Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009 | Someone at City Hall must really like San Diego’s existing water rate structure.
San Diego water officials have offered numerous reasons this year explaining why it isn’t practical to adopt new rates that could boost conservation and penalize waste.
They’ve praised the concept, currently used in the Irvine Ranch Water District in Orange County. Then they’ve misrepresented key facts about it. Now, as a supportive City Council weighs it as a response to the current water shortage, those same city water officials have a new reason for their resistance: Lawyers would have a field day.
The city would get sued.