The San Diego County Taxpayers Association is supporting the City of San Diego’s proposal to raise water rates 17 percent in 2016. The SDCTA’s press release states that the Association’s board of directors voted to support the rate increase “after a thorough analysis of the revenue challenges presented by drought conservation as well as the need to invest in projects that bolster water reliability for San Diego’s future.”

 “I am pleased to see the Taxpayers Association analyze and endorse San Diego’s proposed rate increase because all of the 24 water agencies in the San Diego region rely on the same water resources and supply chain, we are all struggling with the drought and mandatory conservation, and we all have aging infrastructure and key projects to fund,” said Carlos Lugo, Helix Water District’s General Manager.

Read SDCTA Press Release

Read City of San Diego’s Notice of Public Hearing