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No rate increase anticipated for Zone 7 customers until 2014

Original post made on Oct 27, 2012

Zone 7 water users won't see a rate hike until 2014, thanks to ongoing cost-cutting measures from the water agency.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 5:44 PM

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Posted by Zone 7 and beyond
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 27, 2012 at 2:11 am

Water agencies seem to fly under the radar when it comes to an appropriate level scrutiny. While the article seems to imply conservative management I'm just not sure it's the case. The cost saving measures appear to be consistent with the practices of other agencies that are also promoting the "savings" numbers while increasing rates SUBSTANTIALLY beyond the rate of inflation, while increasing compensation.

An example of that practice is found within DSRSD which also services Pleasanton. Mayor Hosterman made an issue of the rapid rise in costs, as have other mayors, but this districts efforts to control costs have been minimal at best. They have been raising rates to justify bonuses (essentially). They get away with it because nobody pays attention to what they do.