Letters/Opinion: Oct. 11

Water rates: Enough of the ‘Tier System’

It was with great pleasure that I read the recent article written by Joe Tash with regards to the RSF Association’s stance against the Santa Fe Irrigation District on yet another rate increase and another Tier system as well as Mr. Gruzdowich’s commentary a week prior pointing out the violations of Proposition 218. Tiered water rates that deviate from the cost of service are a “no, no.”

Reviewing the recent eight-page notice from SFID it seems they arbitrarily create a new Tier system every time they want to increase the rates. First it was 2 Tiers, then it was 3 Tiers, currently it is 4 Tiers and now 2 Tiers? What would be so wrong to charge all parcels a blended uniform rate? It is something I would understand and gladly support.

Mr. Gruzdowich is right--it is time to make some noise! To the residents of Rancho Santa Fe and Fairbanks, take a moment and look at your water bills. How many times this year have you been in Tier 1 only? Let the protest letters begin. I, for one, have had enough of the “Tier System.”

Go get them Mr. Gallagher.

Cindy Baker

Rancho Santa Fe

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