How do I submit a protest vote against the proposed rate increases?

As described in the mailed public notice, a protest vote may either be mailed to the Napa City Clerk at PO Box 660 Napa, CA 94559-0660 (Attn: Proposition 218 Protest), delivered in person to the Napa City Clerk at 955 School Street, Napa CA  94559 or submitted at the public hearing at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Napa City Hall (955 School Street, Napa CA 94559). In order to be counted, all written protests must be received by the City, whether sent by mail or delivered in person, by the close of the public testimony at the public hearing to be held on July 23, 2019 at 6:30 pm.

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1. When was the last solid waste and recycling collection rate increase?
2. Why are rate increases being proposed?
3. What are the consequences if existing rates remain unchanged?
4. How do I submit a protest vote against the proposed rate increases?
5. What do I do if I believe that I did not receive a public notice in the mail (or if I mistakenly threw it out)?
6. Who is receiving and counting the protest votes?
7. Where does my trash, recycling and composting go now?
8. Why am I required to subscribe to solid waste/recycling removal services?
9. Will illegal dumping increase with the proposed rate increases?
10. Do businesses and/or tourists pay their fair share of costs under proposed rates?
11. How do the proposed rates compare to other communities?
12. Is there anything I can I do to minimize impact of the proposed rate increases?
13. My household is on a low/fixed income. Is there additional assistance available?