County accepting clean water fee protests

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The Los Angeles County Flood Control District is now accepting protests via e-mail from property owners who oppose the Clean Water, Clean Beaches Measure.

The measure proposes to raise $295 million a year for cities and unincorporated areas in the county to clean the region’s rivers, lakes and beaches to protect public health and safeguard local sources of drinking water, officials said in a news release issued this week.

The typical residential fee would be $54 a year, the typical condo fee less than $20, according to the flood control district’s website.

Protests must be submitted by the end of the public hearing period on March 12 when the Board of Supervisors will evaluate the protests received. The board has yet to consider whether it will move forward with an election concerning the measure.

To send a protest be sure to include the parcel’s site address, assessor’s parcel number, the name of the parcel owner and a signature. Parcel owners may use the protest form provided at or submit a letter and e-mail to Only scanned or photographed e-mail protests with a handwritten signature will be accepted.

Protests can still be sent by mail through the protest period to the executive officer of the Board of Supervisors, P.O. Box 866006 Los Angeles, Calif., 90086. A ballot box for hand-delivered protests is located on the third floor of the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 West Temple St., Room 383. Only one protest will be counted for each parcel.

For more information on the Clean Water, Clean Beaches Measure, visit or call (800) 218-0018. Follow the measure on Twitter at @LACleanWater.

This article originally appeared in the Santa Monica Daily Press.