Glendale Water & Power (GWP) mailed a Prop. 218 notice to all customers and property owners recently explaining the proposed water rate design and revenue adjustments that will be recommended to the Glendale City Council at a public hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, 613. E. Broadway, 2nd floor.
According to the GWP, the proposed water rates will ensure that the water utility collects sufficient revenue to cover fixed expenses, fund capital improvements through revenue bonding, and build up cash reserves to fund ongoing repair and replacement of the water system in future years to maintain reliable service.
Before finalizing and presenting the new water structure to the Glendale City Council, GWP is holding three community meetings to explain the need for the revenue increase and associated rate changes:
On Thursday, Jan. 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sparr Heights Community Center located at 1613 Glencoe Way in north Glendale; on Wednesday, Jan.18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Brand Library, Recital Hall at 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale; and on Thursday, Jan. 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Pacific Edison Community Center, 501 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale.
In addition to the three community meetings, any who would like to submit a question regarding the water rate structure can visit the GWP website www.GlendaleWaterAndPower.com and click on the “Contact Us” button on the bottom of the screen. Once there, scroll down, fill in the form and from the drop down menu select “Water rate questions.” Questions submitted, including GWP answers, will be posted anonymously in the Frequently Asked Questions page on the website under the residential tab titled “Water Rate Frequently Asked questions.”