They’re at it again — elected bureaucrats in a usually under-the-radar government agency are getting in your pocket. The Register editorialized on the Orange County Sanitation District‘s plans to raise its fees by 15 percent earlier this month: Another boost in sewer service fees?. This is the same agency that funded a yoga priest, revealed by a scathing audit in 2005, resulting in the resignation of its General Manager.
The OCSD needs to especially explain these two pertinent paragraphs from the editorial:
We noted in a 2008 editorial that the OCSD board “just voted to increase sewer rates by 61 percent over five years. … The district argues that these increases – well above the rate of inflation – are necessary to fund ongoing infrastructure improvements.” Also, a 31 percent hike went through in 2005. Why weren’t those higher fees enough? Continue reading