Suzanne Sundburg (June 1, 2018)
In my opinion, these images make a powerful statement about the critical need to preserve our remaining mature tree canopy and concurrently reduce impervious surfaces (currently at 42%). The loss of mature trees coinciding with increases in impervious cover are fueling increases in the volume and speed/force of stormwater runoff. You can see the black trash toter moving down the street from one image to the next.
Below are pictures clipped from a May 22, 2018, YouTube video of 18th Street North in Waverly Hills: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy1Qllb3-vM&feature=youtu.be. There is no money in this 10-year CIP to address this flooding. And although we have had a separate stormwater tax (1.3-cent per $100 of assessed value added on top of the real estate tax) since 2008, there continue to be severe problems that go unaddressed.