R3 staff members have broad experience conducting rate reviews and performing financial and rate structure analysis for municipalities, public utilities and regional authorities. Our rate review projects are designed to provide a comprehensive review and analysis of contractor rate applications, resulting in documented adjustments to projected revenues and expenses and a specific recommended rate adjustment.
Our financial and rate analysis projects are designed to provide our clients with the financial information and comparative analysis required to make sound, informed decisions. In addition, our understanding of the fundamental challenge of local governments to balance complex services and programs with the realities of budget constraints allows us to provide effective and meaningful financial consulting services to our clients.
Our rate review and financial and rate analysis services include the following:
Detailed and indexed rate reviews;
Proposition 218 assistance;
Developing solid waste rate models and rates structures;
Audits of billing systems and franchise fee payments;
Rate audits and rate structure analysis including pay-as-you throw / variable can rates;
Cost-of-service and revenue requirement studies;
Financial modeling and analysis of funding alternatives;
Development of refuse vehicle impact fees and solid waste development fees; and