City Council to discuss stormwater maintenance tonight
Published: Monday, June 10, 2013 at 8:43 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, June 10, 2013 at 8:43 a.m.
The City Council will hold a special meeting Monday to examine the ongoing issue of stormwater maintenance in Petaluma.
Some of the topics scheduled for discussion include finding a permanent funding mechanism to pay for the stormwater maintenance projects that are crucial to avoid excess flooding during the rainy season.
Public Works Director Dan St. John said that he will be discussing the option of creating a stormwater maintenance utility in the long-term, as well as extending the city's current interfund loan from the city's wastewater fund that is currently paying for the projects.
Currently, the city is involved in litigation with former councilmember Bryant Moynihan on this very issue. Moynihan contends that the city's $4.7 million loan from the wastewater fund to pay for stormwater maintenance without voter approval is illegal.
The City Council's stormwater maintenance meeting will be held June 10, at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at 11 English St.
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