Financial & Rate Analysis

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
  • Budgeting and long-term financial planning.

Our Clients

Served under Financial & Rate Analysis

  • Alameda (City and County)
  • Albany
  • Amador County
  • American Canyon
  • Anaheim
  • Arizona Department of Commerce (AZ)
  • Barstow
  • Benicia
  • Berkeley
  • Bradbury
  • Calabasas
  • California Valley Community Services District
  • CalRecycle (State of California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery)
  • Carlsbad
  • Castro Valley Sanitary District
  • Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Management Authority
  • Chico
  • Citrus Heights
  • San Francisco (City and County)
  • Cloverdale
  • Colton
  • Concord
  • Contra Costa County
  • Corte Madera
  • Cotati
  • Cypress
  • Davis
  • Downey
  • Duarte
  • Dublin
  • El Cerrito
  • El Dorado County
  • El Monte
  • Elk Grove
  • Fairfield
  • Flagstaff (AZ)
  • Folsom
  • Fort Collins (CO)
  • Fresno
  • Galt
  • Half Moon Bay
  • Healdsburg
  • Hemet
  • Hercules
  • Humboldt Waste Management Authority
  • Industry
  • Irwindale
  • Kern County
  • Laguna Beach
  • Lane County (OR)
  • Lincoln
  • Lomita
  • Long Beach
  • Los Altos
  • Los Angeles (City and County)
  • Marin County Joint Powers Authority
  • Marin Franchisor’s Group
  • Mariposa County
  • Menlo Park
  • Merced
  • Mill Valley
  • Monrovia
  • Montebello
  • Monterey County
  • Napa City
  • Napa County
  • Nevada County (CA)
  • Novato Sanitary District
  • Oakland
  • Palo Alto
  • Paso Robles
  • Petaluma
  • Phoenix (AZ)
  • Piedmont
  • Pleasanton
  • Plumas County
  • Pomona
  • Rancho Cordova
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • Rancho Murieta Community Services District
  • Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Rancho Santa Margarita
  • RecycleMore
  • Redlands
  • Rohnert Park
  • Rolling Hills Estates
  • Sacramento County
  • Sacramento County Solid Waste Authority
  • Salinas
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Fernando
  • San Joaquin
  • San Jose
  • San Juan Capistrano
  • San Leandro
  • San Rafael
  • San Ramon
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Monica
  • Santa Rosa
  • Scottsdale (AZ)
  • Shafter
  • Siskiyou County
  • Sonoma County JPA, WMA
  • South Bayside Waste Management Authority
  • South Lake Tahoe
  • Stanislaus County
  • Stockton
  • Sunnyvale
  • Sutter Creek
  • Tacoma (WA)
  • Tamalpais Community Services District
  • Temple City
  • Tiburon
  • Tracy
  • Tucson (AZ)
  • Tulare
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Union City
  • Upland
  • Vallejo
  • Visalia
  • West Hollywood
  • West Sacramento
  • Wildomar
  • Windsor
  • Windsor (CO)
  • Woodland
  • Yuba-Sutter Regional Waste Management Authority