L.A. Clean Water, Clean Beaches Update
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Jan. 15 to postpone a vote on placing a stormwater parcel fee on the ballot. 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. Heal the Bay staff will continue to consult with Public Works staff and our environmental partners to make improvements to the measure and bring it to voters as soon as possible.