Friday, May 09, 2014

Prediction: Lower Water Rates in St. Augustine's Future

There's a $35,000 budget item on Monday's night agenda for a water rate study.
After that study is done, an ordinance will be drafted, basing water rates on the value to the users.
Currently, St. Augustine has the highest rates around, double the county and double any other jurisdiction in the entire six county St. Johns River Water Management District!
Ir is outrageous, intentional invidious discrimination in favor of one-percenters.
It violates Equal Protection and Due Process.
Average consumers should expect a decrease in our rates.
Low-income and elderly consumers should expect lifeline rates.
Residents outside the City should see an automatic decrease, eliminating the outrageous 25% extra they pay over City of St. Augustine residents
Large water users will see an increase.
Rose Kennedy's favorite Bible verse is, "To whom much is given, much is expected."
It's the right thing to do.
It's required by the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection and Due Process clauses.
Under new management, our City Hall now reads and understands the Fourteenth Amendment.
Let justice be done.
There's apparently never been a water rate study in the 449 year history of the City of St. Augustine.
As Bob Dylan once sang, "The times they are a-changin'!"

2 comments:

Patty Oconnell said...

Ed you were born to right wrongs and i am glad you help so many they don't know you are helping them, your reward will be great in heaven God Bless a Only Child.

Ed Slavin said...

Thank you!
We shall overcome!
Justice for Michelle O'Connell!