Please find Lakewood's explanation of the storm water increase. I did NOT vote for the increase.  Not because we do not need stormwater work but  primarily because it did not have a "sunset" provision.  A sunset puts in place a timetable when an increase will be re-visited. There should always be accountability how your money is being spent, and if it is accomplishing what was expected. Additionally, the stormwater increase has an automatic increase built into the measure.