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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Water Torturing L.A.

More good news: the City Clowncil voted 11-0 to hike your water rates.

Bear in mind that the DWP operates at a profit as it is. So rather than lose the millions of extra dollars it generates each year -- money used for junkets to Japan -- the Clowncil decided you should pay even more than you do already.

Rates will go up 2.75% this year, and then 2.75% next year.

Read: http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4443038


Anonymous Anonymous said:

So everything in life goes up in price, but you think that water, a precious commodity whose security and quality are (rightly so) highly regulated, should stay at the same price?

I suppose you'd have them start cutting corners on reservoir security?

October 05, 2006 7:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The point is DWP is corrupt.

October 05, 2006 8:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Clowncil only sees dollar signs when the DWP requests a rate increase. Logic has abandoned every single one of them -- and they want term limit extensions? When responsible for spending their constituents' dollars, these folks view us as their golden trough. Well, those of us who make up that golden trough need to get out and vote on November 7th and again in March. Put your vote where your mouth is!

October 05, 2006 8:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Somebody's got to pay for that sweet union deal that Tony negotiated. Just like the MTA mechanics making over 100K a year. You guys gave the chicken coupe to the fox, that's what you get. Except of course if your are those other engineers who got left out in the cold.

October 05, 2006 9:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes, everything in life does go up in price, but not at the point of being a total gouge.

The point is also that we're getting screwed AGAIN without having a chance to say NO. It's a recurring pattern. School takeover, trash fee increase, Measure H, Measure R, and now this. Dollars to doughnuts says that the money goes this time for some totally unrelated cause like paying for the City's legal defense against the Fire Department class action suit. My wallet is beginning to feel like a cheap whore with so many hands wanting to get in it.

At first I thought it was arrogance on the part of the Clowncil. Then I thought it was greed. Now I'm not quite sure what to think, but I sure know what I'm going to do in November!

October 05, 2006 10:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah i mean the water coming out of my faucet is always corrupt and the fact that the LA DWP comes in either 1st or second every year for the quality of their water isn't something we should care about either.

Everything is corrupt -- everyone is corrupt -- that is the world i live in!

October 05, 2006 11:27 AM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

The point is also that this is a PUBLIC UTILITY that generates hundreds of millions of dollars of PROFIT each year that is sloshed over into the general fund. It's labeled "surplus," but what it means is that you and I are charged more than it costs to provide the service, maintain the facilities, etc.

Do you get it? They don't need the money for reservoir security; they already have it; they already receive millions more than they need each year. Using the money they ALREADY RECEIVE, they could pay for increased security, along with their musical theater company. (You know they had a musical theater company, right?)

The purpose of the rate hike is NOT to pay for needed improvements. The purpose of the rate hike is to get more money from our pockets so career politicians can redistribute it to their special interest supporters.

Get it now? It's a scam.

P.S. Not everything goes up in price. Rainfall, for example, is pretty much free. The price of gas is down. Computer prices have plummeted. Etc.

October 05, 2006 12:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

DWP should be ashamed to be hiking the price while providing such vile tasting water to the public.

October 05, 2006 1:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Mexican mafia MUST be thrown out of office. There is a HUGE power grab for the water district in 26 cities controlled by the MOST corrupt Mexicans on the planet: Maywood and the cities that are forming the corrupt Council of 26 Mayors who are highjacking the LAUSD! One of these corrupt Mexicans will be controlling a huge LA water district!!!

Check out watchourcity.com to see who these crooks are....

Never before in the history of LA has there been so much corruption!!! The city is a shithole and has the highest tax rate in the country.

If the Mexican mafia is not removed in Nov and March, there will be a mass exodus from LA. In fact it has been ongoing for some time.

Tony Villar is mayor of NOTHING!!! NO ONE wants to come to LA...only more illegals!!!!!

They can have it!!!! Good riddance to bad rubbish!

October 05, 2006 1:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Doesn't the clowncil use the DWP to transfer money to their general fund? I'm almost positive they've done that transferring millions of dollars from DWP to the clowncil's general fund.

October 05, 2006 9:50 PM  

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