The Rio Linda Elverta Community Water District (RLECWD or District) will conduct a public hearing on Monday, August 16, 2021, at 6:30 P.M. The public hearing to consider proposed water service rate adjustments (rates) will take place at the Visitors/Depot Center, 6730 Front St, Rio Linda CA.
The proposed rate adjustments are necessary for compliance with water use efficiency mandates adopted by the State of California (SB X7 7, SB 606, AB 1668, and SB 555), and for funding ongoing operation, maintenance, repair costs.
If adopted, the proposed new rates will take effect on or after September 15, 2021, with subsequent annual increases each July, up to and including July 2025. This notice also provides information on how to file a protest to this proposed action. All property owners, tenants directly liable for the payment of water service fees, and other interested parties are invited to attend the
public hearing and be heard on the matter.
The District Board of Directors will hear and consider all verbal testimony as well as all written protests against the proposed rate adjustments. At the close of the public hearing, the District’s Board of Directors may adopt the new rates if written protests against the proposed rate adjustments are not presented by a majority of identified accounts upon which the rates are to be charged (a “majority protest”).
The District will process all written protests received prior to the end of the public hearing in accordance with Resolution 2021-02, Proposition 218 Protest Processing Procedures. A summary of the process for submitting a protest of the proposed rates adjustment was included in the Proposition 218 Notice mailed to each customer. Copies of the relevant documents, e.g.: Proposition 218 notice, Resolution 2021-02, and the Rate Study / Cost of Service Analysis can also be obtained by:
- Visiting the District website, www.rlecwd.com
- Visiting the District Office at 730 L Street, Rio Linda CA.
- Emailing a request to Questions@RLECWD.com
If a majority of water customers submit written protests, the proposed rate adjustment may not be put into place.
If you have any questions regarding the notice, the rate adjustment, or the public hearing – please contact the RLECWD General Manager at GM@RLECWD.COM or phone (916) 991-8891