Rate Hearing Process
The District’s sewer and water rates fund operations, maintenance, and the construction of critical infrastructure. Proposition 218 requires the District to base its rates on the cost of providing sewer and water services (including current and future infrastructure replacement) and mandates that the District may not collect more revenue than is necessary to recover the costs of providing those services.
At a utility rate and majority protest public hearing held on November 12, 2019, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to adopt a five-year water and sewer utility rate adjustment, in compliance with California Proposition 218 (Cal. Const. Article XIIID, sec. 6), with effective adjustment dates of January 1, 2020, July 1, 2020, July 1, 2021, July 1, 2022, and July 1, 2023.
During the public hearing, the Board of Directors received public comments as well as the seventeen (17) written protests that were submitted prior to the close of the public hearing per Proposition 218.
This five-year rate adjustment is the culmination of a multi-year process to evaluate the District’s water and sewer rates and fees.