taxes

Homeowners could soon see a new fee added to their property tax bills, to pay for the disposal of old paint, motor oil and other hazardous wastes.

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, 60-second news review. Here’s what happened this week.

Residents and business owners in the new Alameda Landing development may pay thousands of dollars more in taxes for roads, sewers and police protection than their other Island neighbors.

The City Council voted 4-0 Tuesday to move forward on a pair of proposed special districts encompassing the Alameda Landing development that, if approved, would allow the city to levy additional taxes to pay for the facilities and services; Councilwoman Lena Tam was absent. A public hearing and potential city approval of the proposed districts is set for January 7.