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Finance/Billing

Finance

Mission Statement

To be responsive to Los Banos residents, to ensure prompt and reliable services to City vendors, and to provide timely and accurate information to the City Mayor, City Council, and City department heads.


Background

The Finance Department is responsible for utility bills, accounts payable, and the City’s annual budget and financial statements. The Finance Department is located at City Hall at 520 J Street, Los Banos, CA 93635. The City Treasurer is Kimberly Ann Tomas.


Contact Information

The Finance Department can be reached by telephone at (209)827-7000 ext. 0 or visited at City Hall at 520 J Street, Los Banos CA 93635.

To contact us via the internet:

finance@losbanos.org

acctpayable@losbanos.org

billing@losbanos.org


Billing Information

Welcome to the City of Los Banos. The following file explains the basic residential rate with additional useful information.

City of Los Banos Utility Services Welcome Letter

The following file provides information about the Automatic Utility Bill Pay option. An application form is also included.

Automatic Bill Pay Information and Application

The following form allows you to cancel the automatic bill pay service.

Automatic Bill Pay Cancellation Form

Click on the Public Utility Rates Download link on the left menu to view a PDF file showing the current rate for services as of July 1, 2015. Questions regarding rates and or billing inquiries should be addressed to the Finance Department at (209) 827-7000. You can also inquire in person at City Hall at 520 J Street, Los Banos, CA 93635.


Adopted City Budget

2008/2009 Adopted City Budget   2009/2010 Adopted City Budget

2010/2011 Adopted City Budget   2011/2012 Adopted City Budget

2012/2013 Adopted City Budget   2013/2014 Adopted City Budget

2014/2015 Adopted City Budget   2015/2016 Adopted City Budget

2016/2017 Adopted City Budget   2017/2018 Adopted City Budget

Financial Statements

For information concerning the City of Los Banos’ Budget or Audits, please contact Kim Tomas, City Treasurer/Accountant at (209) 827-7000 ext. 131 or Rosemarie Souto, Accountant at ext. 151.

The City of Los Banos produces Revenue and Expense Analysis reports on a quarterly basis.

The City of Los Banos produces Continuing Disclosure Reports for the City Bond Issues. These reports contain relevant information for the debts. Continuing Disclosure reports are distributed to the National Repositories for the City of Los Banos Debt Issues and are available here on the City’s website.

Parcel Tax Reporting – Statistical Data

Parcel Tax Reporting – Statistical Data Annual Reports (ending on June 30th of each fiscal year)
City of Los Banos Parcel Tax Report – Statistical Data – 2016

Inquiries can be made to the City of Los Banos Finance Department by Email: finance@losbanos.org

Public Utility Rates

The following is the current rate for services effective July 1, 2015. Questions regarding rates and or billing inquiries should be addressed to the Finance department at (209) 827-7000. You can also inquire in person at the Los Banos City Hall located at 520 “J” Street, Los Banos CA 93635.

Residential: (Monthly)

Water: $21.25 Minimum base rate per month (Allowance of 1,500 cubic feet per month) +$ 1.64 Overage cost per 100 cubic feet

For multiple family units greater than one unit on one meter: minimum rate plus $7.56 per unit.

Wastewater Collection: $19.00. Flat charge monthly rate.

For multiple dwellings or trailer parks with a common sewer: $19.00 + $19.00 per each unit in excess of one.

Wastewater Treatment: $8.27 Flat charge monthly rate.

For multiple dwellings or trailer parks with a common sewer: $8.27 + $8.27 per each unit in excess of one.

Deposits: $100.00 per account.

Meter Tests: $25.00 Deposit, returnable if meter registers over two percent more than actual flow.

Late Charges: 15% charge of billing for water, wastewater collection, wastewater treatment, and garbage disposal.

Delinquency Administration Processing Fee: $35.00 for water, wastewater treatment, wastewater collection, and garbage disposal.

Returned Check Fee: $35.00


Commercial: (Monthly)
Water
For meters less than 1″ $21.25 per month
For meters more than 1″ – 1 1/2″ $25.87 per month
For meters more than 1 1/2″ – 2″ $29.82 per month
For meters more than 2″ to 3″ $34.05 per month
For meters more than 3″ to 4″ $42.54 per month

For meters over 4″ – the minimum monthly charge shall be as determined by the Public Works Department and the City Engineer.

Allowance amount = 1,500 cubic feet per month any usage over 1500 cubic feet during a one month reading cycle will be charged at $1.64 per 100 cubic feet

Wastewater Collection
$ 38.00 Monthly flat rate
For hotels & motels $38.00 per month +
$9.37 per room with kitchen facility
$4.73 per room without kitchen facilities.
$ .86 Schools – per student per month
$ 19.00 for places of religious worship per month
Wastewater Treatment
$ 1.67 Schools – per student per month
$ 1.42 per 100 cu ft of water used for standard industrial
$ 1.81 per 100 cu ft of water used for bakeries, restaurants, dry cleaning, motion picture theaters, packing sheds, and dry process dairy products
$ 2.37 per 100 cu ft of water used for meat products

Deposits: $100.00 per account.

Meter Tests: $25.00 Deposit, returnable if meter registers over two percent more than actual flow.

Late Charges: 15% charge of billing for water, wastewater treatment, wastewater collection, and garbage disposal.

Delinquency Processing Fee: $35.00 for water, wastewater collection, wastewater treatment, and garbage disposal.

Returned Check Fee: $35.00 per returned transaction.


Refuse Collection Rate Schedule Monthly Rates as of 7/1/2015

Residential Service

Garbage Service includes a blue 96 gallon recycling cart, a green 96 gallon cart, and a choice of either a 64 gallon or 96 gray gallon cart for trash:

Gray cart: 64 gallon Cart 96 gallon Cart
Curb side pick up $37.99 $56.99
Commercial Service
64 gallon cart: $33.39 per can
96 gallon cart: $50.10 per can

Pick ups per week

Bins 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Yard Bin $100.26 $147.92 $200.49 $253.13 $303.25 $360.96
1 1/2 Yard Bin $115.27 $177.88 $240.59 $313.30 $401.01 $458.66
3 Yard Bin $188.02 $340.81 $493.80 $619.09 $736.94 $844.65
6 Yard Bin $298.38 $554.14 $767.22 $980.40 $1,193.53 $1,406.62
8 Yard Bin $400.71 $682.01 $937.77 $1,193.53 $1,427.98 $1,662.39
Bins Delivery Charge One Dump Extra Dumps
3 YARD $27.77 $69.63 $69.63
6 YARD $27.77 $110.50 $110.50
Commercial Recyclable Materials
96 gallon cart $5.36
1 cu yd container $59.44
1.5 cu yd container $70.94
3 cu yd container $119.79
4 cu yd container $150.52
6 cu yd container $199.29

Recyclable Materials Contamination Charge upon 3rd Notice – $25.00