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Record No: Res 31760    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 11/17/2017
Ordinance No:
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. Ex 1 - Customer Review Panel Comment Letter, 2. Ex 2 - Financial Forecast Overview & 2018-2023 Baseline, 3. Ex 3 - Action Plans and Savings/Deferrals Summary, 4. Ex 4 - Customer Outreach Report, 5. Att 1- Seattle Public Utilities Strategic Business Plan Update 2018-2023 v2
Supporting documents: 1. Att 1- Seattle Public Utilities Strategic Business Plan Update 2018-2023 v3, 2. Proposed Substitute, 3. Summary and Fiscal Note, 4. Presentation (7/11/17), 5. Customer Review Panel Recommendations, 6. Central Staff Memo (7/21/17), 7. Presentation (7/25/17), 8. Drainage and Wastewater Rate Smoothing, 9. Proposed Amendment 1 - CRP Oversight (added; 8/18/17), 10. Proposed Amendment 2 - DWF Rate Smoothing (added; 8/18/17), 11. Proposed Amendment 3 - Water Rates (added; 8/18/17), 12. Proposed Amendment 4 - Efficiency Study (added; 8/18/17), 13. Proposed Amendment 5 - Action Plan Re-prioritization (added; 8/18/17), 14. Proposed Amendment 6 - CIP Accomplishment Rate (added; 8/18/17), 15. Proposed Amendment 7 - System Development Charges (added; 8/18/17), 16. Proposed Amendment 8 - Utility Tax Change (added; 8/18/17), 17. Proposed Amendment 9 - Fixed Income Relief Program (added; 8/18/17), 18. Proposed Amendment 10 - Increase support for GSI (added; 8/18/17), 19. Proposed Amendment 11 - Utility Tax Billing Transparency (added; 8/18/17), 20. Proposed Amendment 12 - Drainage and Wastewater SDCs (added; 8/18/17), 21. Substitute Resolution, 22. Amendment 4, 23. Amendment 4A, 24. Amendment 5, 25. Amendment 6A, 26. Amendment 10, 27. Amendment 13, 28. Amendment 14, 29. Presentation, 30. Signed Res_31760
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, the Council and Mayor deeply value the Customer Review Panel's perspective when reviewing SPU's 2018-2023 proposed Strategic Business Plan; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution 31694, the current Customer Review Panel will dissolve upon adoption of the 2018-2023 Strategic Business Plan Update, and ongoing participation of a Customer Review Panel would help SPU maintain focus on implementing the utilities' Strategic Business Plan Updates; 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, t...

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