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Establishes alternative process for local government to impose fees for water, sewer, stormwater, and flood control services, as defined, without voter approval. Authorizes fee structures that recover reasonable costs of providing service, encourage water conservation and resource management, and provide fee reductions for low-income households. Requires notice of and public hearing on proposed fees. Allows fee payers to prevent proposed fee by majority filing written protests. Prohibits use of fee revenues for other purposes. Requires independent audit of revenues and expenditures. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Increased local government revenues and spending for flood control services and stormwater management in the range of low hundreds of millions of dollars up to more than $1 billion annually, depending on future actions by local governing boards and voters.
Matthew Cate, Timothy Quinn, Christopher McKenzie c/o Lance H. Olson and Richard Miadich, (916) 442-2952
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT. WATER, SEWER, STORMWATER, AND FLOOD CONTROL SERVICES. FEE STRUCTURES. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. California Initiative 1775 (2016).