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Does Belmont have a Minimum Wage Ordinance?Yes. The Belmont Minimum Wage Ordinance increases the minimum wage annually on January 1st.
How can I get more information?To learn more Peninsula Clean Energy, visit the program website, at: www.peninsulacleanenergy.com
How Do I Calculate My Sewer Bill and View Rates
Keeping cost down is one of the City’s main concerns. The City of Belmont is responsible for the operation, maintenance and improvements of the City’s sewer collection system. The City is committed to providing reliable sewer service at the lowest possible cost while meeting legal requirements, growing State and Federal Clean Water standards, and protecting the environment. Rising costs of meeting regulatory requirements, storm and sewer treatment, repair and replacement of an aging system are necessitating adjustments to the sewer rates. Sewer fund expenditures and revenues must balance while maintaining a high level of service.
Estimating Your Sewer bill
In general, rates will increase approximately 8% in Tax Year 2014/15 and 6.5% in Tax Year 2015/16. the sewer bills are calculated by adding the fixed fee (called a Base Charge) and the volume charge (called a Flow Charge) that will apply to the amount of water you consume.
STEP 1: Find your monthly base charge
The above Combined Rates table highlighted in yellow shows the proposed-Base Charge for each consumer class.
STEP 2: Determine your level of consumption
You can determine this by adding your water consumption as shown on your previous year's water bills from December-March and dividing it by 4. Then multiply this number by 12 to get your annual consumption.
STEP 3: Estimate your annual new sewer bill
To estimate how much your new sewer bill will be, take your annual consumption from Step 2 and multiply by the flow charge listed in the Combined Rates table highlighted in yellow. Add your flow charge to your combined base charge form the table above to get your annual sewer bill.
For additional Sewer Rate information, please visit our Sewer Rates and Updates Page
Financial Management Services provided by the Finance Department include:
- Financial planning, analysis, and reporting including annual financial report, State Controller's Report and other agency reporting
- Budget preparation, implementation and monitoring
- Financial data processing, including payroll, accounts payable, purchasing, fixed assets, cash receipts and accounts receivable
- Cost, project and grant accounting
- Operations support
- Financial oversight (Controllership) activities, including management of system of internal control
- Other financial services as necessary
The City of Belmont utilizes Community Facilities Districts (CFD), which are commonly referred to as Mello-Roos Districts, to finance local public facilities and services. Property owners in a Belmont CFD are taxed annually for their share of the debt service on any bonds that the CFD has issued and/or to pay for the cost of City services. Proceeds from the taxes are used to ensure that the community is properly maintained and public improvements are constructed.
Per Government Code Sections 50075.3 (Report on Special Taxes) and 53411 (Report on Bonded Proceeds), the Annual Financial Reports for Community Facilities Districts are posted below.
Section 53359.5(b) of the California Government Code requires all agencies issuing Community Facilities District (CFD) bonds to report specific information to the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission (CDIAC) each year. The applicable CDIAC Reports issued within the past five (5) years are provided below.
Belmont CFD No 2000-1 – CDIAC Reports
The Finance Department is nationally recognized for its excellence in financial reporting. In this section, users can access the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), which includes discussion, analysis, operating results and statistical data on the City of Belmont, Belmont Redevelopment Agency, Belmont Fire Protection District and other entities.
The department also prepares the monthly financial results for the entity in an easy to understand format, as well as performance data on the City's investments.