Like I have said in the past, citizens having a chance to shoot down rate increases will only happen when pigs fly. As I have said before, to get more than 50 percent of the people in Lodi to send in a letter of opposition to the City Clerk will just not happen.
It seems anything concerning residents of Lodi is tied to state government regulation. Therefore, the city council has no choice but to charge the rate increases, whether needed or not. It is not our fault, it’s the State of California. Sometime it is hard to find the nut in this shell game.
So, folks, get ready for a 3-percent increase every year in your water rates for the next four years, and a 3-percent increase in wastewater per year for the next four years also. Save your pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves.