Glendale utility rate hike open houses start tonight

The third of four public open house meetings to gather community feedback about utility services and proposed utility service rate adjustments will be Saturday, Aug. 12 – 10 a.m. to noon, at Glendale City Hall – Basement Level, 5850 W. Glendale Ave. [File photo]
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Glendale is hosting a series of four public open house meetings to gather community feedback about utility services and proposed utility service rate adjustments.

Although residential solid waste service rates have not been increased since 2008 and city water and sewer utility rates have held steady since 2010, a city utility rate study has shown that an increase in current utility rates is now necessary to fund on-going and needed operating and maintenance costs such as fuel, electricity and chemicals, as well as future capital improvement projects, including solid waste trucks and equipment, water/sewer line replacements, water/sewer plant improvements and upgrades, and to maintain the city’s Enterprise Funds balance requirements.

Open House Public Input Meetings
• Wednesday, July 26 – 6-8 p.m., Glendale Regional Public Safety Training Center, 11550 W. Glendale Ave.
• Thursday, Aug. 3 – 6-8 p.m., Foothills Recreation and Aquatic Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Drive
• Saturday, Aug. 12 – 10 a.m.-noon, Glendale City Hall – Basement Level, 5850 W. Glendale Ave.
• Tuesday, Aug. 15 – 6-8 p.m., Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown St.

Visit www.glendaleaz.com/UtilityRateUpdate.cfm to learn more and take the online public comment survey or call 623-930-4100.

Comments will be recorded and entered as public record. Interpreter assistance or reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities may be made available with a minimum 72-hour notice by calling Glendale Public Affairs Department at 623-930-3077.

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