Long Beach Water and Sewer Rate Increase – August 11, 2021

Good Afternoon,

Two items to update you on:

1.Long Beach Water Department will be meeting on August 26th at 7pm at the Groundwater treatment plant at 2950 Redondo Avenue -open to the public – Water Commission will be voting on the attachment, and we need to continue to send in letters of opposition to [email protected]
2.City staff, as directed by the city council will be meeting with tenant groups on August 25th and owner reps on August 26th at 10am. This is regarding the proposed “remodel assistance program” as a follow up to the substantial remodel moratorium that is now in effect. We will be pushing back on any proposed ordinance that requires rental property owners/investors to pay for the individual tenant’s rent while a substantial remodel is being conducted. It would make no financial sense at all to any investor should they be required to pay for rent while the work is going on and if they are required to offer back to the tenants the same rent as prior to the remodel. I will keep you all informed as this progresses from city staff meetings to the city council. In the meantime the moratorium is effective until December 31, 2021. If you have any questions please feel free to call me about this or email.

Below is a reminder of the water/sewer rate proposed increases along with an email letter for you to use if you want.

Notice of Public Hearing on the increase:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qgoaxrm0ncnjdak/Water%20%26%20Sewer%20Rates%20Proposed%20Increase.pdf?dl=0

SPOA’s proposed email response to Water and Sewer Rate Increases:

PROTESTING in OPPOSITION of the Proposed Rate Increase by the City of Long Beach Water and Sewer Rate effective 10-1-2021 – Account Number – XXXXXXX – Service Location – XXXXXXXXXX

(BODY OF EMAIL)

TO: City of Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners

We are OPPOSED to the LB Water and Sewer rate increases being proposed by the Water Commission at the hearing on August 26th.

We are property owners, as well as, Rental Housing Providers in the City of Long Beach and we have not received the majority of the deferred rent owed to us by those tenants who have claimed to be affected by Covid. As rental housing providers, we are required by law to defer rent for anyone, regardless of income, who states that they are affected by Covid and are unable to pay rent.

We strongly OPPOSE these proposed rate increases and hope that you will not pass it. If passed, it will continue to create even more hardship for property owners and rental housing providers in Long Beach.

Thanks for your consideration.

(Signed using the name each of my bills).

Copies should be sent to:

[email protected]
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[email protected]
[email protected]
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As always call with any questions.

Kind regards,
Mike Murchison
MURCHISON CONSULTING
www.murchisonconsulting.net

562-884-3009

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