I’m not going to try and convince you that your water rates shouldn’t go up – that would be a futile effort at this point as too many of you are happy to rob your neighbors for things you think matter despite the costs and associated corruption.
I’m likewise not going to try and convince you of the malfeasance and incompetence of our city council as that too would waste my time on this lovely Taco Tuesday.
Instead I’ll simply point you to what happened the last time the city screwed the people of Fullerton on their water rates:
- The Numbers Are In — The Illegal Water Tax Cost Us $27 Million Since 1997
- Now, What About Our Water Tax Refund? Part 1: A Recap
- Now, What About Our Water Tax Refund? Part 2: The Phony Report
- $6,000 Bonuses Part of Fullerton Water Rate Hike
- The Water District’s $571,400 Ethics Office
- Water Rate Study Ad Hoc Committee Calls On Council to Rescind Water Tax
- Jan Flory Talks About Sex and Water
- Water Tax Scofflaws Admit Guilt
Ultimately the illegal water rates, along with the Kelly Thomas murder, helped fuel a recall.
Why mention these things? Because Jan Flory was on council when you were being robbed last time, as was Jesus Silva’s wife, Sharon Quirk-Silva. Jennifer Fitzgerald was the heir-apparent of the three recalled council members who were happily robbing us blind. Ahmad Zhara is on the water board (and Poseidon will rob you more when he supports that boondoggle). Bruce Whitaker is the only council member who will voice concern but that concern will likely go nowhere.
They deserve to be yelled at, mocked and ridiculed for their stupidity and corruption. Mercilessly.
Here’s the basic increase schedule. Enjoy. If you live in an older house with a slightly larger intake pipe prepare to eat an additional $182.76 next year (and more each subsequent year) because screw you.
So tonight when staff and the council play the “we as a city NEED this money for rotting pipes” card you’ll know whom to laugh at profusely. The same jackasses that routinely steal your money to pad pensions and payroll for services which have been denied to you and your neighbors for literal generations.
This current water rate increase is another opportunity to raise your rates/taxes to pay for salaries and pensions to the people actively NOT FIXING the things you play them to fix. But this time they’ll fix it all, they promise. Or something. And if they muck it up again and just steal like normal oh well, the next crop of jackoffs in City Hall will wash their hands of the past and start the process of robbing you anew.
Congrats Fullerton, you’re about to get screwed again. You should be used to it by now.