County Now Accepting Emailed Water Quality Fee Hike Protests
• Written Objections Have to Arrive by March 12 to Be Counted by Supervisors
BY ANNE SOBLE
The Los Angeles County Flood Control District is now accepting protests submitted by email from property owners who oppose the Clean Water, Clean Beaches Measure under consideration by the county Board of Supervisors in their capacity as directors of the FCD.
As proposed, the measure could raise $295 million a year for cities and unincorporated areas in L.A. County to use “to clean the region’s rivers, lakes and beaches, protect public health and safeguard local sources of drinking water.”
To be counted, protests must be received by the end of the public hearing period on March 12, and include the parcel’s site address, assessor’s parcel number, the name of the parcel owner, as well as the signature of the parcel owner or an authorized representative.
Owners may use the protest form provided at LACountyCleanWater.org or submit a letter and email it to WQFI.Info@dpw.lacounty.gov
Only scanned or photographed email protests with a handwritten signature will be accepted.
Protests also still can be sent by mail through the protest period to the Executive Officer of the Board of Supervisors, P.O. Box 866006, Los Angeles, CA 90086.
A ballot box for hand-delivered protests is located on the third floor of the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 West Temple Street, Room 383.
According to a county media statement, if a protest has already been submitted by mail, or hand-delivered, there is no need to resubmit via email. Only one protest will be counted for each parcel.
For more information on the Clean Water, Clean Beaches Measure, visit LACountyClean Water.org or call 800-218-0018. Follow the measure on Twitter at @LACleanWater.