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Implementation Update November 2023

The Safe, Clean Water Program funds stormwater initiatives that improve water quality, increase our local water supply, and provide community benefits, like green spaces and parks. The program cultivates regional and community partnerships and prioritizes historically underserved communities.

This newsletter provides important updates on the Regional, Municipal, and District Programs, designed to help our community stay informed and engaged. For further information on regional proposals, including those that are funded and under consideration, please visit our interactive portal. We remain dedicated to implementing and refining the Safe, Clean Water Program, continuously seeking input and feedback from our stakeholders. We value your opinions and welcome any comments or questions you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Key Dates to Know

REGIONAL PROGRAM

Regional Oversight Committee

The Regional Oversight Committee (ROC) is schedule to meet on December 7, 2023, from 1pm – 5pm to review the Draft Biennial SCW Program Progress Report for ROC Discussion.  For more information, and to view the Draft Report, please visit the ROC webpage HERE.

Scoring Committee

The Scoring Committee began scoring Projects submitted in theFY24-25 Call For Projects. You can view the official scoring schedule HERE.

Project Modification Guidelines

The purpose of this document is to provide more specific guidance to WASCs, applicants, recipients, and other interested stakeholders when modifications to a project, project concept or study are proposed during the various stages of a Regional Program proposal.

The new Project Modification Request (PMR) form will facilitate a timely and transparent resolution of proposed modifications. The deadline to submit the PMR form for the current fiscal year has been extended to November 30, 2023. You may view the guidelines HERE.

The District hosted an information session on October 19, 2023.  For your reference, please find the PMR Info Session Q&A HERE and the PMR Presentation HERE.

You may view the Recording HERE (password: CbX6xj7Y) on the SCW Website.

Public or Media Events

Please notify the District of any public or media events highlighting the achievements and results of the Safe, Clean Water Program, such as project ribbon-cutting ceremonies or groundbreaking events. We are interested in participating! Please send us an announcement via email [safecleanwaterla@pw.lacounty.gov] to begin coordination as early as possible.

Regional Program Agreements/Addendums

The District started the distribution of FY23-24 Transfer Agreements/Addenda in October. An email blast was sent out to new and continuing project applicants/developers with instructions on how to use the new Transfer Agreement and Documentation Module within the Reporting Module. Project developers are advised to start uploading their supporting documents, such as the Scope of Work, Authorization to execute, and CEQA documents as applicable.

Spatial Data Library 

Spatial Data Library instructional video and guide PDF are now available on the SDL Website 

The Spatial Data Library is a collection of 40+ public datasets relevant to the SCW Program. It lets you explore the interconnected relationships of data such as population density, stormwater channels, and the urban heat island index.  The library can be used for communication, project proposals, decision support, and more. 

Drywell Testing Study Workshop

Join Cal Poly Pomona engineers and planners in person as they present technical findings from their Safe, Clean Water Program-funded scientific study: Evaluation of Infiltration Testing Methods for Design of Stormwater Drywell Systems. RSVP HERE.

Monday, December 4, 2023, 9:30am – 11:30am Los Angeles County Public Works Headquarters, 1st Floor (Courtyard), Conference Room C 900 South Fremont Avenue Alhambra, CA 91803

DISTRICT PROGRAM

Metrics and Monitoring Study

The Metrics and Monitoring Study (MMS) Team hosted a project briefing to provide the final update and results of the study and share the next steps.  The project briefing was conducted twice with the same information presented to allow maximum opportunity for the public to attend the session that best suits their schedule. You may view the recording and review more information about the MMS HERE.

Tax

Total Program Tax Collection for 2022-23 is available on the SCW website, in the Estimated Revenues webpage. Projections for FY23-24 are available HERE

MUNICIPAL PROGRAM

Municipal Program Annual Reports

Municipal annual progress/expenditure reports are due December 31st. These reports will cover activities conducted during a given fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Annual Reports for previous years are available HERE, and new reports will be posted as soon as possible.

FY23-24 Annual Plans

By April 1, 2023, every municipality had to submit an Annual Plan to the District. This plan is required by the Safe, Clean Water Program’s Municipal Program. The plan is a detailed document that explains the projects, programs, and activities that the municipality intends to carry out with the money they receive from the Safe, Clean Water Program’s revenue. Progress on implementing these plans is reported in the Municipal Program Annual Reports, described above.

Annual Plans received and confirmed complete by the District are posted on the Municipal Program page HERE.

Interested in tracking the Safe, Clean Water Program Watershed Coordination events happening in your community? Visit our SCWP engagement calendar or contact the SCWP Watershed Coordinators for more information.