Tag Archive: Mikel Ward

Feb 17

Roll Back Storm Water Rates and Hidden Taxes

Fellow concerned taxpayers,  Many residents, businesses and non-profits are suffering sticker shock on utility bills from the new storm water rate calculations started in January.  Only a few with minimal impervious space saw a decrease.  Many residents with larger square footage homes saw an increase from $14 to almost $26 (almost double) and the largest non-residential properties with …

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Aug 19

UNFAIR CONCEALED CITY UTILITY TAXES ARE ROBBING YOUR FAMILY!

Hidden taxes on our utility bills have escalated $12.3 million since 2009-10 to a proposed $32.1 million in 2014-15.  This amount is now 1/5 of the City’s General Fund revenue and costs the average family of four an extra $500 over the actual cost of their utilities this year.  Obviously, those with modest incomes are least able to …

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