Water Tax Bill Dies in Committee
SB 845, the mandatory "voluntary" remittance water tax bill, did not pass the Legislature this year. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon called it a "piecemeal" funding approach. His statement is at the link below. It is unclear whether or not the Legislature will attempt again next year to impose a tax on water agency customers, but there will be a new Governor and new members of the Legislature, and we will see what transpires.
San Juan continues to oppose this regressive and inefficient tax, and submitted the letter of opposition linked here.See SJWD's letter Opposing the Water TaxExamples of the costs that Water Agencies would have to incur