03/04/2008: "New Stormwater Draft Worse Than The Original"
Dear Councilman Rich Peterson:
Just finished reading the new stormwater draft ( Related Story). This is even worse than the original.
Why are you guys so hung up on simply collecting another fee/tax. Public works just received a huge increase in their annual budget, let them pay for it.
You have not identified a specific problem, you have not stated how you are going to fix the problem, you have not told us how much the problem is going to cost to solve and you have not specified how long this problem is going to run.
Using generic terms to define a problem ain't going to cut it. Many of us do not believe that there is a stormwater problem. If this is the avenue you intend to follow I can assure you that another Referendum is in the wings waiting to be filed. Unless of course you decide to put this stormwater ordinance to the voters prior to action.
This funding vehicle is NOT mandated by the GMA. There are many other funding options that this Council simply refuses to address.
San Juan Island