Cracking the Funding Nut! - Lessons Learned from 2018 Balloted Stormwater Funding Efforts
Faced with significant funding shortfalls to comply with storm drainage infrastructure and NPDES permit requirements, several Northern California cities have taken a fresh look, and proceeded with balloted funding efforts in 2018. These efforts have included contemporary, newer, post-social-media outreach efforts along with a combined emphasis on 1.) rebuilding local infrastructure, 2.) preventing local flooding and 3.) improving water quality.
This presentation will “open the hood” to discuss in-depth, behind-the-scenes lessons learned on two challenging balloted property-related fee efforts, both with very high proposed fee rates in politically charged environments: the Town of Moraga and the City of Berkeley. Also, discussion will include three other survey efforts regarding funding for storm drainage infrastructure and water quality. Finally, an update on several SB231 efforts with be discussed.