Culver City Edition

Town hall meetings planned on parcel tax measure

CULVER CITY — The city will hold three community town hall meetings this month to discuss upcoming ballot Measure CW, the Clean Water, Clean Beach Parcel Tax on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.

City staff has scheduled several town hall meetings that are open to the public to provide information and answer questions.

The first meeting will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Rotunda Room of the Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Ave. Other meetings are planned from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at City Hall, 9770 Culver Blvd., and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Syd Kronenthal Park Recreation Building, 3459 McManus Ave.

If approved by voters, Measure CW will result in a $99 per year parcel tax for single-family residential properties; $69 annually per multi-family dwelling unit; and $1,096 annually per acre of land for non-residential properties.

Bacteria, pesticides, toxic chemicals and other pollutants are deposited into local water resources through the city’s aging storm drains, and a dedicated source of revenue is needed to fund improvements and projects to upgrade and construct new infrastructure.

The city’s general fund alone cannot support such large improvements. As a result, the City Council has placed Measure CW on the Ballot. A two-thirds vote is required to pass the measure.

Measure CW is one of four ballot measures on the Nov. 8 ballot.

The other measures are Measure CA, which would amend the city charter to allow the city manager to oversee the police and fire chiefs rather than the City Council; Measure CB, which would prevent a person resigning from the City Council from running for another City Council seat for two years; and Measure CD, which would allow the City Council to determine the dates of regular City Council meetings.