wholesale rate of water by 10.56% from $1,061.04 per acre-foot to
$1173.09 per acre foot.
There is a Water Advisory Committee (WAC) made up of elected
officials of each of the eight prime contractors, including Santa Rosa,
that purchase water from Sonoma Water. The WAC is an advisory
committee to the Sonoma Water Board of Directors. The City’s WAC
Representative is Mayor Natalie Rogers. On April 3, 2023, the WAC is
scheduled to vote on whether or not to recommend approval of the
Sonoma Water proposed 2023/24 budget and rate increase to the
Sonoma Water Board of Directors.
The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is made of technical staff of
each of the eight prime contractors that purchase water from Sonoma
Water. The TAC provides technical analysis and recommendations to
the WAC. The TAC considered Sonoma Water’s proposed 2023/24
budget and rates on March 6, 2023 and voted in favor of recommending
the proposed budget and rate increase with Santa Rosa’s TAC
representative voting in opposition.
The Board of Public Utilities reviewed Sonoma Water’s proposed
budget and rate increase on March 16, 2023 and made a
recommendation to City Council regarding Council’s direction to the
City’s WAC Representative on Sonoma Water’s proposed 2023/24
budget and rates. The City Council may advise its WAC representative
on how to vote at the April 3, 2023 WAC meeting. Ultimately the
Sonoma Water Board of Directors has final authority to approve
Sonoma Water’s proposed 2023/24 budget and rates.
RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended by the Board of Public
Utilities and Santa Rosa Water that the Council, by motion, consider
Sonoma Water’s proposed 2023/24 Water Transmission Budget and
rate increase and provide direction to its Water Advisory Committee
representative for the April 3, 2023 Water Advisory Committee vote on
the proposed 2023/24 Water Transmission Budget and rate increase.
REPORT - REQUEST FOR SUMMARY VACATION OF ONE PUBLIC
SANITARY SEWER ACCESS EASEMENT, LOCATED AT 4332
HIGHWAY 12 (SONOMA HIGHWAY), PARCEL NOS. 032-010-009
AND 032-010-043 (FILE NO. VAC22-002)