"These rate increases are coming from your City Council. Water rates went up due to extreme drought and decision to punish high water users....ie suburbanites with large yards and pools....ie us!!
Well the drought is over and the State is drowning in water but the rate increase sticks.
Has the City built or enlarged any reservoirs to protect us against the next drought cycle....of course not. When the next drought comes they will raise rates again.
What they donít advertise is that the money is going to large lifetime pensions that were also approved by your City Council in order to get money and votes from the IUOE!
What they also donĒt advertise is that a large chunk of our payments are transferred into the Cityís general fund every year where they are used to pay for free healthcare and lifetime pensions costs for other City Workers.
In summary, all roads lead to the City Council and we have a member of that body in Bob Blumenfield.
So instead of griping to each other we need to start voicing these issues to our Councilman and if we get no action we elect a Councilmember who will get serious about this issue.
Also We are not the only council district having these same issues.
Time for action."
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