The Sacramento Bee: After years of drought, Sacramento confronts an old foe: Flood risk
The Sacramento Bee (Editorial): Prepare for a flood of new levee work
In 2007, SAFCA formed the existing Consolidated Capital Assessment District (CCAD) to fund the local cost share for projects to protect Sacramento from extreme floods.
Since then, however, new Federal and State flood protection standards have been adopted that require additional improvements not anticipated by the CCAD. These additional improvements would address underseepage, erosion and encroachment issues that Federal studies have shown to be the most likely cause of levee failures. Without these improvements, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has determined that many levees in Sacramento do not meet the current design standards to provide at least a 100-year level of flood protection.
In order to fund the additional improvements, SAFCA is proposing to replace the existing CCAD with a new assessment district (CCAD 2) that will increase annual assessments on homeowners by an average of about $42. Assessment amounts will vary based on the flood risk reduction benefit received by each property in the district. Property owners will have an opportunity to decide via a mail balloting process whether or not CCAD 2 should be formed.
Additional information can be found at http://www.safca.org/Proposed_CCAD2_Assessment.htm
The Sacramento Bee: Property tax increase proposed for Sacramento levee fixes
Elected officials joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and project partners for a media event and site tour of the Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway project in Folsom, Calif., Aug. 27, 2015, to celebrate completion of the Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway control structure – Joint Federal Project Phase III.