San Diego City Council chambers. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
San Diego City Council chambers. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The San Diego City Council is scheduled to resume its public meeting schedule Monday afternoon, following a five-week break.

The council members will consider a proposed response to a county grand jury report on the San Diego Convention Center and take up a couple of items related to the state’s dissolution of redevelopment agencies — which resulted in numerous leftover issues for local governments to handle even now, several years later.

The big ticket item for the council this week — a proposal to raise water rates — is scheduled to be heard Tuesday afternoon.

The city’s Public Utilities Department has suggested increasing rates to customers by 9.8 percent beginning in January, and an additional 6.9 percent next July 1. The plan is based on a cost of service study.

The City Council isn’t scheduled to make a final decision on hiking rates until November. The members are being asked to schedule a future public hearing on the rate hikes or return them to staff to make changes.

—City News Service