Just 8% (again)

News was released last week that our water utility has increased our storm water costs 8%.

Evidently they feel that with enough money they can handle both gravity and nature’s ability to send massive amounts of water into our city streets from the long and steep mountain slopes.

Handling storm water used to be a city function, paid for from the general fund.  Now that the water utility is handling the problem we call the money a fee instead of a tax.

We’ve written about this before so rather than being repetitive, here are the links to previous posts:

We got to vote and we blew it

Money down the drain

Never waste a crisis

Once again our local leaders are choosing to put us into debt rather than pay as we go.

We deserve better


3 Responses to Just 8% (again)

  1. U says:

    What started out as a way to fix a few problems has exploded into a whole new department that is constantly looking for new ways to spend money they don’t have. In other words corporate welfare for the favored few.


  2. Anonymous says:

    There are options – take the EPA free webinar Jan 29 AM, Green Infrastructure and Flood Resiliency, Check out Watershed Management Group of Tucson and Brad Lancaster’s books on Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond. Lobby the EPWU Director, attend PSB meetings, meet with City Council members individually and talk about retrofitting our developed areas.


  3. Porky Pig says:

    Pretty obvious what is happening. They know we got a break at the gas pump, so “let’s get that money before ………..”.

    The stupidity of the increases is that they compare their income with the average worker. They figure if they can afford it why can’t the average worker.

    They like to use the phrase “you get what you paid for” . What? Lack of common sense, stupidity, lack of foresight.

    Word of caution to the cartel, unless you want to go broke don’t move to El Paso. They will find a way to tax the mess out of you !


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