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L.A. Unveils Plans for Historic Water Infrastructure Tax
Passed by voters in November 2018, Measure W—the Safe, Clean Water Program—imposed a 2.5 cent/sq. ft. parcel tax on impermeable surface construction in Los Angeles County and is set to provide upwards of $300 million annually to support stormwater and clean water infrastructure projects.
The Planning Report spoke with Katy Young Yaroslavsky, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl's deputy for the environment and arts, on the Board of Supervisors' recent approval of the Measure W Implementation Ordinance and the committee appointees tasked with determining how this new funding will flow into Los Angeles County community water projects. Yaroslavsky explains how Measure W was:
"born out of a desire to modernize our water infrastructure so we can capture, clean and store more of our storm water...[and] ramp up our region’s transition away from imported water and towards increasing our local water supply."
Read the full interview at The Planning Report.