Sewer Rate Increase

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 About the Sewer Rate Increase

  • At a public hearing on June 18, 2019, the City Council voted 4-1 in favor of an increase to the City's sewer rates 
  • The Council received five protests from residents and parcel owners; in compliance with state law, 1,751 protests (50% of property owners + 1) were required to remove the item from consideration by the Council
  • As approved, the City's sewer rates will rise by an aggregate of 4% per year over the next five years, with new rates going into effect on July 1, 2019
  • The first payment for most customers will appear on the property tax bill due in December 2019
  • Funds generated by the higher rates will make it possible for the City to make capital improvements that are necessary to continue to maintain compliance with Clean Water Act requirements. 

City Council Documents and Presentations

City Council Meeting: June 18, 2019

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 considered the proposed sewer service charge increase took place on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 420 Litho Street. A video recording of the public hearing is available on the City of Sausalito website.

Questions or Comments

  • If you have questions or comments about the proposed sewer rate increase, please send email to Yulia Carter, Assistant City Manager and Administrative Services Director, at

Please Note

Sewer System