Roseville residents will soon have a chance to speak out and ask questions about a proposal to raise electric rates in the city.
Roseville Electric is proposing a 2 percent rate increase in July of this year and another 2 percent increase in July of next year. The base service charge could also increase from $10 to $14 in July and to $18 next year.
It will hold public workshops on the topic starting Tuesday, and spokeswoman Vonette McCauley said the organization is focused mostly on presenting information at meetings already being held by other groups.
The utility says the increases are needed because of new state requirements.
"Roseville Electric is recommending the rate adjustment to mitigate the financial impact to the utility due to increasing state mandated renewable and greenhouse gas emission requirements and comply with our Rate Stabilization Fund policy," the utility's website states.
Following the meetings, the electric utility will make a presentation to the Roseville Public Utilities Commission on Feb. 26; that group will then make a recommendation to the Roseville City Council, which has the final say over the proposed increase. The council is tentatively scheduled to discuss the item on March 20.
Roseville Electric's meeting schedule is as follows:
- Sun City Roseville: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Sun City Timberlodge, 7050 Del Webb Blvd.
- Public Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Dr.
- Public Meeting: 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Riley Library, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd.
- Roseville Coalition of Neighborhood Associations Board Meeting: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb 21 at the Riley Meeting Rooms, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd.
- Roseville Public Utilities Commission: 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the City Council Chambers, 311 Vernon St.
- Roseville City Council meeting: Tentatively scheduled for March 20.
More information is available on the electric utility's website at http://www.roseville.ca.us/RERateAdjustment.