ACTION ALERT – Stop the SCAQMD’s tax on Warehouses

Posted March 4th, 2021 | Status:

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) is considering adopting an Indirect Source Rule (ISR) on warehouses.

The regulation proposed by the district would require warehouses with more than 100,000 square feet of indoor space to reduce emissions by limiting the amount of trucks that can come to their building or pay a “mitigation fee.” However, because the owner receives no direct benefit from the fee, this “fee” is actually a tax. A tax that will not go before the voters.

Our friends at CalTax published an Op-Ed in the Southern CA News Group which explains the issue in more depth. You can view the article here.

The SCAQMD Board is meeting tomorrow to discuss the draft rule. They plan on adopting the rule on April 2.

We encourage you to make your voice heard!

1. Submit a letter on your letterhead to the AQMD Board expressing your concerns.

2. Attend the SCAQMD Board Meeting TOMORROW and give public comment

WHEN: Friday, March 5, 9am
ZOOM: https://scaqmd.zoom.us/j/93128605044
Meeting ID: 931 2860 5044 (applies to all)
Teleconference Dial In: +1 669 900 6833
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,97364562763#

Public comment is taken at the beginning of the meeting.

BizFed has been fighting the Indirect Source Rule for several years. It only hurts businesses, does not reduce emissions, and will only exacerbate our current economic crisis. We need you to get involved!

If you have any questions regarding this issue, please contact sarah.wiltfong@bizfed.org.

In your corner,


Founding CEO, BizFed

 

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