Los Angeles Daily News-
On Tuesday, July 17, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will vote on whether to ask voters to approve a brand-new tax on virtually every square foot of concrete on private property anywhere in L.A. County.
The county says it needs the money to pay for programs and infrastructure related to stormwater. Los Angeles doesn’t get very much rain, and its existing infrastructure already captures enough run-off to provide water to 10 percent of the population. Still, officials are going to a lot of trouble to convince you that every gallon of occasional water racing through the gutters could someday be the difference between life and death.