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WESTERN RIVERSIDE COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTSNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) that:The California HERO Program
CALIFORNIA HERO PROGRAM
COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO AND CITIES OF EL CAJON, ESCONDIDO &
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
. The Executive Committee of WRCOG (the Executive Committee) has established a voluntary contractual assessment program known as the California HERO Program pursuant to Chapter 29 of Part 3 of Division 7 of the California Streets and Highways Code (Chapter 29) pursuant to which WRCOG and the owners of property located within those cities and counties that have elected to participate in the California HERO Program may enter into contractual assessments to finance the installation of distributed generation renewable energy sources, energy and water efficiency improvements and electric vehicle charging infrastructure (Authorized Improvements) that are permanently fixed to real property.The Program Report.
In establishing the California HERO Program, the Executive Committee confirmed a report (the Program Report) pertaining to the California HERO Program containing, among other information:
--- A map showing the boundaries of the territory within which voluntary contractual assessments are proposed to be offered (the Program Area):
--- A draft contract specifying the terms and conditions that would be agreed to by participating property owners and WRCOG for participation in the California HERO Program;
--- A plan for raising a capital amount required to pay for the work performed pursuant to the voluntary contractual assessments.
--- A statement of the policies concerning the California HERO Program including all of the following:
--- Identification of the Improvements that may be financed;
--- A maximum aggregate dollar amount of voluntary contractual assessments for the California HERO Program;
--- A method of prioritizing requests from property owners for financing in the event the amount of such requests exceeds the maximum authorization;
--- A description of the criteria for determining underwriting requirements and safeguards that will be used to ensure that the total annual property tax and assessments on each participating property will not exceed five percent (5%) of the propertys market value, as determined at the time of approval of each owners contractual assessment; andIntention to Modify the Program Area to Include Additional Cities and Counties.
The Executive Committee has declared its intention to modify the Program Report to increase the Program Area to include certain additional cities, including the County of San Diego and the Cities of El Cajon, Escondido & San Diego,
that have elected to participate in the California HERO Program. The Public Hearing.
The Executive Committee of WRCOG shall hold a public hearing on the date, at the time and in the location set forth below pertaining to (a) the proposal by WRCOG to modify the Program Report to increase the Program Area to include the County of San Diego and the and the Cities of El Cajon, Escondido & San Diego:
Date of public hearing: June 2, 2014
Time of the public hearing: 2 p.m.
Location of the public hearing: County of Riverside
4080 Lemon Street
1st Floor Board Chambers
Access Code: 5233066
At the time and place set for the public hearing, all interested persons may appear and hear and be heard and object to or inquire about the proposed modification of the Program Report to increase the Program Area.
Please contact the person listed below if you have any questions regarding the California HERO Program, the Program Report, the proposed modification of the Program Area or the public hearing:
Director of Energy and Environmental Programs
Western Riverside Council of Governments
Pub May 13, 20 -00120670