Possible Parcel Tax at Long Beach Council

  • 01/04/2013
  • Terelle Jerricks

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Possible Parcel Tax at Long Beach Council

Council members Suja Lowenthal and Steven Neal have placed an item on next Long Beach City Council agenda, Jan. 8, calling for the council to support a parcel tax being proposed by Los Angeles County staff.

The parcel tax would be assessed on every property in the county and would fund and establish an annual clean water fee to fund the Clean Water, Clean Beaches Program (www.lacountycleanwater.org).

Funds would be used in the same cities and watersheds where they are collected. The city public property is estimated to be assessed $1.6 million with this tax and the city is estimated to receive $5.1 million from the tax.

The proposed tax has not been examined in detail by the city council, members are clear on why the amounts that would be assessed were set at those levels and what other measures could be taken by the county to clean up the storm water.

The Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe and the Long Beach Unified School District are opposed to the measure.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will host its public meeting on this issue at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 15, at the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple St. in Los Angeles.

Click here to read these important documents. Council agenda itemFAQ about proposal, Notice of proposed tax.


Ponte Vista

The deadline to submit comments for the Ponte Vista draft environmental impact report is 4 p.m. Jan. 7.

To ensure your comments reach the city by the deadline e-mail to Planning Assistant Erin Strelich at  erin.strelich@lacity.org

The DEIR is available online at http://cityplanning.lacity.org (click on “Environmental” then “Draft EIR” then Ponte Vista) or at the San Pedro Library.  Look at the index and read the sections of specific interest to you.

It is important to put the following into the subject line of your comments:
Ponte Vista ENV-2005-4516-EIR

Comments should should be addressed to:
Erin Strelich, Planning Assistant
Los Angeles Department of City Planning
200 N. Spring St., Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fax: (213) 978-1343
Email:  erin.strelich@lacity.org

A copy of the comments may also be sent to Councilman Joe Buscaino, 638 S. Beacon, San Pedro 90731 or by e-mail to councilmember.buscaino@lacity.org and to usboard@nwsanpedro.org.

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