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File #: RPT 16-050   
Section: Informational Report Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: Council Sustainability Committee
Agenda Date: 5/9/2016 Final action:
Subject: Update on PAYS Implementation
Attachments: 1. Attachment I Summary of Projects
DATE: May 9, 2016

TO: Council Sustainability Committee

FROM: Director of Utilities and Environmental Services

Update on PAYS Implementation

That the Committee receives and comments on this report.


On June 23, 2015, the City Council passed a resolution authorizing the Green Hayward PAYS(r) (Pay-As-You-Save) On-Bill Conservation and Efficiency Financing Pilot Program. The purpose of this report is to provide an update on the progress of the Program. For more background on PAYS, including a FAQ, please visit


The Committee last received an update on PAYS at its December 2015 meeting. Since then, two properties have signed contracts and the upgrades are scheduled to be completed by Bottom Line Utility Services (BLUS), the City's selected contractor, by mid-May. One of the properties will upgrade with basic measures, which includes toilets, showerheads, faucet aerators, and in-unit lighting. The other property will upgrade with basic measures as well as the water heater and common-area lighting.

In addition, BLUS has completed site visits and has proposed scopes of work at twelve properties. Contracts are pending for nine of these properties and three have declined to move forward. Two of the properties declined because they decided it was more cost effective to do the work themselves. One property did not give a reason for declining.

The number of units and dollar amount for these projects are summarized in Attachment I.

Summary of Outreach Activities since December
Since December, staff has worked with BKi, the City's Certification Agent, and BLUS to complete the following outreach to multifamily property owners:
* Letters to all property owners advertising PAYS and the Bay Area Multifamily Rebate Program
* Phone calls to all multifamily properties that have phone numbers listed
* Additio...

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