Proposition 218

Update 8/17/2018:

Revised Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Increases to Water, Sustainable Water Facility and Sewer RatesRevised Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Increases to Water, Sustainable Water Facility and Sewer Rates - SpanishWritten Statement of Protest FormWritten Statement of Protest Form - Spanish 

 Update 8/15/2018:

The tally of APNs for the Proposition 218 re-notice are:

Sewer APNs: 3830/2 = 1915 + 1 = 1916

SWF APNs: 3940/2 = 1970 + 1 = 1971

Water APNs: 3942/2 = 1971 + 1 = 1972

CCSD will mail a revised protest notice on August 17, 2018. The protest form will be available on the webpage on August 17, 2018.

Update 8/3/2018:

The CCSD has scheduled a new Proposition 218 hearing date for Thursday, October 4, 2018. CCSD will mail a revised protest notice on or about August 17, 2018.

Protest forms will have to be submitted following the revised notice mailing date.

Update 8/8/2018:

The CCSD has scheduled a new Proposition 218 hearing date for Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. The CCSD will mail a revised notice on August 17, 2018.

The written statement of protest against the CCSD's proposed water, and/or sustainable water facility (SWF), and/or wastewater rate increases can be submitted on or after August 17, 2018. Protests submitted before August 17, 2018 will not be counted.

Update 7/13/2018:

Proposition 218 Statistics July 13, 2018

Community Input & Written Protest Procedures

Customers, property owners, and community members are invited to attend the Public Hearing to provide input. Property owners and customers may also file written protests against the proposed rate increases. Pursuant to California law, protests must be submitted in writing and must a) identify the affected property or properties, such as by service address or Assessor's Parcel Number, b) include the name and signature of the customer or property owner submitting the protest, and c) indicate opposition to the proposed water and/or sewer rate increases. Protests submitted by e-mail, facsimile or other electronic means will not be accepted. Pursuant to CCSD's Guideline for the Submission and Tabulation of Protests (available from CCSD and posted on the CCSD website), a protest may only be submitted by the record owner of the property or customer of record who signed the protest, or an individual authorized in writing to submit the protest on their behalf. The proposed rates cannot be adopted if written protests are received from a majority of affected parcels with one written protest counted per parcel. Written protests must be submitted prior to the close of the public hearing.

A written protest must include:

  • A statement that is a protest against the proposed charge which is the subject of the hearing; and
  • Name of the record owner or customer of record; and
  • Identity of the affected parcel by assessor's parcel number or service address; and
  • Original signature of the record owner or customer of record with respect to the identified parcel.

Written protests can be submitted by one of the following methods:

  • Deliver to the District Clerk's Office at 1316 Tamsen Street, Suite 201, Cambria, CA 93428
  • Mail to CCSD, Attention: DIstrict Clerk, CCSD, P.O. Box 65, Cambria, CA 93428
  • Personally submit a written protest at the Public Hearing