The City of Alexandria has proposed to implement a stormwater management fee to fund the City’s stormwater management program and Chesapeake Bay cleanup mandates. State and federal mandates for pollution reduction, operation and maintenance of storm drain infrastructure and maintenance of Alexandria’s streams, channels, and community flood management programs have historically been funded through the real estate tax. The new fee is proposed to replace those general fund expenditures and more equitably distribute responsibility for funding capital investments in these areas. The City is currently seeking feedback from the public and affected stakeholders and will consider moving forward with the new fee in the course of the City Council’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget process.
The potential fee for commercial and multi-family properties will be incorporated in the real estate bill and will be based on impervious surface area, such as parking lots, driveways, or roofs. Your commercial property’s potential cost exposure under the proposed new fee can be calculated as follows:
(Impervious square footage / 2,062 square feet) X $145 per year
AOBA is hosting an informational session with City staff to educate members on the new fee and allow members to provide feedback to inform the City Council’s discussions:
Monday, April 17, 2017
2:00 – 3:00 PM
2900-B Business Center Drive Alexandria, VA 22314
Please contact Bismah Ahmed at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP to attend.
Click here to view the City staff’s detailed recommended framework and justification for the proposed fee.