The Alameda Chamber of Commerce Supports the City’s 2019 Water Quality and Flood Protection Fee

On November 6, 2019, the City of Alameda Public Works Department Head, Liam Garland, presented the purpose and objectives of the City’s proposed 2019 Water Quality and Flood Protection Fee to the Alameda Chamber of Commerce Government Relations and Economic Development Committee.

The link below provides information about the fee’s purpose, its amount, and the process by which property owners will decide whether to approve the fee. Ballots were sent to property owners in mid-October and are due by 6:00 pm on November 25. Postmarks will not be accepted.

https://www.alamedaca.gov/Departments/Public-Works/Clean-Water-New?BestBetMatch=storm%20water|d13b95b2-5146-4b00-9e3e-a80c73739a64|4f05f368-ecaa-4a93-b749-7ad6c4867c1f|en-US

The City’s website states “If the measure is approved, the fee would fund a balanced approach to meeting our storm drainage infrastructure challenges such as repairing and updating pump stations (some of which date back to the 1940s), maintaining 250 new trash capture devices, and improving our lagoon system to keep our neighborhoods safe and healthy. As with the existing fee, the proposed new fee would be dedicated only to our storm drainage system and cannot be used for any other purposes. “

Since without the additional revenue generated by this fee the City will not be able to meet these challenges, the GREDC recommended that the Chamber’s Board of Directors support the City’s proposal.

After serious consideration and discussion during its November 19 Board meeting, the Alameda Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors accepted the GREDC recommendation and voted unanimously in support of the proposed fee.

For more information contact Madlen Saddik, the Chamber’s Executive Director at (510) 522-0414 or madlen@alamedachamber.com

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