Guest post - Austin's drainage fees:
On 3/1/13 was $8.35 per month per Residential dwelling unit, $4.18 per month per Vertical dwelling unit.
$8.35 x 12 = $100/yr. whether apartment or household. This is about half of the annual benefit of a 20% Homestead Exemption on a median household.
On 11/1/13 rose to $9.20 per month per Residential dwelling unit, $4.60 per month per Vertical dwelling unit. $9.20 x 12 = $110/yr. whether apartment or household. 10% increase in 8 months by the current Council. Adler recently rightly called this regressive.
The above schedule lists all of the other fees with the City Utilities.
About the recent court decision on the drainage fee:
Despite Judge's Ruling, Austin Still Charging Drainage Fee:
A judge has nixed monthly drainage fees that raise millions:
Austin drainage fee is invalid, judge says - MyStatesman.com
(behind paywall) www.mystatesman.com/news/news/local/austin-drainage-fee-is-invalid-judge-says/ngTt4/
Judge Rules Austin Drainage Fee Invalid | Austin Affordability:
~Brad Parsons, Northwest Resident