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City Approves New Water Rates Study as Residents Debate Environmental Regs @ Tuesday T.O. City Council Meeting

City Approves New Water Rates Study as Residents Debate Environmental Regs @ Tuesday T.O. City Council Meeting

By Kevin Harris The Thousand Oaks City Council approved our water and wastewater financial plans and water cost studies for calendar years 2022 and 2023, setting the stage for a December 14th, 2021 public hearing for final rate adoption. Also during Tuesday night’s meeting, local residents debated environmental issues such as the Huntington Beach oil […]

Ventura Adopts Balanced Budget – Mayor Delivers State of the City Address

Ventura Adopts Balanced Budget – Mayor Delivers State of the City Address

Ventura Mayor Delivers State of the City Address Mayor Sofia Rubalcava delivered her virtual State of the City address, themed “A Time Like No Other,” on June 24, 2021. Hosted by the Ventura Chamber of Commerce, the Mayor shared updates on what’s happening at the City, what lies ahead as Ventura recovers from the pandemic, […]

Ventura City Council approves water and wastewater rates adjustments

Ventura City Council approves water and wastewater rates adjustments

Ventura, Calif. — On Monday, May 17, 2021, at the Public Hearing for Water and Wastewater Rate Adjustments, Ventura City Council unanimously approved five-year water and wastewater rate increases. A second reading of the ordinances will take place on May 24, 2021, for approval. Beginning July 1, 2021, the average Ventura household will see a […]

Camarillo Sanitary District Proposes Increase to Sewer Rates; Water Rates to Remain the Same

Camarillo Sanitary District Proposes Increase to Sewer Rates; Water Rates to Remain the Same

Camarillo, California – The Camarillo Sanitary District will propose an increase to sewer rates at a public hearing on November 20, 2019. The Camarillo Sanitary District (CSD) is proposing sewer rate adjustments that will increase rates for all properties and customers served by the CSD, effective January 10, 2020 and January 1, 2021. There are […]

Santa Paula: Water and Sewer Rate Increase 101

Santa Paula: Water and Sewer Rate Increase 101

By Sheryl Hamlin At the September 4, 2019 Santa Paula City Council meeting, the council voted to present two rate increase alternatives to the citizens for a vote, one for water and one for sewer. The alternatives chosen were: 1) Raise water in a declining pattern for five years: 15%, 13%, 11%, 9%, 9% and […]

Santa Paula Council Narrows Rate Increase Options to Two Alternatives

Santa Paula Council Narrows Rate Increase Options to Two Alternatives

By Sheryl Hamlin The August 21, 2019 Santa Paula City Council lasted until about 11:00 pm with the most complicated material, the rate increase, scheduled to the later part of the meeting. Bond Presentation During the Presentations section of the meeting, Philip Curls from Hilltop Securities presented Santa Paula’s Debt Overview. Here are a few […]

Santa Paula: Rate Study Missing Pieces

Santa Paula: Rate Study Missing Pieces

By Sheryl Hamlin Santa Paula hosted a community meeting on August 5, 2019 at the Community Center. With chairs set for 80-100 people only about 20 were present. Council previously discussed the rates on the 17th of July, which was reported here. On the dais were Public Works Director Clete Saunier, NBS Principal Greg Clumpner, […]

Santa Paula: The Water and Sewer Rate Increase Conundrum

Santa Paula: The Water and Sewer Rate Increase Conundrum

By Sheryl Hamlin History Sewer and Water rates have not increased in years, according to commentary at various meetings. The number 8 has been used as well as the number 7. What we know for sure is that NBS was hired both in 2014 and 2016 for a rate study and no action was taken […]

Santa Paula: Sewer and Water Rates to Rise

Santa Paula: Sewer and Water Rates to Rise

By Sheryl Hamlin Santa Paula’s ad hoc Water and Sewer Rate committee consisting of Mayor Garman and Council Member Crosswhite met on Thursday 10:00 am to discuss the rate study. Others in attendance were: Thai Chai, City Engineer, Cristy Ramirez, Finance Director, Ikani Taumoepeau, Assistant CM, Michael Rock, City Manager,and Jackie Nunez, Assistant to City […]

Residential utility rates explained

Residential utility rates explained

The city of Oxnard operates 3 utility facilities; Solid Waste (Environmental Services aka Trash), Water, and Waste Water (aka Sewer). Each utility is operated as if they were separate businesses. The financial reporting process is tracked through a method known as Enterprise Funds. Revenue is collected together in a combined bill listing the fees for […]

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