NEXT MEETING (Last Chance): MAY 28 (MMWD in Corte Madera) 7:30pm***Marin Municipal Water District is preparing to jack up rates once again, this time using outright rate and fee increases (4% a year x 4 years) coupled with a hefty new annual Property Tax assessment that will be $163.50 to $409 . The new fees & taxes equate to a 24% INCREASE ON THE AVERAGE BILL and MUCH HIGHER for others who conserve. It doesn’t take into account the customer's water use, which burdens even more those who use less water.
MMWD has a long list of dubious claims to justify their crusade for more fees, higher rates, and new taxes. If nobody does anything, MMWD will have their way...unless we all submit a simple protest letter (sample shown below). Showing up at this next meeting will let them know we are serious. After 5/28/19 it will be too late to stop it.
Marin Municipal Water District is at it again. This time with an outrageous new rate & tax scheme that will increase their rates to the highest point in history beginning JULY 1~>double the national average<~plus a terribly unfair tax assessment that penalizes low water users and increases the average bill 24% overnight! Customers that conserve water will see their bills double or more because of the controversial flat meter tax that has no bearing on water usage.
SAMPLE PROTEST LETTER (MUST be received by MMWD no later than 5/28/19) We NEED EVERYONE'S HELP to COPY, FILL IN, SIGN, and MAIL (or drop off) to the following address:
Marin Municipal Water District
220 Nellen Ave.
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Attn: Board Secretary and MMWD Board of Directors:
I am writing to formally protest and oppose the newly proposed water rate increases and property tax assessments. I feel very strongly that these massive new increases are grossly unfair to all rate-payers, and especially unfair for those who conserve water. The property tax assessment is particularly injurious to everyone as it is not tied to the water bill and again penalizes water-savers the most.
Please consider the severe consequences that these new proposals will have on our community and STOP these price hikes. As a proud representative of Marin County, I hope you can see as I do that these rate and tax increases are not in our best interests.
MMWD Account #_________________
***NOTE: NAME, ADDRESS, SIGNATURE, and ACCOUNT# MUST BE FILLED IN OR VOTE WILL NOT COUNT***
***A MASSIVE SHOW OF FORCE at the MMWD RATE HEARING ON MAY 28th (7:30pm) WILL LET THEM KNOW WE ARE SERIOUS. THEY WILL HAVE TO LISTEN TO ALL OF US! (and there is no Warriors game that night!)
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