Where exactly to start. The California State Water Resources Control Board decided to that LA. County doesn’t do enough to capture rain water and cycle it into our water supply. Fair enough. This group of appointees, not elected officials came up with a plan to use “green streets” and parks to capture rain and get it into the ground water tables and our water supply. The cost? A tidge more than $20BILLION with no provisioins for funding. They dropped that bombshell due bill on the county this week and left it as figure out how to pay it. Full plans HERE
I learned of this from community leaders as it was a topic of conversation at this weeks Council Meetings that my little corner of L.A share of this some $250M. The city can’t afford it and was told by the county, state board either add it as a tax (Approx $2.000 per household) or as a fee to monthly water bill of $200/mo per household. Indefinitely. Needless to say the mayor and council don’t want to do either option.
This affects every homeowner and renter in the county and various cities. No one was left untouched. To save you the look up, Los Angeles share is $8.7B and I know Mr Garcetti doesn’t have a slush fund to cover that.
The turds dumping this on us say the normal 2/3 vote required to pass a tax can be circumvented through loopholes provided in State Initiative 15-0116,
I know my corner of L.A plans of fighting this as we just can’t afford it. I’d imagine other cities and the county will resist as well. Do check with your city council, representative to see what actions if any they are taking.