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L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Fifth DistrictSupervisor Kathryn Barger cast the lone vote opposing a motion to place a measure on the November ballot which seeks to increase property taxes on residential and commercial properties to generate approximately $300 million a year to fund additional stormwater projects.

“The proposed initiative far exceeds the requirements of the MS4 permit which governs pollutant levels in local waterways,” said Supervisor Barger. “The permit is based on assumptions that are antiquated and require updating before we go to the taxpayers for more money.”

“A California State Auditor’s report cites that the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board has failed to account for the unrealistic cost of compliance with the permit faced by the county and its cities,” she said. “Additionally, the added tax liability would certainly be passed onto renters and would increase already-high housing costs.”

“The Flood Control District does a remarkable job with stormwater, capturing 90 percent of runoff from the waterways of the Upper San Gabriel Valley watershed,” Barger added. “While clean water and recycling and capturing efforts are important, the county needs to step back and reevaluate funding priorities, especially considering a recent increase in public health fees, a new business registration fee, the County Library’s structural deficit, and a potential ballot measure requested by the Fire Department to address its structural deficit.”

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  1. Jeanne says:

    What the heck! No more TAXES!! They don’t get it after the recall of the gas tax going on now? How stupid are they? Quit taxing my home!!

    Here is a clue, NO MORE TAXES!! Take your useless selves and curb spending in other areas if you need to. You are bloated and efficient!

    I hope John and Ken are after this one.

  2. Thank you for your one lone vote on another tax on us. ❤️

  3. jeanne says:

    And I just saw an article on the Signal site that says the Saugus Union School district is trying to set up
    Mello Roos type taxes in other areas too!!

    STOP TAXING HOMEOWNERS!!

  4. Jeanne says:

    I see a story in the Signal that Saugus Union School district is trying to put in place another tax on homeowners in a few areas of Saugus. A Mello Roos type Tax!!! Anything to get around Prop 13 which protects homeowners from these huge taxes!

    KEEP YOUR HANDS OUT OF HOMEOWNERS POCKETS!!

  5. Mike Terry says:

    Finally, someone to stand up for us, the taxpayer. Thank You!

  6. Jeanne says:

    And here is another proposed homeowner tax in todays SCVNews. Read the last paragraph to see how sneaky they are being at using the wording to get around Prop 13!

    “In its next meeting Tuesday morning, July 17, the county Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on adopting the “Safe, Clean Water Program” measure proposed by the county Public Works Department, and consider placing an ordinance and parcel tax measure on the November 6 general election ballot.

    According to county documents, the measure would “impose a special tax upon parcels located within the Los Angeles County Flood Control District, to fund projects and programs to increase stormwater capture and reduce stormwater and urban runoff pollution.”

    “Impermeable area” means a parcel area covered by materials or constructed surfaces such as buildings, roofs, paved roadways, sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, brick, asphalt, concrete, pavers, covers, slabs, sheds, pools and other constructed surfaces or hardscape features.

    The measure would require a two-thirds majority vote in November to pass.
    Because Prop. 13 limits property tax increases, the proposed fee is being called a “parcel” tax. But in effect, it is an additional tax on property.”

  7. Jeanne says:

    And here is ANOTHER tax for this Nov ballot. This story is from SCVNews. See the last paragraph and look at how sneaky they are being to get around
    Prop 13!!

    “In its next meeting Tuesday morning, July 17, the county Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on adopting the “Safe, Clean Water Program” measure proposed by the county Public Works Department, and consider placing an ordinance and parcel tax measure on the November 6 general election ballot.

    According to county documents, the measure would “impose a special tax upon parcels located within the Los Angeles County Flood Control District, to fund projects and programs to increase stormwater capture and reduce stormwater and urban runoff pollution.”
    “Impermeable area” means a parcel area covered by materials or constructed surfaces such as buildings, roofs, paved roadways, sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, brick, asphalt, concrete, pavers, covers, slabs, sheds, pools and other constructed surfaces or hardscape features.

    The measure would require a two-thirds majority vote in November to pass.
    Because Prop. 13 limits property tax increases, the proposed fee is being called a “parcel” tax. But in effect, it is an additional tax on property.”

  8. Linda says:

    Thank you Supervisor for your No vote.
    With parcel tax proposals such as this, in all fairness it would be appropriate for only property owners and not renters to vote as property owners get stuck with the bills!

  9. Sharon Lajer says:

    I have one question, who will pay for all of this once those of us who pay a huge majority of taxes leave California because the continuing new taxes are nothing short of of robbery? Thank you Catherine Barger forecasting the only vote of sanity.

  10. Julie Schubert says:

    Thank you, Kathryn Barger for voting against this ridiculous tax.

  11. Another reason my home is for sale and leaving this state.

  12. Another reason my home is for sale and leaving this state.

  13. Jeanne says:

    What about Seniors on fixed income trying to stay in their home? Trying to stay in a community where they have all their connections?

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