City of Colorado Springs
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 19-429    Version: Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
File created: 7/24/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/22/2019 Final action: 10/22/2019
Title: Public Hearing for the Consideration of Resolutions Setting Water, and Wastewater Rates and Certain Changes to Electric Rate Schedules and Utilities Rules and Regulations Within the Service Areas of Colorado Springs Utilities Presenter: Scott Shewey, Acting Chief Planning and Finance Officer Aram Benyamin, Chief Executive Officer
Attachments: 1. 10-22-19 2020 Rate Case Hearing-Resolutions & Tariffs, 2. City Attorney Instructions_2020_Rate_Case, 3. Hearing_Agenda_2020_Rate_Case, 4. Issues for Decision-2020_Rate Case, 5. 10-22-2019 CC 2020 Rate Case Hearing Presentation, 6. Manitou - Notice of Intent to Present Witnesses during 10-22-2019 hearing, 7. Manitou Comments for 2020 Rate Hearing on Proposed New WW Cont Serv - Outside City Limits Sch 9

 

 

Title

Public Hearing for the Consideration of Resolutions Setting Water, and Wastewater Rates and Certain Changes to Electric Rate Schedules and Utilities Rules and Regulations Within the Service Areas of Colorado Springs Utilities

 

  Presenter: 

Scott Shewey, Acting Chief Planning and Finance Officer
Aram Benyamin, Chief Executive Officer

 

Body

  Summary:

A public hearing will be conducted for City Council to consider proposed changes to Colorado Springs Utilities’ Water, Wastewater and Electric Rate Schedules and Utilities Rules and Regulations as reflected in the 2020 Rate Case filing to be effective January 1, 2020.   

 

  Previous Council Action: 

On June 12, 2018 City Council approved the most recent changes to the Utilities Rules and Regulations by Resolution No. 60-18.  On November 13, 2018 City Council approved the most recent changes to Water Rate Schedules by Resolution No. 126-18 and Wastewater Rate Schedules by Resolution No. 125-18.  On July 23, 2019 City Council approved the most recent changes to Electric Rate Schedules by Resolution No. 68-19.  On September 10, 2019 City Council established a public hearing date of October 22, 2019.

 

  Background:

On September 10, 2019 Colorado Springs Utilities filed the 2020 Rate Case, including resolutions and all supporting documentation, that proposed changes to Water, Wastewater and Electric Rate Schedules and Utilities Rules and Regulations to be effective January 1, 2020. 

In accordance with the City Code of the City of Colorado Springs § 12.1.108, copies of the rate filing were available for public inspection in the City Clerk office beginning on September 10, 2019.  Notice of the proposed changes was provided by publication in The Gazette on September 12, 2019.  The 2020 Rate Case filing was also posted on the Colorado Springs Utilities’ website at www.csu.org, and electronic copies were provided to City Council members.

 

  Financial Implications:

Colorado Springs Utilities is proposing rate and fee increases as reflected in the 2020 Rate Case filing.

 

  Board/Commission Recommendation:

N/A

 

  Stakeholder Process:

N/A

 

  Alternatives:

Postpone or oppose the proposed schedule for a public hearing.  Both alternatives may have negative financial implications to Colorado Springs Utilities. 

 

Recommended Action

  Proposed Motion:

N/A

 

Summary of Ordinance Language

N/A