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Isn't the stormwater fee just another tax?
No, a stormwater user fee is not a tax. Although the stormwater user charge is an additional fee to residents and businesses for stormwater services, it is not based on the assessed value of a property like a tax. Furthermore, all the stormwater user fee revenues must be spent on stormwater and drainage related issues whereas General Fund Tax Revenues are not subject to such restrictions.

Stormwater Management Program

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1. What is a stormwater user fee?
2. What is the stormwater user fee charge based on for a property?
3. Isn't the stormwater fee just another tax?
4. What if I have a detention pond or some other stormwater control on my property to reduce the impact of stormwater runoff on the city's drainage system?
5. How did the City pay for the cost of stormwater management before now?
6. Why not continue to fund the Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) with property taxes?
7. How will the stormwater user fee charge be calculated?
8. Is anyone exempt from the charges?
9. What will be the frequency of billing and the billing mechanism?