Citywide Landscape District
In 1997, Clayton residents, recognizing the importance of public landscaping and how it defines our community, established the Trails and Landscape Maintenance District which included the levy of a special tax to provide maintenance for trails, open space, and public roadway landscaping for a period of ten years. Clayton residents also voted in 2007 and most recently in 2016 to continue this tax, which is the only source of funds for the maintenance, replacement, and care of public landscaping.
The District provides the following City-wide services:
- Mandatory firebreaks;
- Weeds trimmed along major trails and creeks twice year;
- Trees trimmed for safety purposes;
- Irrigation break repairs as necessary;
- Public roadway landscaping twice a year; and
- Landscape areas fertilized once a year as necessary
For a more comprehensive and detailed list of services, see the Landscape District’s Maintenance Standards .
The Grove Park
Due to insufficient funds in the General Fund budget to take on the operation and maintenance costs of the Downtown “The Grove” Park, Clayton residents in 2006 and then again in 2014 approved a special tax.
This special tax serves as the sole funding source for The Grove’s operations and maintenance costs for the approximate one-acre park. These costs include, but are not limited to, the repair, maintenance, and replacement of the public restroom, gazebo, playground equipment, landscaping, and irrigation as well as the provision of water for irrigation and public health purposes, and electricity. All revenue generated by the annual special tax is used solely for the operation and maintenance costs associated with The Grove.