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File #: 19-5452   
Type: Public Hearing
In control: City Council B Session
On agenda: 9/11/2019
Posting Language: Public Hearing on the proposed FY 2020 Storm Water Utility fee. [Roderick Sanchez, Assistant City Manager; Razi Hosseini, Interim Director, Transportation & Capital Improvements]
Attachments: 1. Staff Presentation
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DEPARTMENT: Transportation & Capital Improvements


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Razi Hosseini, P.E., R.P.L.S.


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Public Hearing Regarding the Storm Water Utility Fee Rate


SUMMARY:

A Public Hearing is scheduled to be held on September 11, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers to allow citizens and other interested parties the opportunity to provide comments to the City Council on the monthly storm water utility fee proposed for FY 2020.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

In response to regulations enacted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") in November 1990 requiring the City of San Antonio to develop storm water drainage plans, services, and programs, on May 13, 1993 the City Council passed Ordinance No. 77949 to provide funding to meet federal storm water regulations and to protect the public health and safety from loss of life and property caused by surface water overflows, surface water stagnation, and pollution arising from nonpoint source runoff within the city. Ordinance No. 77949 established a schedule of storm water drainage fees based on the cost of providing drainage service to benefitted properties within the San Antonio city limits and directed the San Antonio Water System ("SAWS") to collect the drainage fees as an agent for the City using its billing system.

The storm water drainage system is not integrated into the SAWS sewer system, but is a City operated municipal separate storm sewer system ("MS4") dedicated to providing collection and conveyance of storm water, rain water, flood water, or other surface water into area rivers and basins consistent with state and federal regulations implemented to protect surface water quality.

In addition, the storm water drainage fee funds the majority of the City's requirements to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). NFIP participation requirements are mandated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Participation ...

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