Sewer and Trash Rates To Increase?
By an edhat reader
Did anyone else get the email from the City of Santa Barbara about a proposed wastewater and trash rate increase? What now? I'm curious what other edhat readers think.
Below is the email:
The City of Santa Barbara is proposing increased wastewater (sewer) and trash & recycling rates to provide revenue needed to fund the cost of providing safe and reliable utility service. The City's Rate Notice describes the proposed rate increases, how you can get involved, and where you can find more information.
- Click here to view the Wastewater and Trash & Recycling Rate Notice.
- For more information regarding the wastewater system please click here.
- For more information regarding trash & recycling please click here.
- Para información en Español llame a (805) 564-5343.
This might be the most important part for those who don't agree with this:
How do I protest?
If you wish to protest any of the above increases, you must deliver your protest signed and in writing, including your name and service address, to the City Clerk of the City of Santa Barbara at 735 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, prior to or during the City Council’s consideration of this item on June 12, 2018. You may also submit your protest during the public hearing by presenting it to City Staff in the Council Chambers. During the hearing, the City Council will consider all protests delivered at or before the hearing as well as public testimony. Protests are public records.