Beaumont, CA - Notices are being sent out this week regarding proposed increases to sewer rates. On May 30, 2023, the Beaumont City Council held a workshop to review a sewer service study that was brought forth by consultants hired by the City to evaluate the 5-year budget projection for the City’s Sewer Enterprise Fund and analyze its capacity to implement its capital improvement plan, while maintaining cash reserve requirements. During the review of the study it was recommended to increase sewer rates to meet the revenue requirements of the Sewer Enterprise Funds, in light of increasing expenditures. The Beaumont City Council will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m., on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, to consider proposed adjustments to the rates charged for sewer service.
If approved by the City Council, the increases will take effect on September 1, 2023, with subsequent annual increases on July 1, 2024, through July 1, 2027. All members of the public are invited to attend the hearing. This notice is being sent to all record owners of property upon which the proposed increased sewer rates will be imposed and any tenants who are directly liable for the payment of such rates (that is, customers of record who are not property owners).
Any customer or property owner receiving sewer service from the City of Beaumont may file a written protest against the proposed sewer rate increases by mailing a letter to the City of Beaumont. More information about how to protest, as well as to read more about the sewer rate study, and view a sample Proposition 218 Notice, can be found on the city website at beaumontca.gov/1126/wastewater.