Rate Adoption Process 2017
Based on a 2017 Water Cost of Service Rate Study (PDF), the City of Napa adopted a rate increase to water service charges for all customer classes effective December 1, 2017. In compliance with Proposition 218, new rate schedules were set for a five-year period (through 2022) for single-family residential, multi-family residential, commercial, and irrigation customers, fire service charges, and elevation surcharges. The RateShare discount for low-income customers was also increased. The following documents chronicle City Council adoption of these new water rates:
- Resolution R2017-153 (PDF) - City Council adopted Resolution R2017-153 on November 7, 2017, establishing water rate schedules through 2022.
- November 7, 2017 City Council Staff Report (PDF) - City Council held a Public Hearing to Approve Increases to Water Rates Over a Five-Year Period.
- November 7, 2017 Presentation to City Council (PDF) - Staff presentation to City Council to begin Public Hearing considering approval of increases to water rates over a five-year period. Presentation described the calculation of the proposed rates, justified the need for increased capital investments, and summarized the valid protest forms submitted. View a recording of this meeting on the City Council page.
- Special Notice of Public Hearing (PDF) - On September 22, 2017, this official notice was mailed to property owners and water customers served by the City of Napa Water System. The notice identified the proposed changes to water rates and rate structure, explained the need for the changes, provided a protest form with submittal instructions, and announced the Public Hearing of November 7, 2017. The notice complied with requirements of Proposition 218.
- September 19, 2017 City Council Staff Report (PDF) – City Council reviewed proposed water rate changes based on the 2017 Water Cost of Service Rate Study and authorized mailing of the Special Notice of Public Hearing in accordance with Proposition 218.
- September 19, 2017 Presentation to City Council (PDF) – Staff presentation to City Council on how water rates are used to ensure reliable service 24/7, calculation of the proposed new rates, and the plans for public notice. View a recording of this meeting on the City Council page.