Please help oppose Oxnard’s sewer rate increase in just two easy steps.
On Tuesday, May 16, the Oxnard City Council is scheduled to INCREASE your sewer rates by $279.24 per year – even though we voted down their latest rate increase this last November, when we adopted Measure M with 72% of the vote. It’s important that you attend the May 16 (starting at 6 pm) public hearing at City Hall (Oxnard City Hall Council Chambers, 305 West Third Street, Oxnard, CA 93030), where this important decision will be made by the Oxnard City Council.
Before the City’s most recent 35% sewer rate increase (March of 2016), the monthly sewer bill of a “typical” Oxnard household was $30.94. If the City Council approves these rate increases at its scheduled public hearing on May 16 that bill will increase to $54.20. That means a typical household will pay an additional $279.24 per year. Note how the City is doing everything it can to downplay the rate increase. They talk about an increase from the “current” monthly rate of $41.77 (ignoring the increase from $30.93 to $41.77 we rejected at the polls in November) and how it is “only” going up a couple of bucks per month each year.
Don’t be fooled by the spin! They are doing all of this to hide from you that they are increasing typical monthly bills 75.23% from $30.93 to $54.20 per month … an extra $279.24 per year. And if your current bill is higher than typical, you should expect it to go up even more! This may be your last chance to fight Oxnard’s proposed sewer rate hikes, so please take these two steps:
- Mail in your protest form right away (in your mail last month or get a duplicate from the city’s website).
- Join your neighbors at City Hall on May 16 starting at 6:00 pm to demand that the City Council adopt more reasonable sewer rates.