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Measure J Storm Drain
Measure J Storm Drain Annual Report
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On March 2, 1993, the voters of the City of El Cerrito approved the issuance of revenue bonds, in an amount not to exceed $6.3 million, to finance the first phase of the reconstruction of the City’s storm drain system. The qualified voters also approved the repayment of those bonds through the imposition of an annual storm drain fee on property within the City.

Sections 5470, et seq. of the California Health and Safety Code authorizes cities to enact an ordinance, approved by a two-thirds vote of the members of the legislative body, establishing fees and charges for services and facilities furnished by the City in connection with its storm drain system. The proceeds of these fees and charges may be used only for the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, maintenance, and operation of its storm drain facilities, including the repayment of principal and interest on bonds issued to finance the construction or reconstruction of such facilities.

The storm drain fees and charges shall be used exclusively for the uses and purposes of the storm drain system and for the payment of interest and redemption, including premiums payable from the calling of bonds, for those bonds authorized by the qualified voters on March 2, 1993, and for the payment of interest and redemption, including premiums payable from the calling of bonds, for any other bonds for storm drain construction or reconstruction which may be authorized in the future, provided that such bonds are approved in the manner required by California law.

The authorized amounts and rates for storm drain fees and charges are set as follows:

 Classification  Rate
 Single Family residential  $58.00 per unit
 Multi Family residential 2 through 20 units  $43.50 per unit
 Multi Family residential over 20 units  $70.00 plus 29.00 for each unit over 20
 Commercial/Industrial  $870.00 per acre
 Institutional (Churches, Schools, Fraternal and
Service Organizations)
 $406.00 per acre
 Golf Courses, Cemeteries, Vacant Land  $11.60 per acre 

 




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