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Proposition 218 Notification - Water Rates August 2024

A notice titled "Proposition 218" informing property owners about proposed water rate and fee increases.

On June 21, 2024, Sunnyslope Water District issued the following written notification to all property owners who receive water service informing of the proposed water rate increase and the Public Hearing on August 6, 2024 at 5:15 PM where the proposed water rates will be discussed and may be approved. A copy of the Prop 218 Notice can be found in the link below.

Prop 218 Notice


218 Requirements

In 1996 California voters approved Proposition 218, which amended the state constitution as it relates to the passage of property related fees. Today, “Prop 218” requires that all local governments follow a defined process when setting fees such as water bills.

The District must:

  1. Inform property owners that a proposed rate increase is being considered
  2. Clearly demonstrate the basis on which these fees are calculated (the rate study)
  3. Hold a public hearing at least 45 days after notice where the District hears all protests to the rate increase. Water rates are subject to “majority protest” meaning they cannot be passed if a majority of property owners impacted by the rate change submit written protests opposing the increase.