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."
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