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The Watchdog
41% Garbage Rate Increase Hearing in Sutter Creek on Monday 3/18 7:00PM

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Ratepayer Protection Alliance (RPA) was formed to support the rights of the people of Amador County against unfair rate increases, which are usually used to subsidize special interests. Recently, RPA has assisted citizens who successfully protested several water rate increases. RPA is committed to ensuring that water, wastewater and garbage rates in Amador County are justified, and do not unfairly burden local residents.

RPA works hard to minimize costs of informing the public of unfair rate increases. RPA operates on the donated time of volunteers and no one is paid for their efforts. Donations for postage costs can be sent to:
Ratepayer Protection Alliance
P.O. Box 51
Pine Grove CA 95665

41% Garbage Rate Increase Hearing in Sutter Creek on Monday 3/18 7:00PM

On Monday March 18th at 7:00PM, the Sutter Creek City Council will decide whether or not to approve 41% in garbage rate increases that ACES Waste Services has requested. Anyone can attend the hearing, and RPA encourages everyone concerned to be there. The meeting will be at the Sutter Creek Community Building, 33 Church Street (next to Minnie Provis Park).

The meeting will be the first time the City Council has ever considered the increases. The franchise agreement requires ACES to present an explanation of its costs to the City Council. No such explanation has been made to the council.

Sutter Creek city residents and property owners were notified of the rate increases back in January. If the council votes to approve the rate increases, Sutter Creek residents will have no say in their rates until 2018. However, the council may not have a choice in the matter. If the City receives protests from more than 50% of the residents and landowners by the end of the hearing, then they cannot raise garbage rates. Period.

RPA has been flooded with protests to submit at the hearing. If you own property or are a resident in the city of Sutter Creek, and have not yet submitted your protest, you can do so up to the closing of the hearing on Monday evening. Click here for the protest form. Please call RPA at 223-0993 and we will arrange to pick up your protest and deliver it to council at the hearing.

We hope to see all of you there!

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