Damned If We Save; Damned If We Waste

Ad hoc Quorum

Thanks to the excellent reporting of Matt Stevens and Alice Walton of The Los Angeles Times Los Angeles residents are learning that their water bills will raise by nearly two dollars a month to cover a shortfall at the Department of Water and Power. The Times article states that LA residents have saved about ten percent more than was expected which caused the revenue of the DWP to fall enough to need to raise revenue this way. While the DWPis not alone in the particular plight in drought-stricken California, and insists that residents will still be saving money so long as they have conserved, this still raises the eyebrows and hackles of many LA residents. While the additional revenue from the fee will go toward repair and maintenence, one cannot help but to feel a little bit as though this was a “damned if you do damned if you don’t”…

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