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Notice of Public Hearing for Property Owners on Solid Waste Rate Adjustment

For question in the Solid Waste Rate Adjustment, please call (714) 229-6740

Post Date:09/06/2017 8:10 am

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Cypress, California, will hold a public hearing on Monday, October 23, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as practicable, in the City Council Chambers located at City Hall 5275 Orange Avenue, Cypress, California, to consider adopting a proposed adjustment to the City’s solid waste disposal service rates.  The rates, if approved by the City Council, will be effective December 1, 2017. An explanation of the solid waste rate adjustment is below. Interested persons may appear and be heard on this matter. Written protests by property owners or tenants liable for the solid waste fee will be considered, per parcel (service address or assessor parcel number), if submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing to the Office of the City Clerk, Cypress City Hall, 5275 Orange Avenue, Cypress, California 90630 or at the hearing in Council Chambers prior to the close of the public hearing. Any written protests received following the close of the public hearing will not be counted. All written protests must (at minimum) include the following information to be counted: (a) Address or assessor parcel numbers of property subject to the fee increase, (b) the name of the owner of the property (or tenant if applicable) and whether the protester is an owner or tenant of the property, (c) a statement that the party is protesting the fee increase, (d) and include the protesters signature. Only one protest per parcel will be counted.

At the hearing, the testimony of all parties will be heard. If you wish to legally challenge any action taken by the City on the above matter, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City at, or prior to, the public hearing. Written comments, including protests, may be delivered to the City Clerk or provided at the hearing as described above for protests.

For more information regarding submitting written protests, call the City Clerk at (714) 229-6683.

Proposed Solid Waste Rate Adjustment

The Franchise solid waste hauler, Valley Vista Services, has requested an adjustment to the rates due to increases in its operational costs. Solid waste customers are charged based on service levels. The proposed rate adjustment is 7.5 percent for all residential services. This is an adjustment of about $1.02 per month for the typical residential customer. The proposed rate adjustment for all commercial services is 15 percent. For the typical commercial customer who has one bin emptied one time per week, this represents an adjustment of about $17.26 per month.

The current fees and adjusted fees for the most common residential and commercial solid waste collection service are shown below:

Service Type Current Rate Proposed Rate as of December 1, 2017
Residential (96-gallon cart service) $13.58 $14.60
Commercial (3 yard bin – 1 x pick up per week) $115.06 $132.32
Commercial (3 yard bin – 2 x pick up per week) $190.37 $218.93

A complete rate schedule can be found on the City of Cypress website here, or by visiting City Hall at 5275 Orange Avenue, Cypress, California 90630. If you have any questions regarding the solid waste rates, contact Anna Sanchez, Management Analyst, with the Community Development Department at (714) 229-6740. If approved, the rate adjustments are proposed to become effective beginning December 1, 2017. The City’s solid waste franchise agreement also provides for annual solid waste disposal rate adjustments based on the Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County California Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers between the two previous Februarys and are proposed to be adjusted beginning July 1, every year for the next five year period.