Dangerous bacteria, pesticides, toxic chemicals, oil and grease, trash and other pollutants are deposited on our roadways and flow into Ballona Creek, Marina del Rey, and the ocean through our storm drains, by rain, and other runoff water. The State and Regional Water Quality Control Boards have implemented very strict pollution reduction regulations for storm water runoff. These regulations require Culver city to develop and implement programs to reduce and prevent water pollution.
Measure CW was placed on the ballot by the City Council of the City of Culver City to create a dedicated source of funding to pay for water quality programs that will prevent pollution from reaching our waterways, beaches and the Ballona Creek Estuary. Measure CW will require approval by 2/3 of those voting on the measure.
If Measure CW passes, it will cost $99 per year for each single family residential parcel, regardless of size or value. It will cost $69 per year for each multi-family residential dwelling unit. And it will cost $1,096 per year, per acre of land or portion thereof for non-residential use.
Tax-exempt parcels would not be charged.
The City is required to comply with State and Regional clean water regulations. Without Measure CW funds, cuts to other City services may be necessary to provide funds for these mandatory programs.
A YES vote on Measure CW begins an annual parcel tax on property owners in Culver City beginning in the fall of 2017. This is expected to raise $2 million per year. Measure CW funds will be placed in a special Clean Water, Clean Beaches Fund, and funds must be used exclusively for reducing and preventing water pollution and managing storm water and urban runoff. The Financial Advisory Committee will oversee how the funds are spent.
A NO vote on Measure CW keeps property taxes the same. Culver City could become subject to fines if it cannot meet State and Regional clean water regulations. Money would come from the general fund, which pays for all current city services.
Measure CW requires a 2/3 voter approval in order to pass.
There is much more detailed information on the Culver City website: