Thursday, May 30, 2013

Warning! CCWD Water rates are going WAY up!

   We received a press release from Calaveras County Water District that they are holding a series
of public meetings to answer questions about their proposed increases in water and sewer rates.

    Arnold area will be first. On June 10, 2013 from 6:30 to 8 PM the public is welcome to come to Independence Hall in White Pines with their questions.

    This one should be fun. We recommend everyone attend, especially those who remember the District 3 water Director who came to Avery Middle School years ago.

   The press release says others are being scheduled, but we have a feeling it will depend on how this one goes.

   Hey everyone in Ebbetts Pass! You can hardly wait to have your rates go up again! Isn't that right?


Anonymous said...

Water is for fighting, whiskey is for drinking!
CCWD rate payers are just getting over a 5 year 50% and 89% rate increases. The new five year rate will will increase from between 57%, 63% or 67%. A 10 year cumulative rate increase between 101%, 113%, 117%. The other will increase by 69%, 70% or 71%. A 10 year cumulative rate increase between 149%, 150% or 159%. Those figures are dependent on which rate increase CCWD approved. By the way those figures are from CCWD information May 2, 2013 Water and Wastewater Rate Study, "Time to Step up to the Plate". Do you sense an attitude from CCWD?

Anonymous said...

Article XIII D, California Constitution, Section 4 (e). The agency shall no impose an assessment if there is a majority protest. A majority protest exists if, upon the conclusion of the hearing, ballots submitted in opposition to the assessment exceed the ballots submitted in favor of the assessment.
Rumor is CCWD did not do it that way in the past. Should someone else be in charge of protecting the ballots other than CCWD? Of course, that's to protect the integrity of CCWD.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if you'd laugh or cry. Check out the regional water quality board's actions against CCWD. That's where large sums of money goes in fines.