Possible Drainage Fee Increase for Development
San Jacinto’s City Council has been planning on a public hearing to tackle drainage fee increase this August 20, Tuesday. The meeting was scheduled at 6:30 p.m., which is half an hour earlier than regular council meetings.
San Jacinto City Council is considering an increase in drainage fees for all residents for the development of facilities that will hopefully lessen flood risks. Because construction projects last year were not that much, the city only collected less than $10,000 from drainage fees, according to City Engr. Habib Motlagh.
The drainage fees collected from the residents have been used to maintain the drain line at Esplanade Avenue’s State Street. This year, the council plans on using the increase to improve drainage between Ramona Expressway and State Street that’s often submerged during heavy storms. This project aims to create a box structure that will connect the drain line to another existing one that’s near Mt. San Jacinto College.
This news story will give you a bird’s eye view of the plans of the San Jacinto City Council.