Culver City Puts Clean Water Parcel Tax on November Ballot

la_ballona_now-large1On Tuesday, November 8th, Culver City residents will vote on Measure CW – the Clean Water, Clean Beach Parcel Tax – to reduce water pollution in Ballona Creek, Marina del Rey Harbor, Santa Monica Bay, and the Pacific Ocean. The Parcel Tax, if approved, would result in a flat fee of $99 annually per single family residential parcel; $69 annually per multi-family residential dwelling unit; and $1,096 annually per acre of land or portion thereof for non-residential land. Revenues will be used to fund major infrastructure improvements.

Currently, pesticides, toxic chemicals and other pollutants are deposited into the City’s waterways and pose a risk to sea life and public health. The City has proposed two comprehensive enhanced watershed management plans and planned infrastructure projects to achieve pollutant reduction goals and prevent further contamination in the City’s waterways. If passed, Measure CW will provide a dedicated source of revenue to complete implement these plans and projects. Currently, the City’s General Fund cannot
support the required large and expensive infrastructure improvements. The City Council has placed Measure CW on the ballot for resident approval.

Residents are encouraged to learn more about Measure CW at in preparation for the November election.

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