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Record No: Res 31760    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: In Committee
Current Controlling Legislative Body Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development, and Arts Committee
Final Action:
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Title: A RESOLUTION relating to Seattle Public Utilities; adopting a 2018-2023 Strategic Business Plan Update for Seattle Public Utilities; and endorsing a six-year rate path to support the Strategic Business Plan Update.
Sponsors: Lisa Herbold
Attachments: 1. Att 1- Seattle Public Utilities Strategic Business Plan Update 2018-2023, 2. Ex 1 - Customer Review Panel Comment Letter, 3. Ex 2 - Financial Forecast Overview & 2018-2023 Baseline, 4. Ex 3 - Action Plans and Savings/Deferrals Summary, 5. Ex 4 - Customer Outreach Report
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Presentation, 3. Customer Review Panel Recommendations, 4. Central Staff Memo, 5. Presentation, 6. Drainage and Wastewater Rate Smoothing Presentation
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION relating to Seattle Public Utilities; adopting a 2018-2023 Strategic Business Plan Update for Seattle Public Utilities; and endorsing a six-year rate path to support the Strategic Business Plan Update.
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WHEREAS, Resolution 31534, approved by the City Council on August 11, 2014, adopted the Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) 2015-2020 Strategic Business Plan to guide utility investments, service levels, and rate paths for the six years from 2015 to 2020; and
WHEREAS, Resolution 31534 also directed SPU to review and update the Strategic Business Plan every three years, adding three years to the Strategic Business Plan and re-evaluating the subsequent six-year rate path with the next review and update to be completed in 2017 for the period 2018 to 2023; and
WHEREAS, Resolution 31694, adopted by the City Council on August 15, 2016, established a Customer Review Panel to secure the input and engagement of SPU's customers in the formulation of the 2018-2023 Strategic Business Plan Update; and
WHEREAS, SPU reviewed and updated the Strategic Business Plan and adjusted the previously endorsed rate path to reflect customer values, provide rate predictability for utility customers, and result in best value for customer dollars; and
WHEREAS, the strategic planning update process included extensive employee engagement and public outreach, including stakeholder meetings, public meetings, non-English-speaking outreach, online surveys, and advertising; and
WHEREAS, the resulting proposed 2018-2023 Strategic Business Plan Update contains an updated six-year rate path for water, drainage, wastewater, and solid waste rates that was developed by identifying, evaluating, and recommending reductions and priority additions to current utility expenditures; and
WHEREAS, the City Council reviewed the proposed 2018-2023 Strategic Business Plan, the associated six-year rate path, the recommendation of the Customer Review Pa...

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