One class of landowner would get special treatment under city’s stormwater fees

A closer look at the ordinance proves Murray is right. While two classes of people will pay flat fees regardless of impervious surface (the portion of property that can’t absorb rainwater, such as rooftops or parking lots), a third pool of property owners would be assessed by the city’s stormwater manager according to how much grassy area covers those properties, raising questions of equity, as well as whether treatment of the special class represents another give-away to the rich.