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I know it is a hopeless effort because the rules state 50% of the rate payers have to send in a written protest in order for the increase not to happen but here is our chance to make a statement anyway. The Helix Water Board with the exception of Kathleen Hedberg, the peoples champion, have all voted to increase your water rates while they did nothing of significance to curb the excessive employee payroll and benefit costs in the recent negotiations which of course were negotiated for the ratepayers by none other than employees themselves. That's right, we the ratepayers had no say at the bargaining table under the leadership of Board President Verbeke and her three henchmen Richard Smith, Chuck Muse and John Linden all whom have been feeding at the public through for way too long. To vote no on the water increase, follow the instructions below. Any written protest must: (1) state that the identified property owner or customer of record is opposed to the proposed water rate increases; (2) provide the location of the identified parcel (by assessor’s parcel number or street address); and (3) include the name and signature of the property owner or customer of record submitting the protest. Written protests may be submitted by U.S. mail or in person to the Board Secretary, 7811 University Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91942, or at the Public Hearing provided they are received prior to the conclusion of the public comment portion of the Public Hearing.
Lets take a stand and let our current water board know we are not satisfied with the way they are doing business and speak even louder next November when we have a chance to vote out Richard Smith, Chuck Muse and John Linden.
Stay silent and we get what we deserve.