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Vicki Almond

Why Balto. Co. doesn't need the 'rain tax'

Why Balto. Co. doesn't need the 'rain tax'

We the seven members of the Baltimore County Council have jointly introduced legislation that will phase out the county's stormwater management fee by July 1, 2017 ("Balto. Co. Council plans to eliminate stormwater fee," Oct. 19).

We are a council composed of members from different political parties whose districts include hundreds of miles of coastline and thousands of acres of rural and environmentally sensitive terrain. We take the stewardship of our lands and waterways seriously.

We took the step of phasing out the stormwater fee following...