Today, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors and Fulton Avenue property owners renewed the Fulton Avenue Property and Business Improvement District for five additional years. The District was formed by the County in 1998 and was last renewed in 2008. The funds are used for several programs, including street clean up, landscaping, marketing, events and security.
One of the biggest improvements in the District was the installation of entry signs at Marconi Avenue and decorative light posts along Fulton Avenue. In 2012 clean-up crews removed 16,000 gallons of litter and 5,500 non-permitted tags, stickers, signs and flyers. The District has also hired off-duty Sheriff’s Deputies to patrol the area, decreasing the incidence of major crimes by up to 20 percent.
A strong majority of property owners voted to renew the Fulton Avenue District. The County mailed ballots to the members in May 2013 and the votes were counted until 2 p.m. on July, 16, 2013. The District is funded with an annual assessment to property owners of $0.02 per parcel square foot, plus $8.50 per linear foot along Fulton Avenue. The District is designed and governed by those who pay the assessment. Today’s action renews the District through July 31, 2018.