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Council approves utility rate increases

To compensate for increased water, garbage and sewer costs imposed on the city, the City Council raised utility rates Tuesday.

Single-family homes will see an average increase of $1.15 for garbage service and $1.15 for sewer service per month. Water services for a household that uses 250 gallons per day would have its water bill increase from $31.18 to $32.74.

The council vote for the increases was unanimous and came with little debate. City staffers said nine protest letters had been filed in opposition to the rate increases.

Daniel DeBolt

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Posted by curious
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 11, 2009 at 2:16 pm

"an average increase of $1.15 for garbage service and $1.15 for sewer service PER MONTH"

This is outrageous. The City government has given these companies a blank check that the taxpayers have to make good.


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