The District is pursuing the assessment increase in accordance with Proposition 218 as reflected in Article XIII D of the California Constitution and Sections 53750 through 53753.5 of the State’s Government Code. The first step in this process is developing an Engineer’s Report that evaluates the benefits afforded landowners in the District for the assessment being levied. The District has completed an Engineer’s Report evaluating the proposed increases in assessments. This report will be shared and considered by the Board of Directors on June 14, 2022, at its regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting (this report itself will not increase the assessment).
Upon consideration and approval of the Engineer’s Report, the District will proceed with an outreach program with in-person and virtual workshops to discuss the assessment increase. At the closure of the outreach program, the proposed increase in assessments will be put to the vote of the landowners in the District. Ballots are anticipated to be mailed in mid-July, and a ballot count will take place toward the end of August.
The District Board of Directors and staff recognize the struggles that our landowners and growers face. We hope to provide an open and transparent process that allows our landowners to feel comfortable with an increase in their assessments. We encourage everyone to participate and engage in our process. Below is an outline of the process moving forward.
For more information, you can visit www.tulareid.org or contact the District at (559) 686-1960.
Download the Tulare ID Assessment Workshop Presentation below:
Tulare ID Proposition 218 Workshop Presentation
Download the Frequently Asked Questions below:
Frequently Asked Questions
Download Tulare Irrigation District Division Maps below to determine which division your lands fall in.
Tulare Division Map 8.5x11 Format
Tulare Division Map 11X17 Format
At the July 12, 2022, Tulare Irrigation District Board of Directors Meeting. Resolution No. 22-11 was passed, adopting the Proposition 218 Assessment Procedures and calling for an Assessment Ballot Proceeding. With the passage of Resolution No. 22-11 the Board also approved the Final Engineers Report and subsequently mailed ballots to landowners.
Download Resolution No. 22-11 below:
Resolution No. 22-11
Download the Final Engineer's Report below:
Final Engineer's Report (The Assessment Roll has been removed to protect landowner privacy)
Download the Ballot Notice below:
Download Sample Ballots below:
Multi Parcel Ballot Sample
Single Parcel Ballot Sample
August 31, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Tulare County Ag Commissioner's Office
4437 South Laspina Street
Tulare, California 93274
Please Contact Aaron Fukuda or Beth Holmes at (559) 686-1960 if you have any questions regarding the Prop 218 process or your ballot.