I obtain more information?