L.A. County Delays Decision on Stormwater Fee

Posted by on January 17, 2013 in Blog, Coastal Debris | 0 comments

According to folks at Heal The Bay, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have  postponed a decision to place a $200 million stormwater parcel fee on the ballot.

Los Angeles County Clean Water Clean Beaches MeasureHeal the Bay reports on their blog: “After hearing public comment, the board directed Public Works staff to offer revisions to the proposed measure, which aims to raise nearly $200 million annually to fund multi-benefit stormwater infrastructure projects and programs. L.A. County property owners would be assessed an annual fee based on the amount of runoff their parcel generates. Board directed staff to report back within 60 days on the duration of the parcel fee, effects on local school districts and credit programs for property owners who already have implemented stormwater mitigation improvements, among other issues.”

The Clean Water Clean Beaches proposal is billed as a proposal to “protect public health, and increase drinking water supplies, by cleaning up our rivers, lakes, bays, beaches and coastal waters. Los Angeles County waterways have been found to be contaminated with toxins, trash and health-threatening pollutants above acceptable levels under the federal Clean Water Act and other state and federal laws.”

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