Community hearings for public opinion on proposed rate hikes | Events
In April, the Mayor and Tucson City Council authorized hearings for the public to sound off about the proposed water rate increase. There is a Public hearing scheduled at the end of May, to decide on rate increases or not.
People who are interested in learning about the budget and rate proposals and provide comments, are encouraged to attend one of the following community meetings:
- May 8, 5:30 -7:30 p.m - Quincie Douglas Library, 1585 E. 36th St.
- May 15, 5:30 -7:30 p.m - Mission Library, 3770 S. Mission Rd.
- May 17, 5:30 -7:30 p.m - Miller-Golf Links Library, 9640 E. Golf Links Rd.
The Public hearing was set earlier in April by the Mayor and City Council to decide on whether or not to adopt a new water rate schedule. The above community meetings are to collect the public opinion on these proposed rate hikes, and to work in conjunction with the Citizens Water Advisory Committee.
This 16 member committee is appointed by the Mayor and Council to review the Tucson Water budget proposals and the developing rate and fee recommendations, which they spend about eight months doing. They also offer their recommendations to the Mayor and Council on water issues.
Interim Water Director Sandy Elder supports the effort that the CWAC members make to ensure that Tucson Water is able to continue providing reliable water service to customers. “The CWAC membership represents our customer base well, and they work hard to ensure that rate recommendations are equitable to all customers. I encourage our customers to attend one of the informational meetings to learn how the recommendations were developed and to provide comments to Tucson Water staff.”
More information is available on Tucson Water’s website at www.tucsonaz.gov/water or at (520) 791-4331.