To ensure that Los Angeles County Waterworks, District 40 can demonstrate that it complies with the public notification requirements of Proposition 218, it should retain documentation demonstrating that it mailed required Proposition 218 notifications of pass-through rate increases to water customers during the period that the increased rates are in effect.
LA District 40 implemented a pass-through water rate increase for calendar year 2015. All documentation of compliance with Section 53756(d) of the California Government Code is retained to evidence proof of mailing.
Los Angeles County Waterworks, District 40 (LA District 40) provided us with documentation demonstrating that it mailed the required Proposition 218 notifications. We would expect LA District 40 to retain similar documentation for future rate increases as well.
Since the issuance of the report, LA District 40 has not implemented any rate increases, and therefore, no related documents need to be retained. Further, Proposition 218 does not stipulate a record retention requirement establishing proof of mailing. However, LA District 40 will retain records indicating compliance with Section 53756 (d) of the California Government Code.
Los Angeles County Waterworks, District 40 has not developed any written procedures to address the recommendation.
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