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  1. The Storm Next Time

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    Image from Washington State Dept of Transportation: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wsdot/5455957937/in/photostream/

    Image from Washington State Dept of Transportation: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wsdot/5455957937/in/photostream/

    The issue of how to pay for dealing with stormwater runoff into the Santa Monica Bay has begun to engulf all urbanized areas in Los Angeles County. While the impacts are most acutely felt by coastal cities such as Santa Monica and Hermosa Beach, inland cities are grappling with how to manage urban runoff. Recent court decisions found Los Angeles County liable for stormwater pollution in the San Gabriel and Los Angeles Rivers. The latest ruling simply underscores the reality that all municipalities, regardless of their proximity to the coast, will be required to be more proactive in stormwater management. So how do we finance stormwater infrastructure improvements with limited funding for infrastructure projects? (more…)