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Published on January 3rd, 2013 | by RLn Staff

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Clean Water Public Hearing

Clean Water Public Hearing

The Los Angeles County Flood Control District is hosting a public hearing to consider a proposed clean water and clean beaches measure, at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 15, at the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room in Los Angeles.

The Board of Supervisors will receive oral and written testimony about the proposed clean water free.

Any property owner may testify or file a written protest with the Executive Officer of the Board of Supervisors before or at the end of the hearing. A written protest must identify the parcel address and assessor’s parcel number, and must be signed by the owner or authorized representative. The Board of Supervisors may continue the hearing to a future date. If the board has not received written protests against the fee by a majority of property owners before the end of the public hearing, it may authorize an election to approve the fee.

Protests forms may be mailed to:
Executive Officer
Board of Supervisors
P.O. Box 866006
Los Angeles, CA 90086
Or hand delivered to:
Executive Officer
Board of Supervisors
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Room 383
Los Angeles, CA 90012
The public hearing will take place at:
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
Board of Supervisors Hearing Room
500 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Details: (800) 218-0018; www.LACountyCleanWater.org

 

Free Tax Preparation Considered in Long Beach

The Long Beach City Council will consider adopting a resolution to support free
income tax preparation and family services at its 5 p.m. Jan. 8 meeting.

 

West Wilmington Optimized Waterflood Agreement Considered

The Long Beach City Council will consider authorizing an agreement between
the city and the Tidelands Oil Production Co. for a West Wilmington Optimized
Waterflood program, at 5 p.m. Jan. 8, to explore and produce while lessening
financial risk to the city.

On May 22, 2012, City Council approved an Optimized Waterflood
Program Agreement for the West Wilmington oil field between the City of Long

Beach, Tidelands Oil Production Co. and the State Lands Commission to provide
financial incentives for the exploration and production of incremental oil volumes.
An additional agreement is proposed between the City and Tidelands
OPC for the City’s Uplands incremental oil interests in west Wilmington. The
city will continue to receive all oil revenue it would expect under current contract
terms for the non-incremental volumes.

The city is responsible for its full share of the investment costs in the oil
field. Unless agreement is made, during the next few years of the initial stages of
exploration and production, this cost obligation (an estimated $26 million within
the next four years and more in the long-term) will significantly reduce the city’s
net oil revenues available to the general fund. Should oil prices and resulting
revenues decrease, the city’s net exposure would be magnified because the
city’s oil revenue would not do as much to offset the its share of oil field costs.

Under the provisions of the agreement, this cost exposure to the city will
be eliminated because Tidelands Oil Production Co. will cover the city’s share
of field investment. In exchange, if and when incremental profit is realized from
the new exploration and investment, the company would receive 49 percent
and the city would receive 51 percent of any incremental oil revenue, the
same public or private revenue sharing percentages in the other Wilmington
Oil Field’s agreements. Without the agreement, the city would be responsible
for 100 percent of its share of the costs and would receive 100 percent of the
incremental revenue.

By approving the new agreement, the city can expect to have more net
revenue initially (next few years) and a more secure and stable revenue stream
available to the general fund in the longer term, but somewhat lower net revenue
after the first few years. The city’s revenue will be allocated to the Uplands Oil
Fund.
Adoption of the agreement will result in net city revenue not being
adversely impacted by the costs of incremental oil exploration and production,
saving an estimated $26 million within the four years that follow. Yet, resulting
in less incremental revenue from any new oil production. Net profits from the
new agreement will be contingent upon actual incremental production results and the
market price of oil at the time of production. As a result of this agreement, the
Uplands Oil fund will avoid substantial investment costs and minimize risk of
reduced net revenues. The city and company will share all associated future
incremental oil revenues on a 51 to 49 percent basis, respectively.

 

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