Q: Why are we proposing to raise the rates?

Over the last few years the Solid Waste fund  has been operating in a deficit. The Solid Waste fund should be self supported by the rates.  The The proposed rates were carefully determined by a third party contactor who conducted a rate study and  considered the proposed disposal rates, operating and maintenance cost, increased cost due to SB1383  and additional street sweeping cost. If the rate is approved the first rate change would take place in September of 2022. Subsequent rate increase will take effect July 1 of 2023, 2024, 2025, & 2026.  

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1. Q: What is Proposition 218?
2. Q: Why are we proposing to raise the rates?
3. Q: When was the last time we raised the Solid Waste Rates?
4. Q: How can I protest the proposed rate adjustments?
5. Q: What needs to be included in my protest?
6. Q: Can I call, email, fax or zoom in my protest?
7. Q: How can I support or vote “yes” on the proposed rate adjustments?
8. Q: When will the proposed rate increases take effect?
9. Q: I heard about the proposed rate increase, but didn’t receive paperwork. How can I get a copy?
10. Q: What is the consequence if the proposed rate increases are voted down?
11. Q: How long will these rates be in effect?