§ 10.5-5. General authority.  

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  • (a) The city commission is hereby authorized to impose an annual fire protection assessment to fund all or any portion of the fire protection assessed cost upon benefitted property at a rate of assessment based on the special benefit accruing to such property from the city's provision of fire protection services, facilities, or programs. All fire protection assessments shall be imposed in conformity with the procedures set forth in this chapter.

    (b) The amount of the fire protection assessment imposed in a fiscal year against a parcel of assessed property shall be determined pursuant to an apportionment methodology based upon a classification of property designed to provide a fair and reasonable apportionment of the fire protection assessed cost among properties on a basis reasonably related to the special benefit provided by fire protection services, facilities, or programs funded with assessment proceeds.

    (c) Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to require the imposition of fire protection assessments against government property.

(Ord. No. 2008-26, § 1, 8-4-08)