Reader: This much is unclear on stormwater 

Thanks for finally printing both opposition websites to 2A.

These aspects of 2A have not been covered or are unclear:

1) How is the $360 per acre yearly charge applied to a storefront that may be on 0.09 acres? What about a 10-by-10-foot office on the 10th floor of an office building?

2) You said renters would pay the $60 yearly "fee." That's news to me. What if they don't have any utility bill? What if they are renting a studio on the third floor? You said the charge is on the "water bill." I live in an HOA and don't have a water bill. Where did you find "water bill" in the ballot title? Is 2A now a utility tax rather than a property tax? If it's on a water bill, is it the same for a single-family house as it is for a 40-unit apartment building with one water meter?

3) Suthers now says the city will pay $100,000 of the fee. How is that computed? Since the city owns the streets and sidewalks, and they are non-residential, are they included? If not, why not? Aren't they "impervious surfaces" that flow downstream?

4) Isn't it relevant that the three members of City Council who oppose 2A serve on the Council's Finance Committee? Shouldn't their opposition be reported?

— Helen Collins, Former Council member, Colorado Springs

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