LWA led a multidisciplinary team including engineering and public outreach consultants, to successfully develop and implement a new Benefit Assessment District for the construction, operation and maintenance of a closure structure at the mouth of the Smith Canal in Stockton. LWA principals were responsible for overall project coordination and implementation, the preparation of the project financing plan and required Engineer’s Report, the Proposition 218 ballot proceeding, and the required local agency legislative process. SJAFCA and RD 1614 successfully formed assessment districts in July 2013 after property owner approval of the proposed assessments.  As part of this effort, LWA also assisted SJAFCA with the submission Grant Applications for the design and construction of the closure structure.