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Up Go Dixon's Water Rates. Share Your Thoughts.

Rates will rise 67 percent in the first year for clients served by the Dixon-Solano Water Authority, and 10 percent in the second year.

Not enough protest votes were received to stop a water rate hike for clients served by the Dixon-Solano Water Authority. 

As a result, water rates will rise 67 percent in the first year of the increase and 10 percent in the second year.

The City needed to receive 1,348 protest votes to stop the hike, but only received 126 valid votes, according to the Vacaville Reporter:

"[The Dixon-Solano Water Authority] is operating at a structural deficit of $70,000 per year, officials have said. Revenues will pay down the organization's bills and begin building a reserve. At present, there is no money for repairs, maintenance or anything else."

Share your thoughts about the rate increase and the protest process below. 

The Great Libertarian December 13, 2012 at 11:03 PM
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha .... I second that ...
The Great Libertarian December 13, 2012 at 11:05 PM
I suggest you eat your utility bill. Good fiber. By the way, look for sewer bills to go up next to fund an unneeded "activated sludge" project pushed by Herb "Double" Cross and Mayor BJ ...
The Great Libertarian December 13, 2012 at 11:12 PM
Nonsense. Solano Irrigation District, of which you are a board member, refused to address its ridiculous 119% surcharge on all work done for the DSWA. If that rate was reduced to a more reasonable 65%, a $100,000 difference would have put the DSWA back in the black. Considering that the city is charging $200,000 to do billing, that charge could be substantially reduced again bringing us further into the black. The fact of the matter is you ignored these points and endorsed a cost allocation study that is as phony as your protestation. By the way, the accounting was never finalized, took three years to gin up, and was like pulling teeth to get. It all comes back to that old question: "Can you really trust them?"
The Great Libertarian December 13, 2012 at 11:13 PM
the word is "constituents" ... and the city can do what SID does more effectively and in a more cost conscious way ... as John Galt said, "Get out of my way ..." and I will show you it can be done ...
The Great Libertarian December 13, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Dan, what Dane has told you is part of the story. People did have the ability to send their protest in by mail. They received a notification about this in the mail. Many sit back and expect the Dixon Chapter of the Solano County Taxpayers Association to go door to door to collect these like they have done in the past. Dan, as for Cal Water, yes their rates are astronomical and they are going higher. The difference is they are governed by the Public Utilities Commission who, in their infinite wisdom, decided to hold the hearings in San Fransicko after they got scared seeing four people at one of their "outreach" meetings in Dixon. I agree that Cal Water definitely needs to be "absorbed" sometime in the future. It will have to wait until after we have trained staff and a "utility district" established and functioning at optimal levels.

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