That said, I received an e-mail from some damn fool calling himself Bryan yesterday, the kind of person I really wish would not frequent this blog anymore. Lord knows I have put out a whole lot of clues for such folks, but poor old Bryan has obviously been a little poky on the uptake. Here is the ridiculously misinformed nonsense he felt he needed to share with me.
Mr. Crawford, What's going on that over a week after information and protest ballots were sent out, you still haven't covered the 50% water rate hike set to begin August 1st in Sierra Madre??? You've devoted plenty of your time to your usual, juvenile Trump bashing, while neglecting core local issues. Shame on you.
I always find it amusing that there are still people who think I owe them something. And somehow they actually believe I will support the wild braying jackass of a claim that the current Prop 218 water foofaraw somehow involves an across the board 50% rate increase when obviously it does not.
At least not on Planet Earth.
I actually did cover the current Prop 218 water rate imbroglio, but apparently this Bryan character was doing a little power napping on May 21st and missed it. Below is the better part. Link here to view all of it it in the original.
Here are a couple of additional charts that you will need to able to do the math yourself.
All of which remains my understanding of the situation. Instead of Bryan's damn fool of an unsubstantiated claim that there is going to be a 50% general water rate increase, and that somehow I'm the enemy because I haven't accepted a ride on his merry outbound UFO, this will actually be a rate cut for every building in Sierra Madre with the exception of those unfortunate nine.
You can link to the relevant Staff Report for the May 22nd City Council meeting here.
If I am wrong, let me know. I'll gladly post what you have to say here if the evidence is compelling. Otherwise? Go elsewhere. Or don't. Just leave me out of it. If you think the city is lying, go hire a lawyer. Best of luck to you.
And look, all of this doesn't mean you shouldn't send in a Prop 218 protest ballot. Even if it is for only nine buildings. The water rate payers in town have been badly abused so many times in the past that you might want to send one in to City Hall if only out of principle. That is what I and probably around 30 other people would do.
Now if you are looking for some edgy blog excitement, tomorrow I will post something about what I believe is a spectacular act of betrayal on the part of Sierra Madre's current City Council.