Articles Tagged With ‘water rates’




Cambria CSD approves another water and sewer rate hike

As it has done multiple times in recent years, the Cambria Community Services District Board of Directors approved water and sewer rate increases last week. On Oct. 4, the CSD held a ratepayer protest hearing, as required by California’s Proposition... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay approves rate hike for sewage plant despite protest

Morro Bay ratepayers submitted about 2,150 of the approximately 2,800 protest votes needed to stop a controversial water and sewer rate hike that will go toward funding the city’s planned sewage treatment plant project. Still, the Morro Bay City Council... (Continue reading)

Cambria CSD to remove its general manager

In a closed-session hearing last week, the Cambria Community Services District board decided to enter into negotiations on a separation agreement with CSD General Manager Jerry Gruber. [Cal Coast Times] On Aug. 31, the CSD board of directors met in... (Continue reading)

Cambrians can do better; cast your vote for change

OPINION by TINA DICKASON Cambrians are in desperate need of a change in the governing board of the Cambria Community Services District. We have an opportunity in this election to replace three incumbents, two who are up for re-election, and... (Continue reading)

Cambria general manager’s raise scrapped, for now

By KAREN VELIE Amid growing outrage, the Cambria Community Services District will not be voting Thursday to approve a contract giving the district’s general manager a 38 percent pay increase. The agenda change appears to be prompted by public complaints... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles council approves water rate hike

The Paso Robles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to endorse a rate hike that will nearly double the average water bill over the next five years. [Paso Robles Daily News] Following the 5-0 vote, the average monthly water bill will... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles seeking another water rate increase

Starting in a year, Paso Robles residents could be paying more for their water. If a staff proposal is passed by the council and not contested, the average monthly water cost would rise $32.14 from a current cost of $36.90... (Continue reading)

Cambria is running out of time and money

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Cambria Community Services District has just two and a half months before it will begin operating in the red, according to the district’s latest projections. Cambria is currently strapped for cash as it tries to get... (Continue reading)

SLO water, sewer rates go up again

San Luis Obispo water and sewer bills will increase next month and then will rise again in July 2017, continuing a multi-decade streak of increases. As of July 1, water rates will have increased for 12 straight years. Sewer rates... (Continue reading)

Water and sewer sale in San Luis Obispo

OPINION By RICHARD SCHMIDT You haven’t heard about it, though, because the city wants you to believe they’re doing the opposite, encouraging you to conserve water with appropriate “conservation pricing.” Like much at our city hall, that’s smoke and mirrors.... (Continue reading)