Do I expect a change in the Lodi City Council’s forced increases? No, I do not. If the Lodi City Council raised rates $100 a month, the increase would still be passed.
The city council does not realize how they have stacked the deck against the citizens of Lodi — or then again, maybe they do. Only 2.85 percent of the citizens sent in letters of opposition. I am not surprised, but I do understand why people do not have the time for what most think is just another piece of junk mail.
When was this Proposition 218 first proposed, and by whom? Whoever this was, it was a pretty shrewd maneuver — I have to give him or her that.