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(a) The Director shall, regardless of any sale or other transfer of property, process payment to the Collector for 1) nonpayment of a residential refuse collection charge, or 2) nonpayment of a commercial refuse collection charge incurred after an order from the Director requiring commercial refuse collection service. The Director shall process these payments from a continuing appropriation account so provided herein under Section 291.14, and the Owner shall be liable to the City for fees paid. The payment by the City will, upon the recording thereof in the manner herein provided, create a lien on the real property to which the service was rendered. The lien will be officially recorded in the County Recorder's files, the lien to carry and will include additional charges for administrative expenses of $87 for residential liens and $127 for commercial liens, or 10 percent of the amount owed, whichever is higher, plus any applicable recording fees, and interest at a rate of 1½ percent per full month compounded monthly from the date of the recordation of the lien on all fees and charges due. The Owner shall be notified by the Director that the fees and charges are due to the City. In addition, the Owner shall be notified that if the fees and charges remain unpaid, subsequent proceedings may be taken to make said fees and charges a special assessment on the real property to which said refuse collection service was rendered.
(b) Beginning with fiscal year 2010-2011, fees set forth in this Section may be adjusted each year, without further action by the Board of Supervisors, as set forth in this Section.
Not later than April 1, the Director shall report to the Controller the revenues generated by the fees for the prior fiscal year and the prior fiscal year's costs of operation, as well as any other information that the Controller determines appropriate to the performance of the duties set forth in this Section.
Not later than May 15, the Controller shall determine whether the current fees have produced or are projected to produce revenues sufficient to support the costs of providing the services for which the fees are assessed and that the fees will not produce revenue that is significantly more than the costs of providing the services for which the fees are assessed.
The Controller shall, if necessary, adjust the fees upward or downward for the upcoming fiscal year as appropriate to ensure that the program recovers the costs of operation without producing revenue which is significantly more than such costs. The adjusted rates shall become operative on July 1.
(Added by Ord. 47-83, App. 2/4/83; amended by Ord. 206-93, App. 6/25/93; Ord. 100-09, File No. 081404, App. 6/23/2009; Ord. 187-10, File No. 100707, App. 7/23/2010)