Does San Diego need a water quality tax to help with flood prevention?
After several recent rainstorms, a local politician plans to revive a proposed water quality tax to pay for flood prevention and anti-pollution efforts. San Diego Council President Sean Elo-Rivera said a tax is necessary to pay for updating the city’s outdated 20th century stormwater system. It isn’t out of the ordinary for this type of tax. Los Angeles County voters approved a water quality tax in 2018 that is raising $285 million a year.
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