San Luis, Arizona – Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic and the State of Emergency that was declared on March 13, 2020, the City of San Luis Billing and Collections division will be waiving service shut-off fees due to non-payment.
During the Special Council Meeting held earlier today, the City of San Luis Mayor and City Council adopted Resolution No. 2127 suspending imposition of late penalty charges on water utility accounts as well as suspending the imposition of shut-off fees and suspending shut off of water services for non-payment due to the declared COVID-19 State of Emergency.
This will be in place until the emergency proclamation on COVID-19 is terminated or until September 1, 2020, whichever occurs first. This is the first time ever that the City of San Luis has to take such measures to alleviate the hardships that its residents are going through during this unprecedented pandemic. Waives will be retroactive to March 2020.
“We understand that COVID-19 has put a strain on households,” stated Mayor Gerardo Sanchez, “We want to assure our community that we will continue to provide services through this pandemic,” he added.
“This proposal was made by San Luis residents,” stated City Administrator Tadeo A. De La Hoya. “Staff studied the matter and presented a positive proposition that was approved by Mayor and City Council,” he added.