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Antonovich: Opposition To Flood Control Tax Hike Mounts

 In yet another setback for Flood Control District’s effort to impose additional stormwater fees on County property owners, the United Chambers of the San Fernando Valley and the Long Beach Unified School District have voted to oppose the new tax, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced Thursday.

“The new tax effort is losing the support of school districts and businesses despite the fact that the flood control district is making deals with schools with promises of funding in exchange for support,” he said.  “Last week, the West Covina School District and the San Gabriel Valley Legislative Coalition of Chambers voted against the measure as well.”

The “Official Notice to Property Owners of Public Hearing” was mailed last week.  County property owners may protest this new fee by returning the enclosed protest form.  “While the mailing looks like junk mail, it is an important document that allows one to protest the proposed parcel tax,” Antonovich added.

Residents have until January 15 to file their objection by returning their protest form or protesting at the public hearing on January 15, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. in the Hearing Room of the Board of Supervisors at the Hall of Administration.  If a majority of the property owners do not object, the Board of Supervisors can approve a mail-in-ballot to be sent to all property owners in March.  Passage requires only a simple majority.  If the mailer has been misplaced, a new mailer may be requested by calling (800) 218-0018 or emailing