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File #: 20-134    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/21/2020 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 6/23/2020 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing: Adoption of a Resolution Setting Rates for Overall Solid Waste Services, Annual Clean-up Campaign, and Household Hazardous Waste in the Exclusive Franchise Area [Council Pillars: 1) Deliver and Enhance High Quality Efficient Services and Infrastructure; 2) Sustainability] Not to be heard prior to 6:00 PM
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. Letter from R3, 3. Table I – Monthly Residential Refuse Service Rates in Santa Clara County, 4. Table II – Commercial/Industrial Debris Box Refuse Service Rates in Santa Clara County, 5. POST MEETING MATERIAL
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Public Hearing: Adoption of a Resolution Setting Rates for Overall Solid Waste Services, Annual Clean-up Campaign, and Household Hazardous Waste in the Exclusive Franchise Area [Council Pillars: 1) Deliver and Enhance High Quality Efficient Services and Infrastructure; 2) Sustainability] Not to be heard prior to 6:00 PM

Report
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The City has entered into new agreements for the collection and processing of garbage and recyclables. The Contractors' scope of services and compensation rates were negotiated and approved by Council on December 10, 2019. R3 Consulting, Inc. conducted a solid waste rate study and recommended that the City implement the rates specified in Table A of the Resolution to enable the Solid Waste enterprise fund to maintain cost recovery for the coming Fiscal Year (FY) 2020/21.

Notices were sent to all 25,837 solid waste rate payers on May 1, 2020 informing them of the proposed rate increases and date of the Public Hearing to approve the rates, as required by Article XIII D of the California Constitution. Following the close of the Public Hearing, staff recommends that Council adopt the subject Resolution, which establishes the solid waste rates effective for the utility bills issued for services rendered on and after July 1, 2020.

BACKGROUND
In November 1996, California voters approved Proposition 218, which amended the state Constitution to establish a new category of fees and charges referred to as "property-related fees and charges" and created new procedural requirements for their adoption. Under these requirements, water, sewer, and solid waste service fees or charges are subject to a written notice of proposed increases, public hearing on proposed fees or charges not less than 45 days after the mailing of the notice, and majority protest procedure for their approval. At the public hearing, all protests against the proposed fees or charges are tabulated and if the number of protests by ...

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