Protest meeting scheduled for Tahoe City utility | SierraSun.com

Protest meeting scheduled for Tahoe City utility

Andrew Cristancho
Sierra Sun

The Tahoe City Public Utility District board of directors will ask for comment and protest from the public regarding the district’s proposal to increase utility rates.

The district is looking to raise water service rates by 17.5 percent and sewer service rates by 5 percent effective April 1.

In a previous interview, Assistant General Manager Cindy Gustafson said ever-stricter quality mandates by the state, and the need to pay for basic operations and maintenance of 40-year-old infrastructure, was the reasoning behind the proposed hike.

If more than half of the utility’s 7,300 customers protest, the hike can be reversed.

Staff and board directors will hold the hearing on Feb. 26, starting at 10:30 a.m. in the Tahoe City Public Utility District’s board room. The utility’s offices are located at 221 Fairway Drive in Tahoe City.