Business Journal: Fees Would Fund Natomas Levee Repairs

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, March 24, 2008
Property owners in Sacramento and southern Sutter County voted to pay annual assessments for flood-protection projects in April and fund some of the original $414 million price tag. Now, the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency estimates the project will cost $576 million. Additional development fees – ranging from about $1 to $2.70 per square feet — could help cover the increased cost. The dollars will help SAFCA with plans for $2.7 billion in levee improvements to meet 200-year flood protection by 2019. SAFCA has asked the federal government to cover 65 percent of the cost, with 25 percent from the state — and the remaining money coming from local sources.