2021 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.

Speakers:

  • 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)