I wanted to update you on the increased water charges that property owners saw on their most recent water and sewer bills. I received a lot of calls and emails about this and I know that the $240 annual increase is affecting people’s bottom lines – especially those on fixed incomes.
The Board of Alderman were not notified in advance about this increase and, unfortunately, the Board has no power to offer remedies on this issue – the city ordinance that controls this states that the Administration has total discretion over this.
Under the leadership of Board President Bill White, we have changed that ordinance, and before any future increases, the Board will be notified. I will also continue to impress on the Administration the need to keep water charges as low as possible.
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Alderman, Ward 4