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File #: 2018-1949    Name:
Type: Presentation Status: Filed
File created: 3/7/2018 In control: Public Works Committee
On agenda: 3/20/2018 Final action: 3/20/2018
Title: Update on Stormwater Utility Concept to Community Groups
Attachments: 1. MEMO to PWC on storm utility 030618
Related files: 2019-3229, 2020-3909, BILL NO. 21-52, BILL NO. 21-213


Update on Stormwater Utility Concept to Community Groups




Update to PWC


Key Issues:

Presentations have been made to several community business-related groups about the concept of a stormwater utiity.

The response to the concept was generally supportive although there are a number of specific questions and concerns that will need to be addressed if the project moves ahead.



At the conclusion of PWC discussions on a stormwater management program, the committee members asked staff to meet with various business entities in the community to gage support for the idea of a stormwater utility as the long-term funding mechanism for stormwater. Several meeting were held that included representatives of many private business, educational and non-profit organizations. A report of those contacts and general response is attached.



In order to work toward a ballot initiative, a rate study and utility plan will be necessary in order to propose a program and the associated fees to the voters. The study has been proposed by staff as a one-time expense to be included in the FY2019 budget.



Presenter: Dena E. Mezger, P.E.