Notice of Public Hearing on Collection, Transportation, and Disposal of Solid Waste
August 28, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.
City Council Chambers – 99 East Ramsey Street, Banning, CA 92220
In compliance with Article XIIID of the California State Constitution and the Proposition 218 Omnibus Implementation Act, the City of Banning is hereby notifying all affected property owners and ratepayers of the proposed rate adjustment for the Collection, Transportation and Disposal of Solid Waste.
Public Hearing Information
A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at Banning City Hall located at 99 East Ramsey Street, Banning, CA, 92220. At the time of the public hearing, the City Council will hear and consider all protest and objections concerning these matters and will consider and may adopt the adjusted rates and charges.
If you oppose the proposed rate adjustments, your protest must be submitted in writing, contain a description of the property, be signed by the property owner and/or rate payer and be received prior to the close of the public hearing to be considered. Only one protest per identified account will be counted. If written protests are submitted by a majority of the affected property owners and/or ratepayers, the proposed rate adjustment may not be imposed. Written protests must be sent to the City Clerk, City of Banning; 99 East Ramsey Street, P.O. Box 998, Banning, CA 92220.
Explanation of Rate Adjustments
The City of Banning contracts the collection, transportation and disposal of solid waste services through Waste Management of the Inland Empire. The primary reason for this notice is to update the method for calculating the annual CPI adjustment due to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) replacing the Los Angeles-Orange County-Riverside Consumer Price Index (CPI) which was previously approved.
By approval of the rate increase future rate increases will be based on the CPI formula (defined below) or an alternative formulaic, automatic adjustment (also defined below) for an additional four-year period without further hearing or protest; such automatic adjustments to be in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 commencing on or after July 1 in each of such years. Note: CPI is an index of prices used to measure the change in the cost of basic goods and services in comparison with a fixed based period, also known as a cost-of-living index. The index used to determine the CPI adjustment will be based on All Urban Consumers published by the BLS. The initial rate increase for Fiscal Year 2019, scheduled to be implemented on October 1, 2018, will be based on the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim index for the March to February period immediately preceding the effective date of the rate adjustment. Beginning July 1st, 2020 and thereafter, CPI rate adjustments will be based on the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario index for the March to March period immediately preceding the effective date of the rate adjustment.
The CPI or other measure of automatic annual adjustments to be used will be as follows:
Service Component. The Service Component comprises sixty-five percent (65%) of the rate. The Service Component will be adjusted by the CPI and determined by the methodology identified above.
Disposal/Green Waste Processing Component. The Disposal/Green Waste Processing Component comprises thirty five percent (35%) of the rate and will be adjusted by the greater of either (1) the CPI for the period immediately preceding the effective date of the rate adjustment as described above; or (2) the percentage increase in the per ton tipping fee established by the Riverside County Waste Management Department for disposal of Solid Waste generated within Riverside County at landfills comprising the County System (Badlands Landfill, Lamb Canyon Landfill, El Sobrante Landfill) for the period immediately preceding the effective date of the rate adjustment.
The City Council may in its discretion adopt such increases without further hearing and protest proceedings. The schedule of proposed rate adjustments covered by this notice will be for a period of five years starting from the effective date of the first increase.
If you wish to legally challenge any action taken by the City on the solid waste rate increases, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised prior to or at the public hearing as described in this notice.
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