Review current water and wastewater rates, charges, and revenue requirements bi-annually;
Recommend water and wastewater rates that provide revenue which:
1) Recover costs reasonably borne;
2) Are equitable to all customer classes;
3) Comply with all state and federal regulations; and
4) May be easily explained to customers.
Prepare and present its recommendations to the City Council.
Chapter 3.41 of the City of Redlands Municipal Code
In 2002, Chapter 3.41 established procedures for the review of the City’s water and wastewater rates, charges, and revenue requirements on a regular basis.
It states water and wastewater utilities must remain fiscally self-supporting, and require rates and charges to be established to be established that provide sufficient revenue to recover the reasonable costs incurred by providing water and wastewater service to its customers.
A regular review will provide the City with the basis necessary to meet fiscal obligations to ensure ongoing fiscal stability.
Chapter 2.70 of the City of Redlands Municipal Code
In 2008, Chapter 2.70 further defined the responsibilities of the UAC, established the existence, membership, members (forfeiture by absence), organization, power, duties, and responsibilities.
City Council will appoint 7 voluntary members who are City water or wastewater utility customers representing various customer classes;
Members shall serve for a 2 year term until a successor is appointed and shall serve no more than 2 consecutive terms unless appointed to an additional term by 4/5 vote of the City Council;
Members shall be customers of the City of Redlands’ water or wastewater system and neither an elected official nor an employee of the City.
The following members comprised the 2019 UAC who had been appointed to serve a 2-year term which expired May 7, 2021:
John James (Chairperson)
Richard Smith (Vice Chairperson)
Ernest Marquez, Jr.