LWA is currently working with the Cities of Lathrop and Manteca, and Reclamation District No. 17 (RD 17) to develop an ambitious comprehensive plan to fund needed levee improvements that will provide an urban level of protection to the RD 17 Basin.  LWA’s plan entails the implementation of a development fee program, a new overlay benefit assessment district and the use of tax increment financing all implemented under the umbrella of new regional governance structure that also engages San Joaquin County and the City of Stockton.  This plan, if implemented will provide an urban level flood protection to a basin with more than 46,000 residents that represents a growing strategic economic engine for the San Joaquin region.  The basin is home to many key commercial facilities with expansion plans as well as key county and federal facilities.  LWA has also worked with the region to obtain grant funding from DWR for a state led feasibility study.