Before voting on proposed rate increases for the next four years, the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District’s Board of Directors will answer questions and listen to the public’s concerns at a 6:30 public hearing at City Hall.
Residents have had the opportunity to protest the rate increase since June 11, when a Proposition 218 notice was mailed to property owners.
The District states that these protest forms must be submitted in writing prior to or at tonight’s hearing. Protest forms can be dropped off at the City Clerk’s Office or during the meeting at City Hall.
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Proposition 218 requires the local government to allow property owners the opportunity to protest any proposed new or increased assessment that could be enacted. 68,000 were sent out to Santa Clarita residents.
Dave Bruns, Assistant Department Head for Financial Planning for the County Sanitation District, said roughly 34,000 forms were necessary to halt the rate increase. The City has received only 6,500 thus far.
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