In an effort to align its boundary consistently with the County and enhance program continuity, the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District is in the process of annexing the city of Albany. Albany is the only city in Alameda County that is not currently receiving services from the District.
Q: What is the process being followed to annex Albany?
A: The process requires a resolution from our Board of Trustees requesting local agency formation commission (LAFCo) of Alameda County to take proceedings for the annexation of the City of Albany territory to the District. The District then submits an application for annexation to LAFCo. The commission has up to 30 days to review for completeness. Once the application is deemed complete, a Certificate of Filing will be issued and a Commission hearing (public meeting) is scheduled within the following 90 days to present the proposal and receive comments. Written protests may be filed by any affected landowner or registered voter after notice of the hearing is published and prior to, or at, the protest hearing. The change of organization or reorganization proceeds if protests are less than 25% of registered voters in the territory and less than 25% of the land owners owning less than 25% of the assessed value of land in the territory.
Q: What is the timeline for annexation?
A: The application for the annexation of the City of Albany to the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District was recieved by LAFCo on August 21, 2019. The public hearing is anticipated to be set for November 14th, 2019.
Q: What services will Albany residents receive if they become a part of the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District?
A: The District’s mosquito control program employs Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principles by first determining the species and abundance of mosquitoes through larval and adult surveillance and then using the most efficient, effective, and environmentally sensitive means of control. The services we provide to residents including addressing mosquito issues, providing mosquitofish, identifying insects, and inspecting standing water.
Q: Is there a cost to the residents of Albany?
A: The District is funded through property taxes. If Albany becomes part of the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District, single family property owners will be included in a $1.74 tax and $2.50 benefit assesment which is a total contibution of $4,24.
Q: Why is Albany being annexed?
A: Mosquito control requires a comprehensive program that is effective and efficient. ACMAD is transparent, accountable, and locally controlled. Our operations mirror the City of Albany values.