Vote "YES" on Proposition S

Fair Rates. Better Service.

Proposition S asks voters to adjust stormwater property taxes across the district. Along with an annual $2.88 stormwater fee, MSD users pay today anywhere from 2-cents to 19-cents in property taxes based on the location of their property. This has created a fractured stormwater system and unequal service to users.

 

Proposition S would eliminate the stormwater fee and the unequal property tax structure, and replace them with a flat 12-cent property tax for the entire district. Over the next four years, this 12-cent tax would provide $91 million for operations and maintenance, $98 million for capital projects, and the same services for all users.

 

Better Service. Fair Rates.

 

Current vs Proposed Storm Water Revenue

CURRENT

YELLOW

$0.0197 administrative tax, plus $0.0682 stormwater tax = $0.0879 per $100 of assessed valuation + $2.88 annual fee

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Partial operations and maintenance efforts
  • NO capital improvements

GREEN

$0.0197 administrative tax, plus $0.0682 stormwater tax, plus up to $0.10 tax = $0.1879 per $100 of assessed valuation + $2.88 annual fee


(varies based on taxing subdistricts within this area)

Regulatory compliance

Complete operations and maintenance

Capital improvements

RED

$0.0197 administrative tax per $100 of assessed valuation + $2.88 annual fee

  • Regulatory compliance only
  • NO operations and maintenance
  • NO capital improvements

PROPOSED

YELLOW

Total tax rate of $0.1197 per $100 of assessed valuation

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Complete operations and maintenance
  • Capital improvements

GREEN

Total tax rate of $0.1197 per $100 of assessed valuation

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Complete operations and maintenance
  • Capital improvements

RED

Total tax rate of $0.1197 per $100 of assessed valuation

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Complete operations and maintenance
  • Capital improvements

PROP S SUMMARY

The current annual $2.88 fee and tax structure would be removed and replaced with:

$0.0197 Regulatory Tax + $0.10 Stormwater Tax

Complete Operations and Maintenance

Regulatory Compliance

Capital Improvements

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