Vector Control Program Funding
Vector Control Program funding sources
Funding for the Vector Control Program is primarily is through two sources: a service charge and a benefit assessment. Both are assessed through property tax statements annually. The service charge has been fixed since 1996. The benefit assessment was first levied during fiscal year 2005-2006 when San Diego County property owners voted to approve the Mosquito, Vector and Disease Control Assessment for improved mosquito, vector and disease surveillance and control services. It is reassessed annually and supported by a comprehensive Engineer’s Report which is published each year and contains programmatic information and vector data for the proposed benefit assessment.
For the fiscal year 2023-24, the benefit assessment rate is $9.10 per single-family equivalent and the service charge is $2.28-3.00 per parcel.
The Vector Control Program held two virtual informational meetings
for the public on May 23, 2023 about the benefit assessment update. A
recording of the presentation can be viewed here:
The Office of Audits & Advisory Services (OAAS) completes a yearly audit of the Vector Control Benefit Assessment in order to determine whether Mosquito, Vector and Disease Control Assessment funds are used in accordance with the ballot measure provision approved by voters. The report can be read on the OAAS website.