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How to Protest a Rate Increase

Proposition 218 allows the public to submit a written protest of a proposed rate increase. If greater than 50% of the ratepayers protest an increase, rates cannot be increased. Details & Protest Form...

Other Ways to Get Involved

You can donate your time, talents, or money.

Success Stories

Read about how RPA has assisted citizens in rate protests. More Info...

Attend a Meeting

Attend a meeting and speak to your Board or Council about your concerns. This will show you if your government representative is listening. You can find agendas for public meetings by following the links below. If you attend a meeting on rate-related topics, you will likely meet RPA members and other ratepayers who share your concerns.

Attendance at Board and Council meetings is usually quite low. It can be difficult to attend an AWA or Board of Supervisors meeting because they take place during normal business hours. However, Board of Supervisor (BOS) meetings have live streamed audio during their board meetings, as well as recordings of previous meetings. Click on the meeting of interest on the Board of Supervisors Meeting Calendar.

Unfortunately, AWA has not made their meetings easily accessible to the public. They ignored an offer to videotape the meetings at no cost to ratepayers. If you want to know exactly what goes on at AWA meetings, you will need to show up in person. Another option is to read the minutes on action items taken at meetings. Also remember that you can always write a letter or email to the AWA Board.