Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Commissioners Approve 16% Water Rate Hike For 2011

Now that Dekalb County resident's water rates are increasing each of the next four years, they will be in no mood for Burrell Ellis' proposed property tax increase to pay for basic services, like police protection.

Ellis and the rest of the commissioners have proven they are incapable of cutting waste and reorganizing the size of government.

Prepare for more furlough days.


Anonymous said...

Could this have anything to do with Dekalb County being forced to overhaul the sewer system by the EPA and facing a $31,000 fine per day that it is not done? It's those things that make you go hmmmmmm.......

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, this is the only way that this mess will ever get fixed. The county is going to have to fall apart, financially and otherwise before it will get straightened out. Then there needs to be some over-site from someone outside of DeKalb, possibly the Feds to straighten it out. Whats even more unfortunate is that those of us who are stuck here because of time of service; over 20 years etc..will not see it get better for the rest of our time of service. It will take years to fix. I've got 6 years to go to get 30. I have a feeling that they will seem longer than my 1st 24 years of service.