Recent Changes for "Proposed Water Rate Increase" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_IncreaseRecent Changes of the page "Proposed Water Rate Increase" on Davis Wiki.en-us Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2013-02-02 18:49:02CovertProfessorre-adding what I think is clearly true <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The city of Davis is proposing a complete overhaul of the ["tap water" water] system. The proposed system will be a conjugative use project that will draw from both ground and surface water sources, the surface water would come from the Sacramento River and the ground water would come from one of our ["Davis water wells" wells]. This would represent the most costly infrastructure project in the town's history. It's a very controversial issue that has ["Vitriol about the water rate hikes" pissed off many citizens] primarily because, under the original proposal, some have said that it could triple or even quadruple the current water rates. It is a joint project with the city of ["Woodland"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The city of Davis is proposing a complete overhaul of the ["tap water" water] system. The proposed system will be a conjugative use project that will draw from both ground and surface water sources, the surface water would come from the Sacramento River and the ground water would come from one of our ["Davis water wells" wells]. This would represent the most costly infrastructure project in the town's history. It's a very controversial issue that has ["Vitriol about the water rate hikes" pissed off many citizens] primarily because, under the original proposal, some have said that it could triple or even quadruple the current water rates<span>; all this while we are in one of the worst economic climates of recent memory</span>. It is a joint project with the city of ["Woodland"]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2013-02-02 18:32:07CatherineHawe <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The city of Davis is proposing a complete overhaul of the ["tap water" water] system. <span>Under the new system</span>, <span>our</span> water would come from the Sacramento River <span>instead</span> of our ["Davis water wells" wells]. This would represent the most costly infrastructure project in the town's history. It's a very controversial issue that has ["Vitriol about the water rate hikes" pissed off many citizens] primarily because, under the original proposal, some have said that it could triple or even quadruple the current water rates<span>; all this while we are in one of the worst economic climates of recent memory</span>. It is a joint project with the city of ["Woodland"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The city of Davis is proposing a complete overhaul of the ["tap water" water] system. <span>The proposed system will be a conjugative use project that will draw from both ground and surface water sources</span>, <span>the surface</span> water would come from the Sacramento River <span>and the ground water would come from one</span> of our ["Davis water wells" wells]. This would represent the most costly infrastructure project in the town's history. It's a very controversial issue that has ["Vitriol about the water rate hikes" pissed off many citizens] primarily because, under the original proposal, some have said that it could triple or even quadruple the current water rates. It is a joint project with the city of ["Woodland"]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + On March 5th 2013 Davis citizens will have the opportunity to vote on moving the proposed water project forward. ["March 2013 Election/Measure I"] if passed would allow the City of Davis to move forward with the Woodland-Davis water project.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2012-05-10 12:28:40ScottMeehleibslight clarification of what the WAC actually does <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> On December 6, 2011, the council decided to voluntarily drop the planned rate hike. Futhermore, several of the council members now seem to have come to grips with an upcoming citywide vote on the project. The measure will be placed on the ["November 2012 Presidential Election" November 2012 General Election] ballot. In the meantime, the council has formed a ["Water Advisory Committee"]<span>&nbsp;to come up with an improved,</span> cost-effective<span>&nbsp;plan for the water project</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> On December 6, 2011, the council decided to voluntarily drop the planned rate hike. Futhermore, several of the council members now seem to have come to grips with an upcoming citywide vote on the project. The measure will be placed on the ["November 2012 Presidential Election" November 2012 General Election] ballot. In the meantime, the council has formed a ["Water Advisory Committee"]<span>. The committee will make recommendations on how to improve the water project plan overall and make it more</span> cost-effective. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2012-05-10 10:30:23ScottMeehleibballot measure apparently still being drafted, set for Nov. election <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> On December 6, 2011, the council decided to voluntarily drop the planned rate hike. Futhermore, several of the council members now seem to have come to grips with an upcoming citywide vote on the project. In the meantime, the council has formed a ["Water Advisory Committee"] to come up with an improved, cost-effective plan for the water project. </td> <td> <span>+</span> On December 6, 2011, the council decided to voluntarily drop the planned rate hike. Futhermore, several of the council members now seem to have come to grips with an upcoming citywide vote on the project. <span>The measure will be placed on the ["November 2012 Presidential Election" November 2012 General Election] ballot. </span>In the meantime, the council has formed a ["Water Advisory Committee"] to come up with an improved, cost-effective plan for the water project. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2012-05-09 12:47:39ScottMeehleibrevert this old "news" if I'm wrong, but I think the debates ended long ago <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- = News =<br> - Although the referendum to stop the rate increase was validated as having enough signatures,[http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/city/city-attorney-says-no-go-on-referendum/ there's a debate if it applies]<br> - -----<br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2012-05-09 12:44:45ScottMeehleibAdded recent events as I understand them <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ On December 6, 2011, the council decided to voluntarily drop the planned rate hike. Futhermore, several of the council members now seem to have come to grips with an upcoming citywide vote on the project. In the meantime, the council has formed a ["Water Advisory Committee"] to come up with an improved, cost-effective plan for the water project.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2012-05-09 12:07:30CovertProfessorThis pg needs updating. Really, we need a "Surface Water Project" pg-volunteers? <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 44: </td> <td> Line 44: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2012-03-04 11:32:15ScottMeehleibRestoring deleted article link. Is Enterprise paywall finally gone for good? <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Davis Enterprise October 11, 2011 - [http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/city/several-davis-residents-say-think-before-you-sign/ "Think Before You Sign"]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-11-17 00:36:10BruceHansendifferent article with both sides of debae <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Although the referendum to stop the rate increase was validated as having enough signatures,<span>&nbsp;the City Attorney says that a </span>[http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/city/city-attorney-says-no-go-on-referendum/ <span>re</span>f<span>erendum doesn't apply</span>]<span>; an initiative would be required.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Although the referendum to stop the rate increase was validated as having enough signatures,[http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/city/city-attorney-says-no-go-on-referendum/ <span>there's a debate i</span>f<span>&nbsp;it applies</span>] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-11-17 00:26:04BruceHansen(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Although he referendum to stop the rate increase was validated as having enough signatures, the City Attorney says that a [http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/city/city-attorney-says-no-go-on-referendum/ referendum doesn't apply]; an initiative would be required. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Although <span>t</span>he referendum to stop the rate increase was validated as having enough signatures, the City Attorney says that a [http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/city/city-attorney-says-no-go-on-referendum/ referendum doesn't apply]; an initiative would be required. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-11-17 00:15:55BruceHansennews - validated referendum doesn't apply <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ = News =<br> + Although he referendum to stop the rate increase was validated as having enough signatures, the City Attorney says that a [http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/city/city-attorney-says-no-go-on-referendum/ referendum doesn't apply]; an initiative would be required.<br> + -----<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-11-15 14:38:26ScottMeehleibreplacing link to "water" entry with link to "tap water." more relevant to topic <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The city of Davis is proposing a complete overhaul of the ["<span>water"</span>] system. Under the new system, our water would come from the Sacramento River instead of our ["Davis water wells" wells]. This would represent the most costly infrastructure project in the town's history. It's a very controversial issue that has ["Vitriol about the water rate hikes" pissed off many citizens] primarily because, under the original proposal, some have said that it could triple or even quadruple the current water rates; all this while we are in one of the worst economic climates of recent memory. It is a joint project with the city of ["Woodland"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The city of Davis is proposing a complete overhaul of the ["<span>tap water" water</span>] system. Under the new system, our water would come from the Sacramento River instead of our ["Davis water wells" wells]. This would represent the most costly infrastructure project in the town's history. It's a very controversial issue that has ["Vitriol about the water rate hikes" pissed off many citizens] primarily because, under the original proposal, some have said that it could triple or even quadruple the current water rates; all this while we are in one of the worst economic climates of recent memory. It is a joint project with the city of ["Woodland"]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-11-15 14:30:43ScottMeehleibsplitting into parts to improve readability <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + =Background=</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ =Proposal=</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ =Other Resources and Commentary=</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-11-15 14:16:53ScottMeehleibreferendum update. enough signatures have been collected <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + As of mid-November, 2011, it appears extremely likely that a referendum will indeed be put to the ballot. The movement to petition the water rate hike was successful in gathering the number of required signatures. Although some members of the city government appear skeptical of the referendum's legality, there is now a lot of pressure on the city to allow the water rate issue to be voted on.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-10-20 16:28:45KarlJohnson <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Independent professional studies commissioned by the Davis City Council repeatedly confirmed the Davis-Woodland Water Supply project as the least-cost option for meeting drinking water and wastewater quality regulations, and ensuring that water is always available when needed. A panel of nationally-recognized drinking water experts was convened in 2008 by the National Water Research Institute and their results were provided in a [http://www.wdcwa.com/docs/NWRI-Final-Panel-Report-on-the-Davis-Project-20080718.pdf written report]. In the report, the independent panel concluded that "the most serious consequence of postponing the project is the probability of losing the pending appropriative right to withdraw up to 46,100 acre-feet of water per year from the Sacramento River. The application to secure these rights was submitted to the SWRCB by Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District in 1994 in response to a county-wide water supply study. That application has been reassigned to the Project Partners. The SWRCB, however, requires due diligence on the part of the applicant to pursue and implement water rights. Therefore, if the Project Partners are not able to show timely progress, the SWRCB is likely to cancel the application. The net result of this action would be that the Project Partners would have to start the process anew, thereby losing their “place in line.” The money expended thus far in pursuing this application has exceeded $3 million. If the effort to secure these water rights is postponed to a later date, much of the work would have to be redone." The independent panel also concluded that "postponement of the project to a later date would likely result in the loss of upstream water currently available for purchase to supplement the amount of water needed during the summer months." Due to pressures such as future population growth and climate change, the ability to purchase needed water at a future date will be far more difficult and expensive. Furthermore, the water may not even be available.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-10-20 13:21:01KarlJohnsonContext on the need for surface water is included <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Woodland and Davis are two of only a very few cities in California that still rely entirely on groundwater for water supplies. In the past, groundwater was good and plentiful enough to meet community needs, and also state and federal water quality regulations. By itself, groundwater isn’t good enough anymore to meet anticipated state water quality and wastewater discharge regulations. The quality of local groundwater supplies is getting worse. Our groundwater has an increasing amount of salts and other minerals that threaten the environment and public health. The Cities cannot meet anticipated future regulations for the water coming into homes, or for water returned to the environment after leaving the wastewater treatment facilities. A number of groundwater wells in Davis and Woodland have been shut down and destroyed because they no longer work and can’t be fixed, or because they compromise drinking water quality. Even with major improvements to groundwater facilities (wells and pumps, for example), Davis and Woodland would still fall short of meeting future water quality regulations for drinking water and treated wastewater. It’s the quality of the water – not the quantity – that’s driving the shift from groundwater to surface water.<br> + <br> + The high, naturally-occurring salt content in the groundwater combined with additional salt from consumer uses (including water softeners) results in a high concentration of salts in the water. “Used” water that leaves our homes – also known as “wastewater” – has even higher concentrations of salt than the water that comes into our homes. For wastewater, the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board) is aggressively pursuing requirements for reductions in salt discharges to protect the environment and other downstream water users. For example, consumers may be required to switch from salt-based water softeners (maintained by homeowners) to ion exchange-based water softeners (maintained by water softener vendors) that will add significant costs (about $42 per month). Discharges of treated wastewater in the Central Valley will have to meet more stringent salinity standards in the future. Switching to surface water should eliminate the need for water softeners.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-10-14 11:17:59KemblePopethis page needs some SERIOUS help <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Include(Seed)]]<br> + [[Include(FactCheck)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The city of Davis is proposing a complete overhaul of the ["water"] system. Under the new system, our water would come from the Sacramento River instead of our ["Davis water wells" wells]. This would represent the most costly infrastructure project in the town's history. It's a very controversial issue that has ["Vitriol about the water rate hikes" pissed off many citizens] primarily because, under the original proposal, some have said that it <span>'''</span>could triple or even quadruple the current water rates<span>'''</span>; all this while we are in one of the worst economic climates of recent memory. It is a joint project with the city of ["Woodland"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The city of Davis is proposing a complete overhaul of the ["water"] system. Under the new system, our water would come from the Sacramento River instead of our ["Davis water wells" wells]. This would represent the most costly infrastructure project in the town's history. It's a very controversial issue that has ["Vitriol about the water rate hikes" pissed off many citizens] primarily because, under the original proposal, some have said that it could triple or even quadruple the current water rates; all this while we are in one of the worst economic climates of recent memory. It is a joint project with the city of ["Woodland"]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-10-13 16:41:43BruceHansenThe People's Vanguard of Davis - The Democratic Right to Fear the People link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Davis <span>e</span>nterprise recently ran an article where they interview some people who claim that you should think before you sign the petition that allows the citizens have a choice, I for one would love to engage these people in a debate. ["Daubert"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Davis <span>E</span>nterprise recently ran an article where they interview some people who claim that you should think before you sign the petition that allows the citizens have a choice, I for one would love to engage these people in a debate. ["Daubert"]<span><br> + <br> + [http://davisvanguard.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=4762:counter-protest-message-the-democratic-right-to-fear-the-people&amp;catid=50:elections&amp;Itemid=83 The People's Vanguard of Davis - Counter Protest Message: The Democratic Right to Fear the People]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-10-13 12:20:14StevenDaubertarticle is behind a paywall, removing the link until it's clickable to read arti <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Davis Enterprise October 11 [http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/city/several-davis-residents-say-think-before-you-sign/ "Think before you sign."]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The Davis enterprise recently ran an article where they interview some people who claim that you should think before you sign the petition that allows the citizens have a choice, I for one would love to engage these people in a debate. ["Daubert"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-10-13 11:22:29BruceHansenDavis Enterprise "Think before you sign" <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Davis Enterprise October 11 [http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/city/several-davis-residents-say-think-before-you-sign/ "Think before you sign."]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-10-09 20:28:11MyRealNameadded wdcwa link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Woodland Davis Clean Water Agency: [http://www.wdcwa.com/]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-10-09 20:22:09MyRealName(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Sewer and sanitation rates will also be going up. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Sewer and sanitation rates will also be going up.<span>&nbsp;(source?)</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-10-09 20:20:47MyRealName(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Proposition 218 allowed for protests to be submitted by ratepayers (i.e., residential and commercial property owners), one protest per property. By the deadline, 4855 had filed Prop 218 protests, with 185 of those not being fully validated. This represents almost 30% of Davis's 15,812 ratepayers; more than 50% was needed to overturn the proposed rate increase. [http://davisvanguard.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=4673:this-is-democracy-council-more-than-doubles-water-rates-at-nearly-330-in-the-morning&amp;Itemid=79 According to the Vanguard], at 3:20 AM on September 7, 2011, the ["City Council"] <span>'''passed'''</span> a series of motions that will amount to almost a '''doubling''' of the water rates after five years, a reduction from the previous proposal. [http://www.davisenterprise.com/home-page/featured-stories/council-oks-water-rates-advisory-committee/ According to The Davis Enterprise], "[t]he new numbers were achieved by pushing back local capital improvements and using more optimistic cost assumptions, since actual costs are unknown until construction bids are received." However, council member Sue Greenwald has cautioned against having blind faith in the so-called "optimistic cost assumptions." In a comment made on the Vanguard, she stated, "It doesn't matter what the council says the rates are. Once those bonds are issued, the rates will have to be whatever it takes to pay the interest and principle on the bonds." Therefore, in the long run, we may or may not still see a rate hike in line with the original high-end estimates. For now the plan is that the rates will increase by no more than 14% each year. The vote was 4-1, with ["Sue Greenwald"] dissenting. It is still possible that voters could try to put the rate increase to a referendum vote. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Proposition 218 allowed for protests to be submitted by ratepayers (i.e., residential and commercial property owners), one protest per property. By the deadline, 4855 had filed Prop 218 protests, with 185 of those not being fully validated. This represents almost 30% of Davis's 15,812 ratepayers; more than 50% was needed to overturn the proposed rate increase. [http://davisvanguard.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=4673:this-is-democracy-council-more-than-doubles-water-rates-at-nearly-330-in-the-morning&amp;Itemid=79 According to the Vanguard], at 3:20 AM on September 7, 2011, the ["City Council"] <span>passed</span> a series of motions that will amount to almost a '''doubling''' of the water rates after five years, a reduction from the previous proposal. [http://www.davisenterprise.com/home-page/featured-stories/council-oks-water-rates-advisory-committee/ According to The Davis Enterprise], "[t]he new numbers were achieved by pushing back local capital improvements and using more optimistic cost assumptions, since actual costs are unknown until construction bids are received." However, council member Sue Greenwald has cautioned against having blind faith in the so-called "optimistic cost assumptions." In a comment made on the Vanguard, she stated, "It doesn't matter what the council says the rates are. Once those bonds are issued, the rates will have to be whatever it takes to pay the interest and principle on the bonds." Therefore, in the long run, we may or may not still see a rate hike in line with the original high-end estimates. For now the plan is that the rates will increase by no more than 14% each year. The vote was 4-1, with ["Sue Greenwald"] dissenting. It is still possible that voters could try to put the rate increase to a referendum vote. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-10-09 20:19:55MyRealName(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The city of Davis is proposing a complete overhaul of the ["water"] system. Under the new system, our water would come from the Sacramento River instead of our ["Davis water wells" wells]. This would represent the most costly infrastructure project in the town's history. It's a very controversial issue that has ["Vitriol about the water rate hikes" pissed off many citizens] primarily because, under the original proposal, some have said that it <span>could '''</span>triple or even quadruple the current water rates'''; all this while we are in one of the worst economic climates of recent memory. It is a joint project with the city of ["Woodland"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The city of Davis is proposing a complete overhaul of the ["water"] system. Under the new system, our water would come from the Sacramento River instead of our ["Davis water wells" wells]. This would represent the most costly infrastructure project in the town's history. It's a very controversial issue that has ["Vitriol about the water rate hikes" pissed off many citizens] primarily because, under the original proposal, some have said that it <span>'''could </span>triple or even quadruple the current water rates'''; all this while we are in one of the worst economic climates of recent memory. It is a joint project with the city of ["Woodland"]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-09-07 12:16:17ScottMeehleibquote from Sue Greenwald as to why rates still may more than double <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Proposition 218 allowed for protests to be submitted by ratepayers (i.e., residential and commercial property owners), one protest per property. By the deadline, 4855 had filed Prop 218 protests, with 185 of those not being fully validated. This represents almost 30% of Davis's 15,812 ratepayers; more than 50% was needed to overturn the proposed rate increase. [http://davisvanguard.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=4673:this-is-democracy-council-more-than-doubles-water-rates-at-nearly-330-in-the-morning&amp;Itemid=79 According to the Vanguard], at 3:20 AM on September 7, 2011, the ["City Council"] '''passed''' a series of motions that will amount to almost a '''doubling''' of the water rates after five years, a reduction from the previous proposal. [http://www.davisenterprise.com/home-page/featured-stories/council-oks-water-rates-advisory-committee/ According to The Davis Enterprise], "[t]he new numbers were achieved by pushing back local capital improvements and using more optimistic cost assumptions, since actual costs are unknown until construction bids are received." The rates will increase by no more than 14% each year. The vote was 4-1, with ["Sue Greenwald"] dissenting. It is still possible that voters could try to put the rate increase to a referendum vote. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Proposition 218 allowed for protests to be submitted by ratepayers (i.e., residential and commercial property owners), one protest per property. By the deadline, 4855 had filed Prop 218 protests, with 185 of those not being fully validated. This represents almost 30% of Davis's 15,812 ratepayers; more than 50% was needed to overturn the proposed rate increase. [http://davisvanguard.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=4673:this-is-democracy-council-more-than-doubles-water-rates-at-nearly-330-in-the-morning&amp;Itemid=79 According to the Vanguard], at 3:20 AM on September 7, 2011, the ["City Council"] '''passed''' a series of motions that will amount to almost a '''doubling''' of the water rates after five years, a reduction from the previous proposal. [http://www.davisenterprise.com/home-page/featured-stories/council-oks-water-rates-advisory-committee/ According to The Davis Enterprise], "[t]he new numbers were achieved by pushing back local capital improvements and using more optimistic cost assumptions, since actual costs are unknown until construction bids are received." <span>However, council member Sue Greenwald has cautioned against having blind faith in the so-called "optimistic cost assumptions." In a comment made on the Vanguard, she stated, "It doesn't matter what the council says the rates are. Once those bonds are issued, the rates will have to be whatever it takes to pay the interest and principle on the bonds."</span> T<span>herefore, in the long run, we may or may not still see a rate hike in line with the original high-end estimates. For now the plan is that t</span>he rates will increase by no more than 14% each year. The vote was 4-1, with ["Sue Greenwald"] dissenting. It is still possible that voters could try to put the rate increase to a referendum vote. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-09-07 12:06:49DonShor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The city of Davis is proposing a complete overhaul of the ["water"] system. Under the new system, our water would come from the Sacramento River instead of our ["Davis water wells" wells]. This would represent the most costly infrastructure project in the town's history. It's a very controversial issue that has ["Vitriol about the water rate hikes" pissed off many citizens] primarily because, under the original proposal, <span>it w</span>ould '''triple or even quadruple the current water rates'''; all this while we are in one of the worst economic climates of recent memory. It is a joint project with the city of ["Woodland"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The city of Davis is proposing a complete overhaul of the ["water"] system. Under the new system, our water would come from the Sacramento River instead of our ["Davis water wells" wells]. This would represent the most costly infrastructure project in the town's history. It's a very controversial issue that has ["Vitriol about the water rate hikes" pissed off many citizens] primarily because, under the original proposal, <span>some have said that it c</span>ould '''triple or even quadruple the current water rates'''; all this while we are in one of the worst economic climates of recent memory. It is a joint project with the city of ["Woodland"]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-09-07 12:05:55CovertProfessor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Proposition 218 allowed for protests to be submitted by ratepayers (i.e., residential and commercial property owners), one protest per property. By the deadline, 4855 had filed Prop 218 protests, with 185 of those not being fully validated. This represents almost 30% of Davis's 15,812 ratepayers; more than 50% was needed to overturn the proposed rate increase. [http://davisvanguard.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=4673:this-is-democracy-council-more-than-doubles-water-rates-at-nearly-330-in-the-morning&amp;Itemid=79 According to the Vanguard], at 3:20 AM on September 7, 2011, the ["City Council"] '''passed''' a series of motions that will amount to almost a '''doubling''' of the water rates after five years, a reduction from the previous proposal. <span>According to </span>[http://www.davisenterprise.com/home-page/featured-stories/council-oks-water-rates-advisory-committee/ The Davis Enterprise], "[t]he new numbers were achieved by pushing back local capital improvements and using more optimistic cost assumptions, since actual costs are unknown until construction bids are received." The rates will increase by no more than 14% each year. The vote was 4-1, with ["Sue Greenwald"] dissenting. It is still possible that voters could try to put the rate increase to a referendum vote. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Proposition 218 allowed for protests to be submitted by ratepayers (i.e., residential and commercial property owners), one protest per property. By the deadline, 4855 had filed Prop 218 protests, with 185 of those not being fully validated. This represents almost 30% of Davis's 15,812 ratepayers; more than 50% was needed to overturn the proposed rate increase. [http://davisvanguard.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=4673:this-is-democracy-council-more-than-doubles-water-rates-at-nearly-330-in-the-morning&amp;Itemid=79 According to the Vanguard], at 3:20 AM on September 7, 2011, the ["City Council"] '''passed''' a series of motions that will amount to almost a '''doubling''' of the water rates after five years, a reduction from the previous proposal. [http://www.davisenterprise.com/home-page/featured-stories/council-oks-water-rates-advisory-committee/ <span>According to </span>The Davis Enterprise], "[t]he new numbers were achieved by pushing back local capital improvements and using more optimistic cost assumptions, since actual costs are unknown until construction bids are received." The rates will increase by no more than 14% each year. The vote was 4-1, with ["Sue Greenwald"] dissenting. It is still possible that voters could try to put the rate increase to a referendum vote. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-09-07 11:50:17CovertProfessor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ------</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-09-07 11:48:09CovertProfessor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The city of Davis is proposing a complete overhaul of the ["water"] system. Under the new system, our water would come from the Sacramento River instead of our ["Davis water wells" wells]. This would represent the most costly infrastructure project in the town's history. It's a very controversial issue that has ["Vitriol about the water rate hikes" pissed off many citizens] primarily because, under the original proposal, it would triple or even quadruple the current water rates; all this while we are in one of the worst economic climates of recent memory. It is a joint project with the city of ["Woodland"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The city of Davis is proposing a complete overhaul of the ["water"] system. Under the new system, our water would come from the Sacramento River instead of our ["Davis water wells" wells]. This would represent the most costly infrastructure project in the town's history. It's a very controversial issue that has ["Vitriol about the water rate hikes" pissed off many citizens] primarily because, under the original proposal, it would <span>'''</span>triple or even quadruple the current water rates<span>'''</span>; all this while we are in one of the worst economic climates of recent memory. It is a joint project with the city of ["Woodland"]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Proposition 218 allowed for protests to be submitted by ratepayers (i.e., residential and commercial property owners), one protest per property. By the deadline, 4855 had filed Prop 218 protests, with 185 of those not being fully validated. This represents almost 30% of Davis's 15,812 ratepayers; more than 50% was needed to overturn the proposed rate increase. [http://davisvanguard.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=4673:this-is-democracy-council-more-than-doubles-water-rates-at-nearly-330-in-the-morning&amp;Itemid=79 According to the Vanguard], at 3:20 AM on September 7, 2011, the ["City Council"] <span>passed</span> a series of motions that will amount to almost a doubling of the water rates after five years, a reduction from the previous proposal. The rates will increase by no more than 14% each year. The vote was 4-1, with ["Sue Greenwald"] dissenting. It is still possible that voters could try to put the rate increase to a referendum vote. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Proposition 218 allowed for protests to be submitted by ratepayers (i.e., residential and commercial property owners), one protest per property. By the deadline, 4855 had filed Prop 218 protests, with 185 of those not being fully validated. This represents almost 30% of Davis's 15,812 ratepayers; more than 50% was needed to overturn the proposed rate increase. [http://davisvanguard.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=4673:this-is-democracy-council-more-than-doubles-water-rates-at-nearly-330-in-the-morning&amp;Itemid=79 According to the Vanguard], at 3:20 AM on September 7, 2011, the ["City Council"] <span>'''passed'''</span> a series of motions that will amount to almost a <span>'''</span>doubling<span>'''</span> of the water rates after five years, a reduction from the previous proposal.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;According to [http://www.davisenterprise.com/home-page/featured-stories/council-oks-water-rates-advisory-committee/ The Davis Enterprise], "[t]he new numbers were achieved by pushing back local capital improvements and using more optimistic cost assumptions, since actual costs are unknown until construction bids are received."</span> The rates will increase by no more than 14% each year. The vote was 4-1, with ["Sue Greenwald"] dissenting. It is still possible that voters could try to put the rate increase to a referendum vote. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-09-07 11:45:31CovertProfessorwhat this entry still needs <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ '''''Topics that this entry still needs to cover include:''' History of the need to overhaul the water system (we've known about this for years); the agreement that was made in December 2010, and Woodland and UCD's part in that agreement; environmental concerns for the Delta; controversy over the process by which the decision was made; the Prop 218 protest mechanism and the eventual easing of the requirements for protest; discussions of the pros and cons of going forward with this project now.''<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-09-07 11:40:24CovertProfessor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The city of Davis is proposing a complete overhaul of the ["water"] system. Under the new system, our water would come from the Sacramento River instead of our ["Davis water wells" wells]. This would represent the most costly infrastructure project in the town's history. It's a very controversial issue that has ["Vitriol about the water rate hikes" pissed off many citizens] primarily because, under the original proposal, it would triple or even quadruple the current water rates; all this while we are in one of the worst economic climates of recent memory. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The city of Davis is proposing a complete overhaul of the ["water"] system. Under the new system, our water would come from the Sacramento River instead of our ["Davis water wells" wells]. This would represent the most costly infrastructure project in the town's history. It's a very controversial issue that has ["Vitriol about the water rate hikes" pissed off many citizens] primarily because, under the original proposal, it would triple or even quadruple the current water rates; all this while we are in one of the worst economic climates of recent memory.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;It is a joint project with the city of ["Woodland"].</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Proposition 218 allowed for protests to be submitted by ratepayers (i.e., residential and commercial property owners), one protest per property. By the deadline, 4855 had filed Prop 218 protests, with 185 of those not being fully validated. This represents almost 30% of Davis's 15,812 ratepayers; more than 50% was needed to overturn the proposed rate increase. [http://davisvanguard.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=4673:this-is-democracy-council-more-than-doubles-water-rates-at-nearly-330-in-the-morning&amp;Itemid=79 According to the Vanguard], at 3:20 AM on September 7, 2011, the ["City Council"] passed a series of motions that will amount to almost a doubling of the water rates after five years, a reduction from the previous proposal. The rates will increase by no more than 14% each year. The vote was 4-1, with ["Sue Greenwald"] dissenting. It is still possible that voters could try to put the rate increase to a referendum<span>.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Proposition 218 allowed for protests to be submitted by ratepayers (i.e., residential and commercial property owners), one protest per property. By the deadline, 4855 had filed Prop 218 protests, with 185 of those not being fully validated. This represents almost 30% of Davis's 15,812 ratepayers; more than 50% was needed to overturn the proposed rate increase. [http://davisvanguard.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=4673:this-is-democracy-council-more-than-doubles-water-rates-at-nearly-330-in-the-morning&amp;Itemid=79 According to the Vanguard], at 3:20 AM on September 7, 2011, the ["City Council"] passed a series of motions that will amount to almost a doubling of the water rates after five years, a reduction from the previous proposal. The rates will increase by no more than 14% each year. The vote was 4-1, with ["Sue Greenwald"] dissenting. It is still possible that voters could try to put the rate increase to a referendum<span>&nbsp;vote.<br> + <br> + Sewer and sanitation rates will also be going up.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-09-07 11:35:13CovertProfessor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The city of Davis is proposing a complete overhaul of the ["water"] system. Under the new system, our water would come from the Sacramento River instead of our ["Davis water wells" wells]. This would represent the most costly infrastructure project in the town's history. It's a very controversial issue that has ["Vitriol about the water rate hikes" pissed off many citizens] primarily because<span>&nbsp;some estimates have shown that it c</span>ould triple or even quadruple the current water rates; all this while we are in one of the worst economic climates of recent memory. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The city of Davis is proposing a complete overhaul of the ["water"] system. Under the new system, our water would come from the Sacramento River instead of our ["Davis water wells" wells]. This would represent the most costly infrastructure project in the town's history. It's a very controversial issue that has ["Vitriol about the water rate hikes" pissed off many citizens] primarily because<span>, under the original proposal, it w</span>ould triple or even quadruple the current water rates; all this while we are in one of the worst economic climates of recent memory. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-09-07 11:34:21CovertProfessorclarifications <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Proposition 218 allowed for protests to be submitted by ratepayers (i.e., property owners), one protest per property. By the deadline, 4855 had filed Prop 218 protests, with 185 of those not being fully validated. This <span>fell far short of the</span> 50% <span>ratepayer protest</span>s needed to overturn the proposed rate increase. [http://davisvanguard.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=4673:this-is-democracy-council-more-than-doubles-water-rates-at-nearly-330-in-the-morning&amp;Itemid=79 According to the Vanguard], at 3:20 AM on September 7, 2011, the ["City Council"] passed a series of motions that <span>amounted to</span> a doubling of the water rates, a reduction from the previous proposal. It is still possible that voters could try to put the rate increase to a referendum. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Proposition 218 allowed for protests to be submitted by ratepayers (i.e.,<span>&nbsp;residential and commercial</span> property owners), one protest per property. By the deadline, 4855 had filed Prop 218 protests, with 185 of those not being fully validated. This <span>represents almost 30% of Davis's 15,812 ratepayers; more than</span> 50% <span>wa</span>s needed to overturn the proposed rate increase. [http://davisvanguard.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=4673:this-is-democracy-council-more-than-doubles-water-rates-at-nearly-330-in-the-morning&amp;Itemid=79 According to the Vanguard], at 3:20 AM on September 7, 2011, the ["City Council"] passed a series of motions that <span>will amount to almost</span> a doubling of the water rates<span>&nbsp;after five years</span>, a reduction from the previous proposal. <span>The rates will increase by no more than 14% each year. The vote was 4-1, with ["Sue Greenwald"] dissenting. </span>It is still possible that voters could try to put the rate increase to a referendum. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Here is a link to more information on the proposed water rates and a rate calculator: [http://cityofdavis.org/pw/water/water-calculator.cfm]<span><br> - <br> -</span> For questions, you can call the Water Rate Hotline at 530-405-3500. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Here is a link to more information on the proposed water rates and a rate calculator: [http://cityofdavis.org/pw/water/water-calculator.cfm]<span>. </span> For questions, you can call the Water Rate Hotline at 530-405-3500. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-09-07 08:21:24CovertProfessor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Proposition 218 allowed for protests to be submitted by ratepayers (i.e., property owners), one protest per property. By the deadline, 4855 had filed Prop 218 protests, with 185 of those not being fully validated. This fell far short of the 50% ratepayer protests needed to overturn the proposed rate increase. [http://davisvanguard.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=4673:this-is-democracy-council-more-than-doubles-water-rates-at-nearly-330-in-the-morning&amp;Itemid=79 According to the Vanguard], at 3:20 AM on September 7, 2011, the ["City Council"] passed a series of motions that amounted to a doubling of the water rates. It is still possible that voters could try to put the rate increase to a referendum. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Proposition 218 allowed for protests to be submitted by ratepayers (i.e., property owners), one protest per property. By the deadline, 4855 had filed Prop 218 protests, with 185 of those not being fully validated. This fell far short of the 50% ratepayer protests needed to overturn the proposed rate increase. [http://davisvanguard.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=4673:this-is-democracy-council-more-than-doubles-water-rates-at-nearly-330-in-the-morning&amp;Itemid=79 According to the Vanguard], at 3:20 AM on September 7, 2011, the ["City Council"] passed a series of motions that amounted to a doubling of the water rates<span>, a reduction from the previous proposal</span>. It is still possible that voters could try to put the rate increase to a referendum. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-09-07 08:20:34CovertProfessorwater rates will double, apparently <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Proposition 218 allowed for protests to be submitted by ratepayers (i.e., property owners), one protest per property. By the deadline, 4855 had filed Prop 218 protests, with 185 of those not being fully validated. This fell far short of the 50% ratepayer protests needed to overturn the proposed rate increase. [http://davisvanguard.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=4673:this-is-democracy-council-more-than-doubles-water-rates-at-nearly-330-in-the-morning&amp;Itemid=79 According to the Vanguard], at 3:20 AM on September 7, 2011, the ["City Council"] passed a series of motions that amounted to a doubling of the water rates. It is still possible that voters could try to put the rate increase to a referendum.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-09-03 07:08:14CovertProfessorwhy not record the history of what happened?? <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> -</span> Here is a link to more information on the proposed water rates and a rate calculator<span>.<br> -</span> [http://cityofdavis.org/pw/water/water-calculator.cfm] </td> <td> <span>+</span> Here is a link to more information on the proposed water rates and a rate calculator<span>:</span> [http://cityofdavis.org/pw/water/water-calculator.cfm] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- And here is a radio show about the proposed hike on KDRT:<br> - [http://kdrt.org/node/7206]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ And here is a radio show about the proposed hike on KDRT: [http://kdrt.org/node/7206]<br> + <br> + In June-July 2011, five meetings were held to give citizens an opportunity to ask questions about the proposed rate increase and what it means for Davis's future water supply.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-09-02 21:55:28DonShorall meetings done <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Below is a schedule of community meetings to hear citizen input regarding '''proposed water rate increases''' in Davis. You can attend any meeting, in any area.<br> - <br> - All Meetings begin at 7pm<br> - <br> - Thursday, June 23rd<br> - West Davis – ["Stonegate Country Club"] Meeting Room<br> - 919 ["Lake Boulevard"]<br> - <br> - Thursday, June 30th<br> - North Davis – ["Tandem Properties"] Building<br> - 3500 ["Anderson Road"]<br> - <br> - Thursday, July 14th<br> - Central Davis – ["Redwood Park"] Meeting Room<br> - 1001 ["Anderson Road"]<br> - <br> - Thursday, July 21st<br> - South Davis – ["South Davis Station 33"]<br> - 425 ["Mace Boulevard"]<br> - <br> - Thursday, July 28th<br> - East Davis – ["Wildhorse Golf Club" Wildhorse Golf Clubhouse]<br> - 2323 ["Rockwell Drive"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-09-02 19:14:38ScottMeehleibtypo <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The city of Davis is proposing a complete overhaul of the ["water"] system. Under the new system, our water would come from the Sacramento River instead of our ["Davis water wells" wells]. This would represent the most<span>ly</span> costly infrastructure project in the town's history. It's a very controversial issue that has ["Vitriol about the water rate hikes" pissed off many citizens] primarily because some estimates have shown that it could triple or even quadruple the current water rates; all this while we are in one of the worst economic climates of recent memory. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The city of Davis is proposing a complete overhaul of the ["water"] system. Under the new system, our water would come from the Sacramento River instead of our ["Davis water wells" wells]. This would represent the most costly infrastructure project in the town's history. It's a very controversial issue that has ["Vitriol about the water rate hikes" pissed off many citizens] primarily because some estimates have shown that it could triple or even quadruple the current water rates; all this while we are in one of the worst economic climates of recent memory. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-09-02 19:09:46ScottMeehleibyou can never have enough drama regarding such things <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The city of Davis is proposing a complete overhaul of the ["water"] system. Under the new system, our water would come from the Sacramento River instead of our ["Davis water wells" wells]. This would represent the mostly costly infrastructure project in the town's history. It's a very controversial issue because some estimates have shown that it could triple or even quadruple the current water rates; all this while we are in one of the worst economic climates of recent memory. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The city of Davis is proposing a complete overhaul of the ["water"] system. Under the new system, our water would come from the Sacramento River instead of our ["Davis water wells" wells]. This would represent the mostly costly infrastructure project in the town's history. It's a very controversial issue <span>that has ["Vitriol a</span>b<span>out the water rate hikes" pissed off many citizens] primarily b</span>ecause some estimates have shown that it could triple or even quadruple the current water rates; all this while we are in one of the worst economic climates of recent memory. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-09-02 18:58:30ScottMeehleibfixed link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The city of Davis is proposing a complete overhaul of the ["water"] system. Under the new system, our water would come from the Sacramento River instead of ["wells"]. This would represent the mostly costly infrastructure project in the town's history. It's a very controversial issue because some estimates have shown that it could triple or even quadruple the current water rates; all this while we are in one of the worst economic climates of recent memory. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The city of Davis is proposing a complete overhaul of the ["water"] system. Under the new system, our water would come from the Sacramento River instead of <span>our </span>["<span>Davis water </span>wells"<span>&nbsp;wells</span>]. This would represent the mostly costly infrastructure project in the town's history. It's a very controversial issue because some estimates have shown that it could triple or even quadruple the current water rates; all this while we are in one of the worst economic climates of recent memory. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-09-02 18:56:35ScottMeehleib+general description and drama <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ The city of Davis is proposing a complete overhaul of the ["water"] system. Under the new system, our water would come from the Sacramento River instead of ["wells"]. This would represent the mostly costly infrastructure project in the town's history. It's a very controversial issue because some estimates have shown that it could triple or even quadruple the current water rates; all this while we are in one of the worst economic climates of recent memory.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-08-08 12:50:52JeffShawadded kdrt radio show on this subject <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ And here is a radio show about the proposed hike on KDRT:<br> + [http://kdrt.org/node/7206]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-06-20 17:52:22CovertProfessor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> East Davis – ["Wildhorse Golf Clubhouse<span>"</span>] </td> <td> <span>+</span> East Davis – ["Wildhorse Golf Club<span>" Wildhorse Golf Club</span>house] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-06-20 17:51:13CovertProfessor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> South Davis – ["<span>F</span>i<span>re</span> Station 33"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> South Davis – ["<span>South Dav</span>i<span>s</span> Station 33"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-06-20 17:50:49CovertProfessor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> West Davis – Stonegate Country Club Meeting Room<br> <span>-</span> 919 Lake Blvd </td> <td> <span>+</span> West Davis – <span>["</span>Stonegate Country Club<span>"]</span> Meeting Room<br> <span>+</span> 919 <span>["</span>Lake B<span>ou</span>l<span>e</span>v<span>ar</span>d<span>"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> North Davis – Tandem Properties Building<br> <span>-</span> 3500 Anderson Road </td> <td> <span>+</span> North Davis – <span>["</span>Tandem Properties<span>"]</span> Building<br> <span>+</span> 3500 <span>["</span>Anderson Road<span>"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Central Davis – Redwood Park Meeting Room<br> <span>-</span> 1001 Anderson Road </td> <td> <span>+</span> Central Davis – <span>["</span>Redwood Park<span>"]</span> Meeting Room<br> <span>+</span> 1001 <span>["</span>Anderson Road<span>"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> South Davis – Fire Station 33<br> <span>-</span> 425 Mace Blvd </td> <td> <span>+</span> South Davis – <span>["</span>Fire Station 33<span>"]</span><br> <span>+</span> 425 <span>["</span>Mace B<span>ou</span>l<span>e</span>v<span>ar</span>d<span>"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> East Davis – Wildhorse Golf Clubhouse<br> <span>-</span> 2323 Rockwell Drive </td> <td> <span>+</span> East Davis – <span>["</span>Wildhorse Golf Clubhouse<span>"]</span><br> <span>+</span> 2323 <span>["</span>Rockwell Drive<span>"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Proposed Water Rate Increasehttp://daviswiki.org/Proposed_Water_Rate_Increase2011-06-20 17:47:48CovertProfessorSorry for the copy/paste job, but this is important &amp; I don't have time to fix. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Proposed Water Rate Increase<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Below is a schedule of community meetings to hear citizen input regarding '''proposed water rate increases''' in Davis. You can attend any meeting, in any area.<br> + <br> + All Meetings begin at 7pm<br> + <br> + Thursday, June 23rd<br> + West Davis – Stonegate Country Club Meeting Room<br> + 919 Lake Blvd<br> + <br> + Thursday, June 30th<br> + North Davis – Tandem Properties Building<br> + 3500 Anderson Road<br> + <br> + Thursday, July 14th<br> + Central Davis – Redwood Park Meeting Room<br> + 1001 Anderson Road<br> + <br> + Thursday, July 21st<br> + South Davis – Fire Station 33<br> + 425 Mace Blvd<br> + <br> + Thursday, July 28th<br> + East Davis – Wildhorse Golf Clubhouse<br> + 2323 Rockwell Drive<br> + <br> + Here is a link to more information on the proposed water rates and a rate calculator.<br> + [http://cityofdavis.org/pw/water/water-calculator.cfm]<br> + <br> + For questions, you can call the Water Rate Hotline at 530-405-3500.<br> + <br> + [[Include(Seed)]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>