199 Seawall Drive, Berkeley Marina , Berkeley , CA 94710
Funding for Storm Water Systems - Impacts of Proposition 218
Does the drought got you down? We know it will rain again and are you prepared? Or maybe your agency could use extra money to build, replace or maintain your storm drain or clean water infrastructure. During this luncheon we will explore how storm water systems were funded and built, the impacts from proposition 13 and proposition 218, impacts to storm water from the Federal Clean Water Act; but most important, possible solutions as Cities and Counties try to treat storm waters , replace aging infrastructure and meet the demands of their local constituents. Come and listen how this just might be a possibility here in California.
The drinking water and wastewater sectors work well, manage their resources wisely, and provide a cost effective service and systems that are well-maintained and well-funded. The same must be provided for the stormwater sector. As a society, we cannot afford to allow pollutant levels to keep building in our rivers, bays and the ocean. We cannot afford to allow our drainage systems to fail and subject our businesses and homes to flooding.
As Mark Twain said "Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over." This is even truer today than when he first said this 150 years ago. As California deals with our current drought, water is once again first in all Californians minds. Most are concerned where and if they will continue to have drinking water, some might see our wastewater as an untapped resource, but very few (and I do mean very few!) are concerned with storm water. One fact I know to be true, it will rain again and water will runoff our cities and county maintained roadways. Are you prepared? Guest Speaker: Michael Carlson Assistant Public Works Director, Contra Costa County, Assistant Chief Engineer Contra Costa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District
Luncheon Program: 11:30 am Networking 12:00 pm Luncheon Program
Pre-Registration: Private Companies: $35 Public Agencies: $20 Younger Members (35 and under) and Students: $10
Walk-Ins: (space permitting) Private Companies $40 Public Agencies: $25 Younger Members (35 and under) and Students: $15
Members who bring a first time guest are eligible to be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card! Bring friend, co-worker or client and tell the chapter administrator during check-in.
Registration closes September 23, 2014.
To register please sign in above, you do not need to be an APWA member to set up a log in. When you log in you will be able to register yourself or any co-worker or friend at the same time. Registration is a commitment to pay and no-shows will be invoiced accordingly. Cancellation will be accepted with a 24 hour written notification. Walk-ins will be accommodated as space allows. Online registration is highly recommended.
Featured Agency: TBD
Prior to the luncheon the City staff member will make a 5 minute presentation on their department, upcoming projects, and contracting opportunities. This will be followed by a 2 minute Q/A.
Monthly Sponsors: Ghirardelli Associates
For more information please contact the chapter administrator Contact Gigi MacTaggart