Notice of Public Hearing – Water Rate Analysis – May 15



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE COLUSA CITY COUNCIL will hold a Public Hearing on May 15, at 6:00 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, 425 Webster Street, Colusa, CA. 95932, regarding proposed water rate increases and to set a public hearing date for final action.

1. The City is proposing to amend the methodology for calculating residential, commercial, and industrial water rates.  The purpose of the proposed changes is to: increase capital expense improvements for the water system, cover costs for personnel, operations and maintenance and to revise a more accurate and sustainable rate structure.  The amended rate structure, if adopted, will result in a base rate increase for all water users and a reduced water usage element to the usage fee module.

2. Under the amended water rate structure, residential, commercial, and industrial customers will pay a fixed month rate based on the water meter size plus a water usage charge. 

3. Before taking final action on the proposed rate change, the City Council will hold a PUBLIC HEARING tentatively set for Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, 425 Webster Street, Colusa, CA 95932.  The Public Hearing will be for hearing public testimony and receiving written protest on the proposed water rate changes.  The Council may continue the hearing from time to time without further written notice.

At said time and place, all persons interested, including all persons owning property within the City’s jurisdiction, may appear and be heard as to the proposed water rates, including matters related to the calculation and/or amount of the proposed rates, whether the proposed rates and charges are discriminatory or excessive, or will not be sufficient under Government Code section 54515, or will not comply with any other provision of the Government Code, or will not be sufficient under the provisions or covenants of any outstanding revenue bonds of the local agency payable from the revenues of the enterprise, or on any other matter relating to said proposed resolutions, or the rates or charges proposed therein.  The Water Rate Study Analysis Report will be available to review at City Hall, 425 Webster Street, Colusa, CA 95932 or shall be available after May 10, 2018.

05/02/2018 – #2018-0608