Orange County Sanitation District Set to Raise Rates
Posted by Dominus on December 28, 2012
On December 12, 2012, the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) board of directors directed staff to prepare Proposition 218 notifications to prepare for the process of raising sewage fees for the next eight years. The vote was not unanimous.
Staff is recommending a 4.8% increase for fiscal year 2013-2014 and an increase of 2.4% annually for the next seven years.
The proposed rate increase will come before the board again on February 27 with a public hearing scheduled for March 27.
Unless there is major opposition from the public, the fee/rate increase is expected to sail through. OCSD provides sewage services to more than 2.5 million residents in the county.
It takes a 2/3 majority of the board to raise rates.