2022 CSMFO Annual Conference

Pre-Conference A (Part 1) – Water and Wastewater Rates

Pre-Conference A consists of two sessions. Attendees must attend both sessions in order to obtain CPE units. 6 CPE Units / $130
Wed, 10 Feb 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pre-Conference A (Part 1) – Water and Wastewater Rates

This workshop will assist California utilities in developing sustainable financial plans, conducting cost of service analyses, producing a defensible administrative record that justifies the proposed rates, and sharing best practices in rate adoption.  The workshop will also include a legal discussion of Propositions 218/26 and discuss how to develop a comprehensive public outreach plan to garner stakeholder engagement in the process.  Come learn from industry experts about the following:

  • Generate sufficient revenue with uncertain sales projections
  • Develop a step-by-step approach to create defensible, cost-of-service-based rates
  • Develop capacity fee and emergency stage rates
  • Document defensible rates in an associated administrative record
  • Understand the legal requirements of Propositions 218 and 26
  • Develop a public outreach plan that engages the key stakeholders in your community in the process

The session will be led by seasoned professionals with significant experience and expertise in this area.


  • Sanjay Gaur, Vice President, Raftelis
  • Adam W. Hofmann, Partner, Hanson Bridgett LLP
  • Melissa Elliott, Director of Strategic Communication Services, Raftelis, and President of the American Water Works Association (AWWA)