BRAWLEY — A public hearing regarding a proposed 25 percent increase in city sewer service rates is scheduled for the Brawley City Council meeting Tuesday night.
The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in council chambers at 225 A St.
The increase was included in the $34.7 million 2001-2002 budget the council adopted last month but such an increase must be approved with the adoption of a city ordinance in order to take effect.
A first reading of the ordinance is on the agenda. If approved, the rate increase could go into effect as early as July 19 with a first billing date of Aug. 1.
City officials have said the increase is needed to cover unexpected costs associated with expansions of the city's water treatment plant.