Utilities Commission

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Formerly the Utility Rate Advisory Commission

Function

To recommend rate setting principles and reserve policies for Davis utilities; annual or multi-year adjustments to the City's utility rates; and technologies, pilot programs and initiatives for City Council consideration and potential staff evaluation.

To consider applicable City goals and policies and incorporate them into utility policies; costs associated with providing utility services; utility customer needs and satisfaction with utility services; short and long term factors and consequences identified in rate studies; information provided by city utility managers, the City Council, and City advisory commissions, especially the Natural Resource Commission (NRC) and Finance and Budget Commission (FBC); current and potential future state regulations and policies, industry experience and best practices.

To evaluate and compare options to improve utility service and/or change the scope and methods of service delivery; social and economic equity effects of utility service and rate options on different segments of the Davis community; utility rates and rate structures of other communities to assist with informing policies for Davis; and long-term strategies to achieve service value and efficiency, resiliency, environmental sustainability, and other City objectives.

City Council Liaison

Lucas Frerichs (Regular), Dan Carson (Alternate)

Staff Liaison

Stan Gryczko, Public Works Utilities and Operations Director, 530-757-5686

Number of Members

7 Regular and 1 Alternate

Regular Meeting Time & Place

Third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room, located at 23 Russell Boulevard.

Additional Information

Resolution Establishing the Utility Rate Advisory Commission (PDF)

Resolution Revising the Purpose and Changing the Name to the Utilities Commission (PDF)

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