The Glendale Coalition for Better Government (GCBG) has retained Attorney Benjamin Benumof to challenge the 2014 water rate increase adopted by the Glendale City Council by the narrow vote of 3 to 2.
The Coalition has yet again been compelled to seek legal recourse in its fight to advocate for a responsible government that complies with the law and preserves the Glendale Utility infrastructure for the benefit of Glendale Citizens.
A few of the concerns raised by the Coalition include:
- The legality of a rate structure that charges residents for water at more than the cost of providing the service as required by proposition 218.
- The legality of a water fee structure that charges residents differently based on a tier system without providing any cost-of-service data to support the inequality of fees charged between four tiers.
- The legality and morality of charging different category of users of water arbitrarily so as to force one category to subsidize another.
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