The proposed 2020 city budget has been published. You can see it here.
It shows that they plan to charge our own city water company over $19.8 million dollars in franchise fees.
Actually the $19.8 million will get added to our water bills.
They are charging us to use our own roads and other city property.
Next will we see the fire and police departments getting the same treatment since they both generate some revenue.
The franchise fee is nothing but another tax.
We deserve better