Double for bad, triple for better

By From page A6 | February 19, 2013

It surprises me that no one has mentioned how people who grow vegetables for their families (and neighbors) will be disadvantaged by the proposed water fee schedule.

I also wonder why the most important paragraph in Tom Sakash’s article, “City Defends Billing Plan, Water Rates,” in Friday’s edition of The Enterprise was located at the very last paragraph (Page A7). “Water bills are expected to triple over the next five years if the project is approved. … They’ll double (emphasis mine), the city says, if the water project measure fails, to pay for deferred water utility infrastructure maintenance.”

So rates will triple if we have a reliable source of clean water that’s much healthier for plants (and people), but they’ll double if we shore up our current infrastructure (and continue to have inferior water). This is a no-brainer for me. Vote yes on Measure I.

Janet Gift


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