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News - November 23, 2012

Officials ponder new flood-taxing district

Local protections from San Francisquito Creek may be cheaper than federal flood insurance mandate, JPA board told

by Chris Kenrick

With the cost of federally required flood insurance expected to rise, local officials may seek taxing authority from residents in flood-prone neighborhoods to build their own protections — and eventually escape the federal mandate.

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