City Council Approves Water & Sewer Rate Increases
Annual increases over three years
approved at City Council meeting on June 10, 2013
What is the consideration / approval process for the water and sewer rate increases?
- A Proposed Rate Increase mailer ("Prop 218 notice") was sent to all Redwood City water and sewer customers - April 19, 2013
- A Community information meeting is scheduled for May 22, 2013, 7 pm, Public Works building, 1400 Broadway.
- The City Council will hold a public hearing on proposed sewer and water rate increases - June 10, 2013, 7 pm, City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road
- If approved, the new rates will become effective August 1, 2013; July 1, 2014; July 1, 2015.
What is the process for protesting the proposed rate increase?
Water and sewer customers have the right to protest the proposed rate increases, and if more than 50% of affected property owners or rate-paying customers on record submit a valid written protest of the proposed increase, then the increase cannot be approved.
As outlined in the mailer to all customers, written protests are required to be received by 5 pm, Monday June 10, 2013 in a sealed envelope addressed to Water/Sewer Rates, City Clerk, City of Redwood City, 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063, or may be presented to the City Council prior to the close of the Public Hearing that evening.