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File #: 2019-0165    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/1/2019 In control: Budget and Fiscal Management Committee
On agenda: Final action: 6/12/2019
Enactment date: 6/19/2019 Enactment #: 18915
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to rates and charges for sewage treatment and disposal; amending Ordinance 12353, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.670.100, Ordinance 18745, Section 2, Ordinance 11034, Section 5, as amended, and K.C.C. 28.84.050 and Ordinance 11398, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 28.84.055.
Sponsors: Claudia Balducci
Indexes: Executive, Fees, Wastewater
Code sections: 28.84.050 - , 28.84.055 - , 4A.670.100 - .
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18915, 2. 2019-0165 legislative review form, 3. A. Wastewater Treatment Division Financial Plan for the 2020 Proposed Sewer Rate, 4. 2019-0165 transmittal letter, 5. 2019-0165 King County Executive's 2020 Monthly Sewer Rate and Capacity Charge Proposal, 6. 2019-0165 Wastewater Treatment Division 2020 Rate Recommendation, 7. 2019-0165 Fiscal Note, 8. 2019-0165_SR_2020 Sewer Rate-Capacity Charge--mr5-11, 9. 2019-0165_SR_dated_05282019_2020 Sewer Rate-Capacity Charge--mr5-22, 10. 2019-0165 Affidavit of Publication
Staff: Reed, Mike
Drafter
Clerk 06/12/2019
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AN ORDINANCE relating to rates and charges for sewage treatment and disposal; amending Ordinance 12353, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.670.100, Ordinance 18745, Section 2, Ordinance 11034, Section 5, as amended, and K.C.C. 28.84.050 and Ordinance 11398, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 28.84.055.
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PREAMBLE:
King County imposes a wastewater connection charge, known as the capacity charge, on users of the county's wastewater facilities when the user connects, reconnects, or establishes a new service to sewer facilities of a city or special purpose district that discharges into the county's wastewater facilities.
Under RCW 35.58.570 the capacity charge is a monthly charge reviewed and approved annually by the council and it shall be based upon the cost of the wastewater facilities' excess capacity that is necessary to provide wastewater treatment for new users to the system, such that the new users bear their equitable share of the cost of the system.
RCW 36.94.140 requires that the capacity charge rate be uniform within the same classification of customers and authorizes the county to create separate customer classifications that take into account the nonprofit public benefit status of the land user and provide assistance for low-income persons.
The county has established separate classifications, including a reduced capacity charge rate, for certain senior resident housing, low-income housing and special purpose housing.
On November 2, 2015, the King County executive issued a Local Proclamation of Emergency declaring an emergency due to homelessness affecting King County.
The 2015 Proclamation pledges King County's commitment to take actions that support and are within the framework of the All Home Strategic Plan and its goals of making homelessness a rare occurrence, reducing racial disparities and engaging the full community in ending homelessness.
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