Application deadline for wastewater ratepayers advisory panel extended to Jan. 12, 2017

The City of Oxnard encourages residents and business owners to apply for the utility ratepayers advisory panel (URAP) by Jan. 12, 2017, to provide feedback as the City begins the process of setting new rates for proposed wastewater rate increases in 2017. The URAP will consist of three members representing single-family residential residents, one member representing multi-family residential residents and four members representing the business ratepayer community.

The public can download applications on the City’s website at www.oxnard.org/PW/URAP or pick up a copy at the Oxnard City Clerk’s Office, 300 W. Third St., 4th Floor. Completed applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by mail, in person or by email at [email protected] by 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017.

Residential, business and agricultural customers are encouraged to apply so all categories of ratepayers are represented on the URAP. Individuals who are selected for the URAP will be notified by Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. For more information, contact the Public Works Department at (805) 385-8280.

Members of the URAP will have the opportunity to participate in a series of community workshops, with the first workshop scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at the Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center, 800 Hobson Way. The community workshops will give URAP participants the opportunity to gain an understanding of how wastewater rates are determined and to provide their input on the rate-setting process.

During the workshops, the URAP will review an in-depth rate study which analyzes the need for a rate increase based on the condition of the City’s wastewater system and treatment facility. Workshop discussion topics will include:

  • Existing situation of the City’s wastewater treatment facility
  • Review future needs to maintain and upgrade the system
  • Provide input on rate-setting process

The Public Works Department provides the Oxnard community and surrounding areas with vital water, wastewater, refuse and design and construction services. The department also maintains City facilities and parks. Read more about the department at www.oxnard.org/city-departments/public- works and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OxnardPublicWorks.

The City of Oxnard is a full-service general law city incorporated in 1903. Oxnard is the largest and most populous city in the County of Ventura, serving 200,000 culturally diverse residents. Read more about the City of Oxnard at www.oxnard.org. Follow us on social media www.twitter.com/CityofOxnard   @CityofOxnard),  www.facebook.com/CityofOxnard  and  www.vimeo.com/cityofoxnard.

 


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