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About the Proposed Sewer Rate Increase

  • Every five years, the City of Sausalito assesses its sewer management costs and needs, then establishes sewer rates to support those needs.
  • Based on the current rate study, the City of Sausalito is proposing to raise the City's rates by an aggregate of 4% per year over the next five years
  • Funds generated by the higher rates will make it possible for the City to make capital improvements that are necessary for us to continue to maintain compliance with Clean Water Act requirements
  • A public hearing on the proposed increase has been scheduled for June 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers
  • Any affected property owner or tenant may submit a written protest to the proposed increase to sewer service charges (details below)
  • If approved, the new rates would go into effect on July 1, 2019; the first bill for most customers would appear on the annual property tax due in December 2019
  • A mailer explaining the proposed changes and announcing the public hearing was sent to sewer customers in Sausalito on May 2, 2019. A second mailer was sent jointly by the City of Sausalito and the Sausalito Marin City Sanitary District on May 15, 2019.

City Council Documents and Presentations

City Council Meeting: April 30, 2019

 City Council Meeting, April 16, 2019

City Council Meeting, February 26, 2019

Additional Documents

Public Hearing

The public hearing at which the City Council will consider and decide upon the proposed sewer service charge increase is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 420 Litho Street. Time will be available for members of the public to provide their comments to the City Council.

How to Protest the Proposed Increase

  • Any affected property owner or tenant may submit a written protest to the proposed increase to sewer service charges
  • Each protest must be in writing, state that the identified property owner or tenant opposes the proposed changes, identify the parcel for which the protest is made (by assessor's parcel number or street address), and include the signature of the property owner or tenant. Only one protest will be counted per parcel
  • Written protests may be submitted by mail to the City of Sausalito, 420 Litho Street, Sausalito, CA 94965
  • Written protest may also be hand-delivered before or at the public hearing on June 18, 2019
  • To be counted, ballots must be received before the hearing ends
  • If a majority of property owners submit a protest, the Council cannot adopt the proposed rates

Questions or Comments

  • If you have questions or comments about the proposed sewer rate increase, please call (800) 676-7516 or send email to Yulia Carter, Assistant City Manager and Administrative Services Director, at ycarter@sausalito.gov

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