- Measure H at a glance
Measure H would repeal Lodi’s water rate increase, which accounts for around $3 million annually to pay for the cleanup of the city’s contaminated groundwater.
The water rate increase is unfair because all of Lodi’s citizens were not given a choice in the matter. They believe the city can find other ways to pay for the cleanup.
The city’s already tight budget would be in shambles if H passes. They say the city is still required to pay for the cleanup and important services such as public safety would have to be cut to make up for the $3 million shortfall.
— Matt Brown
Posted: Monday, October 30, 2006 10:00 pm
A recently formed coalition to defeat a Lodi ballot measure may have filled out organization papers illegally, according to local residents who support the measure.
The Clean Water Coalition of Lodi, formed by mortgage broker Chad Yourdon, filed a financial disclosure statement with the Lodi city clerk on Oct. 26. Yourdon’s signature on the statement does not match Yourdon’s signature on the statement to organize the coalition, which was filed with the secretary of state in Sacramento on Oct. 4.
Monday, October 30, 2006 10:00 pm.