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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PROPOSED INCREASE TO
SOLID WASTE COLLECTION SERVICE RATES
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of San Clemente (the “City”) will hold a Public Hearing on June 15, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., at the Community Center located at 100 N. Calle Seville, San Clemente, CA 92672 to consider adopting increases to the rates for collection, handling, and disposal of solid waste, including garbage, green waste, organics and recycling within the City (collectively, “solid waste services”). Rates are proposed to increase on July 1, 2021. Pursuant to Proposition 218 a formal notice of the proposed solid waste collection service rates was mailed to all property owners and rate payers on May 2, 2021.
Proposed Rate Increases
Consumer Price Index (CPI) Geographic Revision
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) that affects San Clemente was revised in 2018 by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. The CBSA is now referenced as Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA.
CPI Annual Increase
The City’s Franchise Agreement with CR&R, Inc. (CR&R) establishes a process for annual automatic rate adjustments based on the CPI and landfill and processing disposal costs. Rate increases are proposed based on the following adjustments:
1) A 1.62% CPI increase to the base and processing rate components of the solid waste service rates.
2) A 1.18% increase to the landfill tipping and processing fees (“Disposal and Processing Fees”) as adjusted annually by the County of Orange.
The City is proposing to annually pass through automatic CPI adjustments for inflation and adjustments for increases or decreases in the rates for the disposal and processing fees because the City anticipates that there will be potential increases in the costs of providing solid waste services. If approved on July 1, 2021, beginning July 1, 2022, and each July 1 thereafter for a two-year period, through and including adjustments effective on or after July 1, 2023, the rates for the solid waste service fees may be adjusted annually.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that said Public Hearing will be held at the meeting of the City Council on June 15, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center located at 100 N. Calle Seville, San Clemente.
City Clerk and Ex-Officio
Clerk of the Council