Solid Waste Rate Study

Solid Waste Rate Study (2019)

After 15 years without a solid waste rate increase, the Costa Mesa Sanitary District (CMSD) conducted a Solid Waste Rate Study to evaluate its rates in 2019. With the help of NBS Government Finance Group, the Citizens Advisory Committee, and the public, CMSD’s Board of Directors reviewed various possible rate structures and selected an optimum solid waste rate to ensure the continued sustainability of its award-winning solid waste programs and services.

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Below is the 2019 Solid Waste Rate Study schedule, recordings of the presentations, and supporting documents.

Date/Time Description Location
January 9, 2019 
6:00 p.m.
Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting: District staff makes a recommendation and seeks input from the Committee and the public 290 Paularino Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
January 17, 2019 Postcard notices are mailed to property owners about the town hall meetings scheduled for January 30 and February 26  N/A
January 30, 2019
6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting: District staff discusses rate options and answer questions 290 Paularino Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
February 12, 2019 
9:30 a.m.
Board of Directors Study Session: District staff presents rate options and shares comments from the Citizens Advisory Committee and the public 290 Paularino Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
February 13, 2019 
6:00 p.m.
Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting: District staff shares public comments from the town hall and the Committee makes a recommendation to the Board of Directors 290 Paularino Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
February 26, 2019 
6:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting: District staff discusses rate options and answer questions 290 Paularino Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
March 12, 2019 
9:30 a.m.
Board of Directors Study Session: District staff shares the Citizens Advisory Committee’s recommendation, along with public comments, and seeks the Board’s direction on which rate adjustment option is preferred 290 Paularino Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
April 4, 2019

Prop 218 notices are mailed to property owners with the new rate adjustment information (based on direction from Board of Directors)

N/A
May 23, 2019
5:30 p.m.
Board of Directors Public Hearing for the solid waste rate adjustment 290 Paularino Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626


Solid Waste Rate Study Presentations
January 9, 2019 - Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting
Speakers:Scott Carroll (General Manager), Nabila Guzman (Management Analyst I), and Greg Clumpner (Consultant, NBS Government Finance Group)

January 30, 2019 – Town Hall Meeting
Speakers: Scott Carroll (General Manager) and Nabila Guzman (Management Analyst I)

February 26, 2019 – Town Hall Meeting
Speakers: Scott Carroll (General Manager) and Nabila Guzman (Management Analyst I)


pdf Solid Waste Rate Study Town Hall Meeting Presentation


pdf Solid Waste Rate Study


pdf Prop 218 Notice


pdf Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


pdf 2021 Trash Rate Survey