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8 - Discussion about the City Council Water Budget Study Session on September 25, 2007CITYOFBOULDER WATER RESOURCES ADVISORY BOARD AGENDAITEM MEETING DATE: August 20, 2007 AGENDA TITLE: Discussion about t6e City Council Water Budget Study Session on September 25, 2007 PRESENTER: Ned Williams, Director of Public Works for Utilities BACKGROUND: The City Council will be having a Study Session on September 25, 2007 to discuss and review the status and yeaz-to-date results of the water budget rate structure. The Study Session structure is that the Council does not make any decisions at a Study Session, but that a preliminary direction to staff may be provided that is approved by the Council at a subsequent business meeting when they approve the minutes of the Study Session. Public comment for the.Study Session may be submitted in written form in advance of the Study Session, but there is not a public hearing at the Study Session. DISCUSSION: The specific outline and agenda for the Study Session is evolving and I will be working closely with the City Manager's Office to develop and finalize the materials, of which there will be two parts: • Written Study Session memo, with attachments • Power Point presentation at the Study Session There is an opportunity for WRAB to help develop and prepare information for both of these parts, and for a WRAB member to actively participate in the presentation and discussion with City Council. At a meeting on August 14, I talked to Jim Knopf and Bill DeOreo about this, too. At this time, my preliminary outline of the Study Session memo is as follows: I. History II. Water Budget Methodologies we are using today - Previous 3-block structure - Rules for Water Budgets - Water Budget Adjustments (process, review and approval, outcomes) Page 1 III. Water Metrics - January through July (maybe August) revenue and use - Water bill impact - Provide revenue projections to yeaz-end based on what seeing January through July (maybe August) N. Problems, Issues and Concerns - What have we heazd about? - What have we heard are possible solutions? - What could be possible impacts to disclose? V. What is staff working on? - Water budget adjustments - C/I altematives - City organization water budgets - Reports - Communications to public SCHEDULE: August 15 - Develop outline for Study Session packet and gather materials August 20 - WRAB meeting to discuss August 24 - First draft of Study Session packet August 31 - Second draft of Study Session packet Sept 7- Finalize Study Session packet and deliver to City Manager's Office Sept 8-13 - Ned out of town Sept l3 - Final Study Session packets delivered to City Counci] and public Sept 17 - Begin to develop Power Point presentation Sept 17 - WRAB regular meeting Sept 24 - Finalize Power Point presentation Sept 25 - City Council Study Session Oct 23 - City Council approve Study Session minutes QUESTIONS FOR THE WRAB TO COI~ISIDER? 1. Who wants to be actively involved in preparing information for the Study Session packet (keep in mind that if three or more members meet, it needs to be publicly noticed)? 2. Who wants to be the WRAB member actively involved in the presentation at the September 25 Study Session? Page 2