Signs of the Tide

Demystifying Stormwater Regulations - A Coffee Chat

June 17, 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
San Diego Coastkeeper
2825 Dewey Rd., Ste. 200
San Diego, CA 92106

What's brewing with new stormwater regulations? Help your business or organization serve up a piping hot cup of compliance!

Join San Diego Coastkeeper and the City of San Diego for an early morning coffee chat with experts who will demystify the City's stormwater regulations and help businesses, HOAs and property managers better understand their roles and responsibilities in keeping our city clean and healthy. Learn the basics of the current and upcoming changes to stormwater regulations and discuss best management practices for your property or business. We will provide reference materials and resources to help you comply with regulations and avoid potential fines.

Speakers include:

  • Ruth Kolb is the program manager for the policy & enforcement section of the City of San Diego's Transportation & Storm Water Department. Kolb has 30 years of experience in the environmental field and currently oversees storm water enforcement activities and policy development, including Total Maximum Daily Load coordination, contaminated sediment oversight, Areas of Special Biological Significance, Biological Objectives development and other special projects as needed.
  • Andre Sonksen is the program manager for the monitoring & inspections section of the City of San Diego's Transportation & Storm Water Department. He oversees commercial and industrial inspections and water quality monitoring. Sonksen started in storm water in 2002 as a biologist and has been involved with the City's storm water industrial program since 2004.
  • Matt O'Malley is the Waterkeeper and legal & policy director for San Diego Coastkeeper. He has been involved in municipal and industrial stormwater regulation and enforcement for the past eight years in Florida and California. Matt has worked with Clean Water Act and state water protection laws for the past 13 years, and he joined Coastkeeper in January 2014.

We will keep the format relatively informal, and we encourage public discussion. Please come with questions or email questions in advance to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Who should attend? HOAs, business improvement districts, business groups, property managers and maintenance districts

Please RSVP by Monday, June 16 to Kristin Kuhn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 619-758-7743 ext 131.












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