Budget

Budget Adoption

Each year by July 1, the Authority Board adopts a budget for the cities of Campbell, Monte Sereno, Saratoga and the Town of Budget ApportionmentLos Gatos setting forth the operational expenses for the Authority in the coming fiscal year. The annual budget details the apportionment of the expenses for each member agency. Each agency’s cost share to fund collective stormwater management activities is allocated by population.

Revenue

With the exception of Saratoga, the cities of Campbell, Monte Sereno and the Town of Los Gatos fund stormwater permit compliance activities through a storm sewer assessment on the county tax roll. The assessments are collected alongside the sewer service charges on the annual property tax bill under the heading "WV Sewer Sani/Storm." The rates range from approximately $16-$20 for residential parcels; fees for commercial parcels are based on square footage. The assessment was established in 1992 and has not increased since 1994. The City of Saratoga’s primary funding source is its General Fund.

Revenue may only be used to fund stormwater permit compliance activities. The revenue funds Authority operations and activities that member agencies choose to conduct collectively as well as storm drain operations and maintenance activities conducted at the municipal level.