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Success Stories_ CCCA Cities Have Talent
Success Stories_ CCCA Cities Have Talent
Success Stories_ CCCA Cities Have Talent
Success Stories_ CCCA Cities Have Talent
Success Stories_ CCCA Cities Have Talent
Success Stories_ CCCA Cities Have Talent
Success Stories_ CCCA Cities Have Talent
Success Stories_ CCCA Cities Have Talent
Success Stories_ CCCA Cities Have Talent
Success Stories_ CCCA Cities Have Talent
Success Stories_ CCCA Cities Have Talent
Success Stories_ CCCA Cities Have Talent
Success Stories_ CCCA Cities Have Talent
Success Stories_ CCCA Cities Have Talent
Success Stories_ CCCA Cities Have Talent
Success Stories_ CCCA Cities Have Talent
Success Stories_ CCCA Cities Have Talent
Success Stories_ CCCA Cities Have Talent
Success Stories_ CCCA Cities Have Talent
Success Stories_ CCCA Cities Have Talent
Success Stories_ CCCA Cities Have Talent
Success Stories_ CCCA Cities Have Talent
Success Stories_ CCCA Cities Have Talent
Success Stories_ CCCA Cities Have Talent
Success Stories_ CCCA Cities Have Talent
Success Stories_ CCCA Cities Have Talent
Success Stories_ CCCA Cities Have Talent
Success Stories_ CCCA Cities Have Talent
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Success Stories_ CCCA Cities Have Talent

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2010 Fall Seminar - Fred Latham, City of Santa Fe Springs. Ken Farfsing, City of Signal Hill. Desi Alvarez, City of Downey.

2010 Fall Seminar - Fred Latham, City of Santa Fe Springs. Ken Farfsing, City of Signal Hill. Desi Alvarez, City of Downey.

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  • 1. California Contract Cities Fall Conference October 30, 2010 Session Moderator – Hon. Randy Bomgaars, Mayor, City of Bellflower Speakers Desi Alvarez, Deputy City Manager, City of Downey Ken Farfsing, City Manager, City of Signal Hill Fred Latham, City Manager, City of Santa Fe Springs
  • 2.  Challenges to delivering public services and solving California’s increasingly complex problems are complicated by the economic downturn  Cities face historic budget deficits  Need for innovative solutions/creating partnerships to solve problems & to deliver services  Session will focus on three major success stories  Desi Alvarez – LA River Trash TMDL  Ken Farfsing – LA River Metals TMDL  Fred Latham – Gateway Cities Homeless and High Speed Rail Initiatives
  • 3.  Clean Water Act mandates TMDL program (clean up plans)  California fails to complete TMDLs; litigation filed in 1998  EPA Consent Decree mandates new unfunded requirements  96 TMDLs required for adoption in LA/Ventura County by 2015  Trash, metals, bacteria, pesticides, historic sediment pollutants (DDT, Chlordane, etc)  USC Study in 2002 estimates compliance costs for LA County Cities at $43.7 billion (70% of storms) to $284 billion (97% of storms)  Failure to comply is now resulting in Water Board fines and third-party litigation against the cities
  • 4.  Adopted in 2001 – 10% reductions in trash annually through 2014 – ZERO Trash Generation as of 2015  Water Board approves “full capture” vortex device (safe harbor)  Vortex units are cost-prohibitive for cities to install and will not work in all instances  Water Board estimates $1.2 billion investment necessary for LA River watershed cities to fully comply.
  • 5.  Goal – Cost-effective solution & meet Water Board requirements  County, Cities of Los Angeles, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, La Canada Flintridge and Signal Hill design & test alternative devices  Water Board permits “equivalent” full capture devices  Over 150,000 catch basins need protection in the watershed  12,000 in the Gateway Cities area  16 CCCA Cities Involved – Bell, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Compton, Cudahy, Downey, Huntington Park, Long Beach, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, Pico Rivera, Signal Hill, South Gate and Vernon
  • 6.  Gateway IRWM JPA cities select catch basin screens and inserts  Over $10 million in funding needed for Gateway IRWM JPA cities  ARRA presents funding opportunity in 2009  Gateway IRWM JPA apply for a grant from the State Water Board for funding  Cities mobilize to secure funding --Local Senate and Assembly Member support critical to obtaining grant funding
  • 7.  Phase I installations underway in Long Beach  Will result in full compliance with Trash TMDL  Ongoing maintenance costs/ eventual replacement costs will be responsibility of each City -- Unfunded Mandates Claim  State Board now proposing Zero Trash requirements be adopted statewide
  • 8.  Regulates copper, zinc, lead and other metals  TMDL adopted in 2005  First compliance date – March of 2012  25% reduction in wet weather/ 50% reduction in dry weather metals  Expensive water quality monitoring required
  • 9.  Water Board estimates a capital investment of $2.4 billion to comply  Water Board does not approve of a “safe harbor” for TMDL  Fundamental scientific issues with TMDL  Failure to set proper limits will result in millions of wasted tax dollars  Need for Special Scientific Studies
  • 10. Pasadena SignalHill Downey Pomona Glendale DryWeather98-05 WetWeather98-05max=805 LosAngeles(Central&Eastern) DryWeather08-09 WetWeather08-09 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 Copper(μg/L,ppb) Freshwater CTR (CCC, chronic)= 9.3 (μg/L) Drinking Water MCL = 1,300 ( μg/L) Drinking Water 90% concentration LA River at Wardlow
  • 11.  No Watershed organization in 2005 - “Herding cats” – 40 Cities, LA County and Caltrans (730 square mile watershed)  Series of “all hands” meetings begin in 2005 sponsored by the City of Downey/Signal Hill  City Managers form Steering and Technical Committees  Committees review and report back to the city managers on need for Special Studies (2007)  LA County and LA City lead development and group funds the Coordinated Monitoring Plan (2007)  25 CCCA Cities Involved – Bell, Bell Gardens, Bradbury, Calabasas, Carson, Commerce, Compton, Cudahy, Downey, Duarte, El Monte, Huntington Park, Irwindale, La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Lynwood, Maywood, Monterey Park, Paramount, Pico Rivera, Rosemead, Signal Hill, South El Monte, South Gate, Temple City, Vernon and LA County
  • 12. Auxiliary Pump Auto Sampler Locations White Oak Ave. (Station 1) Tujunga Ave. (Station 2) Figueroa St. (Station 7) Del Amo Blvd. (Station 11) Wardlow Rd. (Station 13) Final CMP Approved in April of 2009 First Year Costs = Second Year Costs =
  • 13. Auxiliary Pump 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4500 5000 5500 6000 6500 3AM 4 Wed Mar 2009 6AM 9AM 12PM 3PM 6PM 9PM 5 Thu 3AM 6AM 9AM FIGUEROA Flowlink5 cfs 3/4/2009 2:00:00 AM- 3/5/2009 11:00:00 AM Figueroa Sample Event (48 SU)
  • 14.  Decision made to address copper and lead (2008)  City of Los Angeles funds $611,000 in preliminary studies (2009)  Preliminary results are encouraging  Cities/Los Angeles County/ Caltrans decide to move forward and fund full studies (March 2010)
  • 15.  Total cost of the studies - $2.2 million  Three-year study approved in February of 2010 (2011-2014)  Coupled with source control legislation – SB-757 (removes lead weights from wheels) and SB 346 (removed copper from brake pads)  Anticipated to substantially reduce implementation costs for Cities/County and Caltrans

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