Ratepayers could soon see an increase in their stormwater fees because of stricter California requirements in the city’s storm water discharge permit. Businesses could also be burdened with additional costs.
Under the proposed new permit, the city would have to pay an additional $1 million a year to comply with the requirements, city spokesman Jeff Hood said. The city currently spends $650,000 a year to comply with the permit, so the increase would almost triple the budget, Hood said.
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