WE rates slam city's poor

WE rates slam city's poor

There are 11 comments on the Weatherford Democrat story from Jul 22, 2008, titled WE rates slam city's poor. In it, Weatherford Democrat reports that:

Phil Riddle [email protected] The current crisis regarding electric rates in Weatherford is striking at every socioeconomic strata.

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Mike Markalonis

Arlington, TX

#1 Jul 23, 2008
Look at the board members, look at their income where they live and you'll see that they have no problem paying their electric bill. I am on a fixed income, my home is 1650sq.ft and my electric bill for last month was a dollar shy of 400.00 what will it be for this month I don't even want to guess. Does the city really need our money that bad? Are the members expecting a pay raise? Why did they switch providers did they get a kick back? I wonder....
robinc

Dallas, TX

#2 Jul 25, 2008
I agree 100% with the comment from Mike Markalonis. Up until last month I told people at my workplace in Ft. Worth how great Weatherford was about keeping our Electric within reason, now look at it. We are one of the most expensive around. We do not make the money that Jennifer Fadden makes. My brother lives outside the city limits (TriCounty) and his house is double the size of mine with a built in swimming pool, his bill was right around mine.How can that be? I too wondered if someone is getting kick backs to pad their already wealthy pockets. I think we should all take our retail business to Willow Park and Hudson Oaks and let them benefit from our Tax Dollars. Let's see how Weatherford likes that. The problem is, it would take alot of us doing this before they might notice the difference.
Ashamed

United States

#3 Jul 27, 2008
The "leaders" of this great city are running it into the ground. For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to call myself a Weatherford resident.
MeanandNasty

Dallas, TX

#4 May 26, 2012
Ashamed wrote:
The "leaders" of this great city are running it into the ground. For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to call myself a Weatherford resident.
Wow I see the same stuff is still going on.
Typical for here

Dallas, TX

#6 May 26, 2012
This is the result of the apathy about voting that allows a small afluent minority of social voters keeping their buddies and favor providers in office time after time. There have been folks who sincerly wanted to help and change things and they were not supported properly by folks who needed their help. Now for 3 more years you have to endure what you have allowed to be done to you over and over. It will not get better it is going to get worse as far as fees, fines and taxes for city residents are concerned. How much longer will the majority allow this unbalanced type of situation continue? Recent publicity about the city at the council level should speak loudly as well. Folks need to protect their interests and keep a much closer eye upon what is happening inside city hall as far as the money spending and planning of large expensive unneeded projects are concerned. You will have to pay for all things they decide to do. There are processes that will enable the council to make debts you have no say about. No bond or election will be needed. NOw the wolf is at the doors of you the cash cow and you have invited him there by not participating in choosing who you gave that power too. Happy Days to come!!

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#7 May 26, 2012
MeanandNasty wrote:
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Wow I see the same stuff is still going on.
Tawny, this topic is 4 years old. Why do you have to dig up old topics. You have always been a mean and nasty girl. It's time for you to get professional help with your anger issues.
Informed voter

Melissa, TX

#8 May 27, 2012
careful grandma wrote:
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Tawny, this topic is 4 years old. Why do you have to dig up old topics. You have always been a mean and nasty girl. It's time for you to get professional help with your anger issues.
You cannot be a careful grandma unless you are one of the few who do not have to worry about rising taxes, utility rates or overly restictive ordanances and codes that are being forced upon all of us. This is most certianly not an old topic. It is very current and is a danger to the whole senior community. FYI this is not Tawni. She just may turn out to be the senior community's angel watchdog in this city. We hope she never stops her work.

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#9 May 30, 2012
Informed voter wrote:
<quoted text> You cannot be a careful grandma unless you are one of the few who do not have to worry about rising taxes, utility rates or overly restictive ordanances and codes that are being forced upon all of us. This is most certianly not an old topic. It is very current and is a danger to the whole senior community. FYI this is not Tawni. She just may turn out to be the senior community's angel watchdog in this city. We hope she never stops her work.
You are wrong, Tawni. This topic was started July 23, 2008. You are not an angel or a watchdog. You are a little girl who has too much idle time and nothing productive to fill it with. When are you leaving for Bali?
Remember

Grapevine, TX

#10 May 31, 2012
careful grandma wrote:
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You are wrong, Tawni. This topic was started July 23, 2008. You are not an angel or a watchdog. You are a little girl who has too much idle time and nothing productive to fill it with. When are you leaving for Bali?
The utility rates out of control due to neglegance of their postions caused two council members to be recalled. IT can happen again very simply. One of the current council members who was on the utility board at that time sits on the council and two more are currently involved with the utility board at the present time. IF you think your rates were high before just wait a bit. Now you have three members on the council that you have to put up with for three years or run them off using your power of recall if they do not protect you and your pocketbook. GEt on the city web site and find out WHO the members of the Utility Board are and watch what is about to occur. Your property taxes are going to spiril to pay for the new projects and wthe indebtedness your gloriious leaders are about to hand around your neck. This town is full of sheep who are easily lead and fooled. Wonder when they will get enough. The WOLF is at the table and about to dine.
MeanandNasty

Dallas, TX

#11 May 31, 2012
careful grandma wrote:
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You are wrong, Tawni. This topic was started July 23, 2008. You are not an angel or a watchdog. You are a little girl who has too much idle time and nothing productive to fill it with. When are you leaving for Bali?
Yes, it was started by me. Up until now I have stayed fairly much on the blogs concerning the state elections, but since I see that it appears like Jan and Evon (who the heck spells their name like that anyhow?) And her husband Don are constantly on here...
Well it seems that much like then, as now, there needs to be someone opening the doors for the public to see what's inside.
Garbage Detector

Lavon, TX

#12 May 31, 2012
MeanandNasty wrote:
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Yes, it was started by me. Up until now I have stayed fairly much on the blogs concerning the state elections, but since I see that it appears like Jan and Evon (who the heck spells their name like that anyhow?) And her husband Don are constantly on here...
Well it seems that much like then, as now, there needs to be someone opening the doors for the public to see what's inside.
Please join the folks who are tired of the nasty bunch who have managed by foul means to retain control of the city council for the time period. They were really desperate to do so this last election, wonder why? Bet you might just have some of the info about that, hmmmm? Why should we have all the fun chasing a few worthy folks to the jailhouse?

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