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The waterfall in the neighbors’ backyard is really for the good of the community

August 11, 2008
A few backdated posts aside, it’s been, in the words of Jim Anchower, a long time since I rapped at ya.  So I won’t argue with you guys if you want to call me lazy for writing about a letter to the Town Crier rather than something for which the paper was itself responsible.  But Barney Dragony’s complaints about increases in water rates are too positively Los Altan for a blog purporting to be about Los Altos to ignore.

Water rates – (sic) don’t reward the slobs

Unbelievable. We Los Altos citizens who keep our town looking nice by keeping our lawns and trees green plus adding the very essential element, oxygen, to the atmosphere are to be penalized for doing so, while the slobs among us get rewarded for letting their properties dry up and go to seed and blight our town. Unbelievable!

Suppose we all get together and let the town revert to a desert. Swell, I can just imagine the uproar.
Five bucks says his proposed solution is to pay people based on how much water they manage to use each month, generating the revenue by a tax on people who irresponsibly conserve electricity.
One Comment leave one →
  1. Koland permalink
    August 11, 2008 4:18 pm

    Great find.

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