“There are three kinds of men. The ones that learn by readin’. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”
And in the case of the Oxnard City Council, it appears they need to pee on the electric fence more than once.
As reported in the Ventura County Star (Oxnard to consider raising utilities rates once again) the city council will consider raising rates again at Tuesday night's meeting.
"Earlier this year, the council was prepared to consider increases for water, wastewater and solid waste rates but ultimately approved hikes for wastewater customers within the city. Those wastewater rates went into effect in March and are being contested in a November ballot initiative."
"For water customers citywide, the proposal calls for a 15 percent increase in October, a 12 percent increase in January, and an 8 percent increase for the next three years starting 2018."
"Increases approved in January led Oxnard resident Aaron Starr to launch a ballot initiative campaign to repeal the new rates. The measure will appear on the November ballot as Starr faces legal action from the city."
First, massive wastewater rate increases. Now, massive water rate increases. This city council does not seem to learn from its mistakes.