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File #: CONS 20-425   
Section: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: City Council
Agenda Date: 9/15/2020 Final action:
Subject: Adopt a Resolution Amending the FY 2020-21 Master Fee Schedule to Postpone the Effective Date of the Increase in Bimonthly Water Service Fees from October 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021
Attachments: 1. Attachment I Staff Report, 2. Attachment II Resolution

DATE:      September 15, 2020

 

TO:           Mayor and City Council

 

FROM:     Director of Public Works

 

SUBJECT                     

Title                      

 

Adopt a Resolution Amending the FY 2020-21 Master Fee Schedule to Postpone the Effective Date of the Increase in Bimonthly Water Service Fees from October 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021

                                                        

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RECOMMENDATION

Recommendation

 

That Council adopts a resolution (Attachment II) amending the FY 2020-21 Master Fee Schedule to change the effective date of the increase in Bimonthly Water Service Fees from October 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021.

 

SUMMARY

 

On July 2, 2019, the Council approved water and sewer rates for FY 2020 and FY 2021. Adjustments were adopted for water service fees and sewer service rates. Water usage rates were not changed. The second of the two adjustments is effective on October 1, 2020. Since the rates were adopted, COVID-19 has caused economic insecurity for many Hayward residents and businesses. In order to support the community during this time of uncertainty, staff recommends that the Bimonthly Water Service Fee increases be delayed from October 1 to January 1. The Water Enterprise Fund can sustain this three-month revenue loss.

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment I                     Staff Report

Attachment II                     Resolution