About the Flood Control Zones
Within the Flood Control District several Flood Control Zones have been created in areas with specific flooding problems. These Zones do not cover the entire District and are, for the most part, concentrated in the eastern urbanized corridor of Marin County. The vast majority of the land area of the County is not covered by any Flood Control Zone. The Zones can perform many functions, including the construction, operation and maintenance of levees, pumping stations, culverts and drainage ways, and the cleaning and maintenance of creeks. All major actions by the Zones require authorization by the Board of Supervisors of the Flood Control District.
The District as a whole has no source of funds. However, all Zones, with the exception of Zone 10, receive annual revenues from property tax and in some cases special taxes or fees. The amount of property taxes received by the Zone is based on the pre-Proposition 13 tax allocation and varies widely depending on property tax base of the Zone and pre-proposition 13 tax rates. All revenues in the District are collected through the Zones and therefore must be spent in the Zone providing funding.
The boundaries of the Flood Control and Water Conservation District are contiguous with those of the County of Marin and eight "zones" have been established to address specific watershed flooding problems. Each zone has an "Advisory Board" of 5 or 7 residents, who are appointed by the Board of Supervisors. These Boards review Zone budgets and master plans and advise the Board on these matters.
Video recordings of the Flood District proceedings are now available online.