Tell Redwood City Council to Vote NO. Don't Add Sewer Fees to our Property Tax Bill

Tell Redwood City Council to Vote NO. Don't Add Sewer Fees to our Property Tax Bill

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Farm Hill Neighborhood-Redwood City started this petition to Redwood City City Council and

On Monday night, the Redwood City Council will vote to add Sewer Service Fees to our Property Tax Bills. Currently, these fees are billed bi-monthly with our water and garbage.

Why Does This Matter?

If Council approves this proposal, it will impact every Homeowner in Redwood City. 

Sewer Service fees will be billed annually, in a lump sum, and will become subject to much steeper late fees, penalties, and consequences.

What does the City of Redwood City charge if you are late paying Sewer Fees now?

  • 1.5% interest after 30 days.
  • 5% or $3.00 (whichever is higher) a Shut-Off Notice is issued.

              1.5% of the current Sewer Service fee is less than $3.00.

What does the County charge if you are late paying your Property Taxes?

  • 1 Day Late- 10% off the ENTIRE Tax Bill.
  • Plus Fees of 1.5% of the total amount owed, compounded daily, until the balance is paid in full.
  • Plus a Redemption Fee $35.00
  • If left unpaid the County can auction off your home to pay any past-due taxes, fees, penalties, and legal fees.

San Mateo County does NOT accept partial payments on Property Taxes. If your property tax payment arrives late, even by one day, fees and penalties apply to the entire Property Tax Bill.

Here are some examples of how this proposal may impact you.

The proposed annual Sewer Service Fee is $1,071.36

I bought my home in 1970. My Property Taxes are $1,855.00 a year or $927.50 per installment. My Property Tax bill will now be $2,926.36 The minimum amount I will pay for being 1 day late is $292.64

I bought my home in 2000. My Property Taxes are $12,965.00 a year or $6,482.50 per installment. My Property Tax bill will now be $14,036.36 The minimum amount I will pay if I am 1 day late is $1,403.64.

I bought my home in 2020. My Property Taxes are $29,375.00 a year or $14,687.50 per installment. My Property Tax bill will now be $30,446.36 The minimum amount I will pay if I am 1 day late is: $3,044.64

COVID-19 has shown us all how quickly finances can change.

Why the City of Redwood City is seeking to make this change or willing to subject homeowners to these harsh fees and penalties; just as we are recovering from a wolrdwide pandemic has not been explained. 

The Farm Hill Neighborhood held a meeting on this issue in May and formally voted to oppose this proposal.

We are asking our fellow Redwood City residents and property owners to join our efforts to oppose this proposal by signing this petition and sharing it with family, friends, and neighbors who live or own property in Redwood City.

With just 3 more days left until Council Votes, EVERY Signature will make a difference.

To express your opposition via e-mail, you can do so at council@redwoodcity.org

With your help, we may be able to STOP City Council from passing this dangerously inequitable proposal on Monday Night!

If you would like to watch the Farm Hill Neighborhood meeting which includes a Presentation from City Staff on the Sewer Service Fee Proposal and our vote, you can do so at: www.farmhillneighborhood.com/post/farm-hill-neighborhood-meeting-5

 

 

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