POLL: Would You Support a New Stormwater Fee for Bay Restoration?
The bill's future may be in flux, but the issue isn't dead, councilmen said.
Living on a peninsula makes Broadneck's residents a little more tied to the Chesapeake Bay's fate than some other county residents. But are you willing to fund restoration efforts in the current economy?
After Tuesday's Anne Arundel County Council meeting, the future appears uncertain for a proposed $35 stormwater fee. But councilmen have promised that this wasn't the end.
Councilman Chris Trumbauer (D-6th District) pulled his bill seeking the stormwater fee that would have funded Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts. He said the timing on the bill just wasn't right.
However, he vowed that this was not the end, and the bill would be back in one form or another in the near future.
Stay tuned later Wednesday for a full story on the council meeting.
Support for the bill was negative from the county executive, mixed on the council, but saw a huge show of support from local environmental leaders.
So, where do you stand? Would you pay $35 annually toward a fund that would help improve the Bay for the future? Or is this just the wrong time for the county to be asking for more money?