Another boost in sewer service fees?

From OC Register:

We believe governments, especially in lean economic times, should hunt for every way to cut costs, instead of seeking to raise taxes or fees. In that light, on March 27 at 6:30 p.m., the Orange County Sanitation District board of directors will hold a hearing on higher sewer service fees. The public is invited to attend; the OCSD board meets at 10844 Ellis Ave., Fountain Valley.

“The proposed rates are necessary to address the cost of inflation on items necessary to inspect, repair, operate and maintain $6.2 billion of infrastructure,” read a statement from OCSD. The district told us that the sewer fee for an average single-family home would rise over five years to $339 a year from today’s $294 a year, a 15 percent increase.

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Comments

  1. Don’t do it. Davis,CA did it with a small voting base -and a lot of students too. It will raise the rates 3X as high. Did they check to find out that aluminum build up in the Sac. R. is high? NO and here is another fact. Service from the river can be cut off any time.
    Davis did not have to rush into this. It is really about THE LAND DEVELOPERS who will get their money and run. Then the students do not have to live here and pay taxes. Why were they allowed to vote?

  2. Gee, everybody keeps saying there’s NO inflation. Didn’t they get the message?

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