Flooding leads Fort Lauderdale to consider higher fees

Tuesday Jun 27th, 2017


Faced with flooded roadways and rising seas, Fort Lauderdale is considering charging higher fees to keep the public high and dry. On the table is a proposal that would double what city property owners pay in stormwater fees, from $8.5 million a year now to roughly $16.6 million. In recent years, the city has increasingly suffered from flooding during the highest of tides. Water lapped into driveways and rendered neighborhood streets temporary canals. The threat of coastal flooding is only... [read more]