Council schedules public hearing on w...

Council schedules public hearing on water rate hike

There are 4 comments on the KFMB-TV San Diego story from Sep 10, 2013, titled Council schedules public hearing on water rate hike. In it, KFMB-TV San Diego reports that:

The San Diego City Council Tuesday scheduled a public hearing for Nov. 21 to consider proposed water rate increases over the next two years.

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San Diego, CA

#1 Sep 11, 2013
Stop allowing more and more apartments and condo's to be built. The more you build the more people come here the more water we need. We don't have enough as it is. The city puts the burden on the single family homes with the excuse that they have washing machines, landscape, multi bathrooms, well single family homes owned by middle class people (if there is such a class anymore) do their best to conserve
water while people living in apartments, rented condos and business's waste it. Apartments have washers and most are not the water saving kind, they also have landscape. The bills are getting outrageous with base water fee's, base sewer fee's plus inflated water and sewer costs. If you can't pay it they turn it off even if you have small children. They have no reductions in fees/costs or payment plans if your at or below low income. At least SDG&E give people some help.
james marple

San Diego, CA

#2 Dec 13, 2013
George: The City Council meeting was a mere formality to make
Council members appear concerned about what residents think.
These professional politicians knew perfectly well that only a few of the
folks who showed up would present facts and figures that expose the
lies of public serfvants they hired, snd that this testimony would not be
reported fully and fairly by our well-trained news reporters.

This dog and pony show is standard procedure for San Diego area City
Councils that have refused to hire and properly instruct public servants
so that all household needs would be met by our pure, free stormwater.
(3 times as muchas our homes use. Phoenix saves 100% of theirs.)

Our Public Works and water districts agencies have been trotting highly
skilled professional liars, posing as lawyers and Profesional Engineers,
past our City Coucils and news reporters for half a century to create
and perpetuate the illusion that importing and desalinating water is
"Necessary for the Very Survival of San Diego".

That false "conventional wisdom" has consistently fooled honest
Council members who have been predisposed by master wordsmiths
to believe the false premise or prefer to accept it because they enjoy
the prestige and power that comes from pleasing our business sector.

We of the Citizens for Responsible Watershed Management are
illuminating elements of the land-water-energy profiteer's monopoly
game on the UT forum but expect to see our TOPIX commenting
privilege suspended at any time, since many of our threads have
disappeared. Apparently the new UT owner is not rigidly controlled by
the business sector, as the Copley family was, and thinks it proper
that the public see other views of how our government is performing.

We old-fashined folks of CRWM realize that our public agency
managers are brazenly defying State law to keep their generous
salaries and pensions. But perhaps we err in believing that personal
integrity should trump personal benefit with the people we elect.
james marple

San Diego, CA

#3 Feb 26, 2014
La Jolla Councilwoman Lightner has not bothered to answer our
comments about raising our water rates while lowering her own.

Given this attitude we'll point out where her past and ongoing
activities have contributed to the the $24,000 per year subsidy of
water costs that City government arranged for the folks who use
a million-plus gallons of water on each acre of their estates.

450,000 of us pay 90% of the cost of City water division operations
This keeps the water flowing to the 'lucky' 10% who use 2/3 of it.

Orange County officials charge their heavy users up to 1,000%
more per gallon than ordinary homes. That's really unkind, yes?

We give our wealthy folks all the water they want for just 6 cents per
ten gallons while we pay 30 cents for that amount. So that they will
have plenty and it will be desalinated to keep their lawns green.
They deserve it because they are doing such a good job of managing
our City through their favorite politicians.

Public disclosure of the total used by homes in each section of America's Finest City, and their average bills, would more than likely
lead to new voting habits. Will the new Mayor have the political
courage to make this happen despite the City Council elite?
james marple

San Diego, CA

#4 Nov 8, 2014
Turns out there's a lot more to worry about than taste and color of our water supply.
Two of the most prestigious medical-biological resarch centers in the USA have informed us that lakes - like the several dozen along canals and pipelines of MWD, have been breeding a nasty little critter name of Chlorovirus ATCV-1 that messes up our ability to concentrate and slows our understanding of what we see. A plant virus that figured out how to infect humans, coating mouth and throat so that it can send poison to the brain.
Remember our stinky water in May?
The popular conventional wisdom about problems we all share,'Its in the water", has proven true.

The public revelation that Chlorovirus ATCV-1 in water can reduce our mental capacity and comprehension by 10% is a shocker, of course. Many folks will reject this just because they don't want to believe it. But the good news is that its damage appears to be reversible, all we need to do is use only well water and local rainwater in our homes, and we have more than enough for that.
So the sooner we face up to this the sooner we can do what is needed to correct it.

It may turn out that the heavy doses of chlorine commonly dumped into our water supply have been killing most of these germs. But we need to remember that when a mother-to-be bathes or swims in this water its tiny particles pass directly through her skin. And if just one toxic particle damages the DNA of a cell developing in a new brain, all that follow will have the same deficiency.

Our epidemic levels of autism, asthma, diabetes, cancer are not "normal natural diseases", they are caused by these toxic particles too tiny to filter and able to survive purification treatment.
The damage can come from the many complex chemicals in imported water - it is derived from sewage-filled distant rivers - or from unrecognized pathogens like ATCV-1.

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