Is majority opposed to water rate increase?
We recently received in the mail a notice from the city regarding a proposed new, five-year program of increases in the water rates we pay, and notification that a public hearing is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m.
However, if you read toward the bottom of the notice, as my wife so astutely pointed out, you can submit a written letter protesting the rate hike. The notification continues to inform us that, “If written protests are presented on behalf of a majority of the parcels on which the water fees and charges are to be increased, the City Council will not impose the increases in the water use rate.”
Well, doesn’t this sound like a ‘vote’ without having to go through the process of putting it on the ballot?