When did the use of CFDs start? Why did they start?
Finding funding for local public facilities and services is very difficult. Particularly after the passage of Proposition 13 in 1978, cities were severely limited in their ability to finance such things as parks, infrastructure, and police and fire services. Senator Henry Mello and Assemblyman Mike Roos proposed the Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982 (California Government Code §53311), which gave California local governments access to community funding with the requirement that two-thirds of the voters or landowners in the proposed district must approve the special tax.

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1. What is a CFD special tax?
2. When did the use of CFDs start? Why did they start?
3. Why does Chino Hills use CFD special taxes?
4. How does a CFD special tax work?
5. What do CFD special taxes in Chino Hills pay for?
6. Is my property in a CFD?
7. Do CFD special taxes have a maximum amount?
8. Do CFD maximum special taxes increase?
9. Does a CFD special tax decrease?
10. When and how are the CFD special taxes collected?
11. What is the amount of the CFD special tax for the current fiscal year?
12. What happens if I don't pay my property tax bill on time?
13. Can the CFD special tax be prepaid?
14. I want to buy property in the City of Chino Hills. How much will the special taxes be?