Street Lighting

San Pablo Street Lighting and Landscape Assessment District No. 1982-1 was formed August 2, 1982 by Resolution No. 82-82 of the City Council pursuant to the provisions of Division 15 Part 2 (Section 22500 through 22679) of the California Streets and Highways Code. The boundary of the district is identical to the incorporated limits of the City of San Pablo. San Pablo Street Lighting and Landscape Maintenance District No. 1982-1 provides for the levy and collection of assessments to pay for improvements generally described as follows:

  • The maintenance or servicing of existing and future public lighting facilities or landscaping, park facilities appurtenant thereto, and the installation or construction of public lighting or landscaping and/or the maintenance and servicing thereof, and facilities necessary or convenient for said maintenance and servicing.
  • The assessment is made upon parcels of land within the Assessment District in proportion to the estimated benefits to be received by the parcels, respectively, from the improvements. The determination as to whether or not a lot or parcel will benefit from the improvements has been made pursuant to the Improvement Act of 1911. Public agencies within the district were not assessed; utilities were assessed to the degree that they may benefit. A public hearing is conducted each year in front of the San Pablo City Council, which confirms the assessment. After the hearing, the assessments are forwarded to the County for inclusion on the property tax bills for collection. The annual Engineer’s Reports are typically available for viewing in the City Clerk’s Office.  Due City Hall closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are providing a link to the Engineer’s Report on the Levy of an Annual Assessment for the 2021-22 Fiscal Year for easy access here.

The majority of street lights in the City of San Pablo are owned by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), and the rest are either owned by the City of San Pablo or the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). To see which street lights belong to which agency, please click on the map below to enlarge.

City Streetlight Designation Map 
 City of San Pablo Street Light Map
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For street light outages, please contact the owners for repairs. 

To help expedite the repair, please provide the following:

  • pole number
  • specific location/description
  • when the outage occurred
  • reporter's contact information