The Municipal League membership unanimously support MSD’s propositions on the April ballot. MSD Executive Director Brian Hoelscher presented the two important ballot issues that will be submitted to voters in April. The first is Proposition Y which asks voters whether bonds should be approved to fund required work to address basement backups and sewer overflows into area streams. With no bonds rates will increase significantly to do the required work.
The second question, Proposition S, relates to stormwater and would establish equalized rates across the City and County. Currently, there are differing stormwater rates in the MSD service areas which leads to varying levels of stomwater management or, in some cases, no service at all. This would allow stormwater work throughout the County.