Ratepayers need voice about water

Ratepayers need voice about water

There are 4 comments on the Monterey County Herald story from Aug 7, 2010, titled Ratepayers need voice about water. In it, Monterey County Herald reports that:

Peninsula residents owe a debt of gratitude to Monterey City Council members Nancy Selfridge, Jeff Haferman and Libby Downey.

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Monterey, CA

#1 Aug 7, 2010
As a ratepayer who lives on a fixed incomes it scares me that my rates will probably triple if not more in the not to distant future.
Water Lover

Thornton, CA

#2 Aug 7, 2010
This is quite frustrating. I live in an unincorporated area, but plan to move to the peninsula within the next 5 years. Unfortunately, since I don't live there now, I can't vote or go to the meetings for locals, but the whole water issue will impact me.

This desalination deal is terrible. There is no equal basis for the agreement, and all contracts should be providing benefit of equal value to both sides, or the agreement should be contested. This deal sucks and should never have been put on the table with such high costs on one side only and no cost controls. This deal will make unparalleled money for the stock holders of Cal Am, and locals will suffer, businesses will suffer, prices will be so high for tourists, they will find other places to go. This deal will kill water use on the peninsula just because the cost of water will be too high. They say it is the only thing that will save the tourist businesses, but the truth is that this deal will not do that with those uncontrolled high prices. This deal makes only one guarantee, and that is that peninsula residents and businesses will pay exorbitant prices for water while private parties will make millions.
John Moore

Monterey, CA

#3 Aug 7, 2010
The Marina Coast Water District will buy 16% of the plants 10,000 acre-ft. capacity for $148 per acre foot. The rest of us will pay water based on an estimated cost of $5700 per acre-foot. This is a subsidy for Marina Coast of over 8 million per yr. and is in addition to the cost of running the facility.While technically the location is in Marina,the Coast is controlled by the State of Ca.,so location is not a justificationg for Marina Water District CHEATING its' neighbors
You want a vote

San Rafael, CA

#4 Aug 9, 2010
Let's see, the same people that have raped the Carmel River for decades want to maintain a majority vote to keep the status quo?
Tough luck killers, it is preferable you get nothing.

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