By John Glidden
The Vallejo school board will decide Tuesday morning — during a special meeting — whether to support the Vallejo Sanitation & Flood Control District’s proposed restructuring of the storm water service rate.
Currently, each land parcel in the city of Vallejo is taxed by the flood control district at the same rate — $1.97 per month — whether it is residential, or a 400,000 square feet piece of commercial land.
If the rate restructuring is approved, rates would vary according to parcel size. Many residential properties would remain at the current rate, while units in multi-unit buildings would begin to pay only $1.04 per month.
Commercial rates would increase according to parcel size because they usually have more pavement and development, which generates more runoff and pollutants that flow into the drain system, according to flood control district literature.