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Los Angeles County, CA November 8, 2005 Election
Measure J
New District Formation
Proposed Antelope Valley Flood Control District

Advisory Vote Only

12,799 / 27.63% Yes votes ...... 33,518 / 72.37% No votes

See Also: Index of all Measures

Results as of Nov 28 4:37pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (85/85)
Information shown below: Impartial Analysis | Arguments |

Do you support the formation of a new Antelope Valley Flood Control District, which would take three to four years to form at an ongoing average annual property assessment currently estimated to be approximately $150 to $200 per lot?

Impartial Analysis from County Counsel Raymond G. Fortner, Jr
This is an advisory measure placed on the ballot by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles ("Board"). The result of a vote on this measure is not binding on the Board. The results of the advisory measure may assist the authorities responsible for flood control in making future flood control decisions. The advisory election is being conducted for the purpose of allowing voters affected by the measure to voice their opinion on the issue of whether a new Antelope Valley Flood Control District should be formed. The new Antelope Valley Flood Control District would take three to four years to form, at an ongoing average annual property assessment estimated to be approximately $150 to $200 per lot.

  Official Information

L.A. County Department of Public Works

News and Analysis

Flood Control Back on Ballot (, 10/18/05)

Voters awash in flood control district options (Antelope Valley Press, 10/17/05)

Will flood district be OK'd? (L.A. Daily News Antelope Valley Edition, 10/3/05)

Press Release from the Office of County Supervisor Michael Antonovich (7/26/05)
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Arguments For Measure J
We urge a "yes" vote on ADVISORY measure J, which at this time merely indicates your interest and support for the County to begin the research associated with the potential formationof a new Antelope Valley Flood Control District.

Our Valley has long endured regional drainage inadequacies and localized flood' damages, because we lack a coordinated regional flood control agency. These issues persist and will likely worsen as the population and development increase in our Valley.

Should this advisory measure pass, the County would complete an Engineer's Report that would identify proposed flood control facilities, drainage benefits to each parcel, and the annual assessment to each property owner, currently estimated to be an average of $150-$200 per lot. This Report would take approximately three years to complete and culminate in a future Prop 218 vote by all property owners before a new District would be formed. The new District would be separate and a distinct agency with its own governing board. These costs assume an aggressive work plan to construct a valleywide network of drainage conveyances and storm water detention facilities. Actual costs could fluctuate as the details of the Antelope Valley regional plan are finalized. Federal and State Grants could further reduce the financial impacts to Antelope Valley residents.

Now is the time to shape the future of the Antelope Valley. A coordinated' planning and engineering effort now will lay the foundation for the future and provide a cost-effective means of preventing the flooding problems we have experienced. We believe a "yes" vote on the measure will put us on the right. track towards assuring regional flood control.

We urge your "yes" vote on measure J.

Los Angeles County Supervisor

Mayor, City of Pa1mdale

Mayor, City of Lancaster

(No arguments against Measure J were submitted)

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