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File #: PH 19-065   
Section: Public Hearing Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: City Council
Agenda Date: 7/2/2019 Final action:
Subject: Adopt a Resolution Amending the Master Fee Schedule and Approving the Proposed Water and Sewer Service Rates and Connection Fees RECOMMENDATION
Attachments: 1. Attachment I Staff Report, 2. Attachment II Resolution, 3. Attachment III Water Bill Comparison, 4. Attachment IV Notice of Proposed Water and Rate Changes
DATE: July 2, 2019

TO: Mayor and City Council

FROM: Director of Public Works

SUBJECT

Title
Adopt a Resolution Amending the Master Fee Schedule and Approving the Proposed Water and Sewer Service Rates and Connection Fees

RECOMMENDATION

Recommendation
That Council adopts a resolution (Attachment II) amending the Master Fee Schedule and approving the proposed water and sewer service rates.
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SUMMARY

Staff has prepared cost of service analyses for providing water and sewer service to Hayward residents and businesses in order to calculate appropriate water and sewer rates and service charges for FY 2020 and FY 2021. The recommended water rate adjustments would include no change to the water usage fee that is based on consumption, and, for a typical single-family residential home with a 5/8" water meter, a $2 per month increase in each year for the fixed bimonthly water service fee, which would result in about a 3.1% increase for a single family home with average water consumption. Similar percentage increases would apply to all other meter sizes. The recommended sewer rate adjustments would include an increase of 4.4%, or $1.51 per month in standard residential rates in each of the two years and increases between 3.1% and 7.3% per year in non-residential rates. The recommended water and sewer rate adjustments would take effect on October 1, 2019 and October 1, 2020. No changes are recommended to the sewer and water connection fees. Furthermore, staff recommends a two-year extension of a temporary provision that reduces the sewer connection fee for some industrial and commercial businesses, which went into effect during the 2008 economic recession.

Proposition 218 Compliance: Staff implemented notification requirements of Proposition 218 for this rate increase, which mandates that written notice of proposed service rate increases be ma...

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