The San Diego County Board of Supervisors heard from the general public Wednesday on a proposed sewer system price improve for eight unincorporated communities, and finally delayed a deliberate vote in gentle of opposition.
The ordinance was initially set for approval Wednesday, however was continued till early Might after the county acquired finally 117 letters, an official stated.
On Might 3, the board will take into account a proposed price improve of 5.75% per 12 months for the following 5 fiscal years, based on the county Land Use & Atmosphere Group.
If accepted, the speed hike will probably be utilized to Alpine, Campo, East Otay Mesa, Julian, Lakeside, Pine Valley, Spring Valley and Winter Gardens.
The county handles sewer wants for 37,000 prospects inside supervisorial Districts 1, 2 and 4.
In response to LUGE, county Sanitation District charges are reviewed each 5 years “to make sure prospects pay their justifiable share for the providers offered and that funding is obtainable to function and preserve the system.”
Throughout Wednesday’s public listening to, a number of folks questioned whether or not the proposed price improve was honest.
One man, who recognized himself as Chris, stated he was representing tenants of a condominium complicated who don’t really feel they need to pay the identical price as these residing in massive houses.
“We solely have largely retired folks and low-income households, which implies throughout the half of the day most individuals are both in school or at work. How a lot sewage do you assume we’re utilizing?” requested Chris, who added that tenants turned in 50 signed protests.
Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer was absent from Wednesday’s assembly, as was Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, who’s on medical depart.
Fletcher final week introduced his resignation from the board efficient Might 15 within the wake of sexual assault and harassment allegations made by a former worker of the Metropolitan Transit System. Fletcher has denied the allegations, however admitted to having an affair with the worker.