Odds and ends on an off Friday

•Here’s Tuesday’s City Council agenda. Among the items: continued consideration of an increased hotel tax and increased rental fees at the Civic Auditorium.

•Also on the agenda: Property owners have widely rejected a proposed $2.88-a-month stormwater fee (which was to be charged on top of the existing $2.10 monthly fee) that would have gone toward the city’s ailing stormwater utility, which officials say operates at a deficit and is running out of reserves. Right now, they’re figuring out Plan B, which could include service and program cuts.

•At yesterday’s Development Oversight Commission meeting, builders continued to express various concerns over the city’s air quality fees, though discussion now focused less on how those fees are spent but why they are even collected at all. Several wondered if the city’s charge is redundant, given the fact regional air quality regulators also charge an air quality fee. Community development staff will prepare a presentation on the air quality fees early next year, and the builders panel will decide whether to pursue the issue further and make a recommendation to the City Council.

•Random public document of the day (came across it while looking for something else today): The Stockton Redevelopment Agency’s annual statement of indebtedness. Stockton’s total outstanding redevelopment debt as of June 30 was just shy of $349 million. That’s over the life of all the city’s redevelopment project areas, which expire between 2041 and 2047. (The city is required to file these statements each year with the county auditor to receive property tax increment, a redevelopment agency’s primary funding source.

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