Whatcom County utilized maximum grant funding and transitioned to annual revaluation in 2010 for property taxes due in 2011.The improvements to property tax administration are substantial.TMDLs are normally developed by Regional Boards, and then approved by the State Board and State Office of Administrative Law before being submitted for EPA approval.More information about California's monitoring and assessment programs may be found at State Water Resources Control Board's Water Issues site The State Water Resources Control Board also includes a comprehensive range of water quality monitoring and assessment data that can be viewed across space and time: visit My Water Quality for further information.TMDLs have become an integral part of New Mexico’s Water Quality Management Plan.
The standards define how much of a pollutant (bacteria, nutrients, turbidity, mercury, etc.) can be in the water and still meet designated uses, such as drinking water, fishing, and swimming.The Watershed approach is designed to intensively monitor streams and lakes within a major watershed to determine the overall health of the water resources, identify impaired waters, and identify those waters in need of additional protection efforts to prevent impairments.A watershed is the area of land that all drains to the same body of water. Through this program monitoring sites are placed to provide methodical spatial coverage within the study watershed therefore leading to a more thorough assessment of main stem rivers and their tributaries.The Assessor has advocated for yearly valuations continuously since submitting the first proposal to the County Executive and Council in 1993.Annual revaluation of property represents the industry recognized highest quality and most efficient assessment administration.
Most importantly this process will provide a communication tool that will inform stakeholders, engage volunteers, and activate citizens.