2023 Rate Adjustment Process
Valley County Water District is evaluating water shortage rate adjustments that would affect your water bill only when a water shortage is declared by the Board of Directors. The proposed changes are based on a cost-of-service study conducted by an independent finance consultant. The research, reasoning and analysis behind the proposed adjustments will be addressed at an upcoming public hearing.
All members of the public are invited to attend.
- Monday, December 11, 2023 at 5:30pm
- Valley County Water District Headquarters, 5121 Lante Street, Baldwin Park, CA 91706
The public hearing will be conducted pursuant to Article XIIID of the California Constitution. The public hearing notice was sent to all property owners, who may submit a written protest to the proposed rate changes.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
If you have questions or comments about VCWD’s proposed rates, you can:
Write. Property owners and/or account holders may submit written protests by mail or in person to VCWD, Attention: Secretary of the Board, 5121 Lante St., Baldwin Park, CA 91706. Protests must specify the rate or charge being protested and must include your name, parcel number and/or service address, and signature. Protests submitted by email or other electronic means do not count as formal written protests. All written protests must be received prior to the conclusion of the public hearing and only one written protest per parcel will be considered. Pursuant to California Government Code Section 53759 there is a 120-day statute of limitations for challenging the rates in this notice, including water shortage contingency stage rates and water shortage rates, from the date the Board of Directors adopts the resolution approving these rates.
Attend the public meeting. Members of the public are welcome to attend the public hearing regarding the proposed rate changes. The hearing will take place on Monday, December 11, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. at Valley County Water District's Headquarters, 5121 Lante Street, Baldwin Park, CA 91706. At the hearing, all members of the public will have an opportunity to speak, but verbal comments alone do not qualify as a formal protest.
Public hearing process. At the time of the public hearing, the Board of Directors will hear and consider all written protests and public comments. After the public hearing, if a majority of the property owners or customers of record of the impacted parcels submit written protests in opposition to the proposed rate adjustments will not be imposed. If a majority written protest is not received, VCWD’s Board of Directors may adopt the proposed changes, though they are not obligated to. If adopted, the proposed rates will become effective January 1, 2024, and adjustments will be implemented when water shortages are declared.