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Citizens in multi-family housing should participate in meter talks

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Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 12:00 am

My recent comments printed in the Wednesday, Jan. 29 paper need some clarification.

During the Lodi City Council study session to receive information regarding future water utility policies, I said, "Some of these (regulations) and some of these proposals, I think, are a bit out of touch with reality." Specifically, that was in reference to a statement from a state water agency's future goal of having every unit in multi-family housing be metered for water.

In reality, many older multi-family apartments have two water lines into each unit — a cold water line, and a hot water line from a large community hot water heater tank. So, two meters for each apartment?

I urge all property managers, property owners and tenants in multi-family properties to be part of the upcoming discussions, and to voice your concerns and opinions on water metering multi-family housing in the city of Lodi.

Nancy Watts


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  • Bobcatbob Ingram posted at 10:23 am on Wed, Feb 6, 2013.

    99er Posts: 119

    pardon Me for cutting across the thread again but I want to write privately to Doug Chaney... I tried to go through face book but they want me to pay a dollar.
    sooo Doug look in Your ' other' folder in Facebook I have sent You a friends request,
    ....... Thanks All for Understanding

  • Bobcatbob Ingram posted at 10:06 am on Wed, Feb 6, 2013.

    99er Posts: 119

    Your elected officials not acting like Your the Boss ??
    Since Your community pays them it seems they should have meetings convenient to the community, but count Your blessings because here in Sacramento they sometimes hold meetings in the evening but NOBODY can attend unless they are on the 'approved' list.

    Do you think a live video feed from all Government meetings, except Dept of Defense Types, would help ?

    and to jump back to the original thread starter, Nancy Watts I don't know if You are on a smart meter system but here in Sac they can read the water You've used from down town, so the cost of monthly reading is minimal.
    What do You think about it Nancy ??

  • Doug Chaney posted at 6:54 am on Wed, Feb 6, 2013.

    advocate Posts: 502

    Ms. Watts, that's why the Lodi city council has these Tuesday 7AM "shirtsleeve" meetings, in my opinion, is to keep concerned citizens like us in the blind on these important issues by discussing issues such as this in the early morning meetings where they are well aware that very few, if any, concerned Lodians would take time off work to attend these "secret" 7AM meetings. I'm even surprised the Sentinel covered this issue, as many other important outcomes of these 7AM meetings are passed over in the Lodi paper for news pertaining to Galt and their dysfunctional council and their panderings, rather than inform the citizenry of what's happening in Lodi by opting to direct attention to the city of Galt and their school district and internal city financial problems. Can you offer me any other sound reasoning for any government entity, city councils, etc., to have regular 7AM meetings? If these are indeed public meetings, then why are they constantly scheduled so most Lodians are unable to attend and seemingly always cover important issues that should be presented at the public meetings on every other Wednesday at 7PM, allowing most Lodians to participate and make any comments or objections they should have concerning the particular issue.


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