LWA has been working worked with the Cities of Lathrop and Manteca, and Reclamation District No. 17 (RD 17) since 2015 to develop an ambitious comprehensive plan to fund needed levee improvements that will provide an urban level of protection (ULOP) to the RD 17 Basin. The basin is home to 46,000 residents that represents a growing strategic economic engine for the San Joaquin region. LWA’s plan entailed 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.
LWA’s efforts resulted in the adoption of an interim Development impact fee program, the publishing and transmittal of the 2017 Annual Adequate Progress Update to the Central Valley Flood Protection Board (CVFPB), and implementation of a recommended Governance alternative that amended the San Joaquin Flood Control Agency (SJAFCA) Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement to include the Cities of Lathrop and Manteca as members. At the direction of the Cities, LWA also assisted in the transition of the Mossdale Tract Program from the Cities’ leadership to SJAFCA’s through the development of a short-term budget amendment. LWA continues to support Lathrop, Manteca, and RD 17 in the implementation of the comprehensive financing plan and provides assistance in the ongoing administration of ULOP Adequate Progress.