I understand that Pacifica City Council will vote July 28 on increasing sewer fees 10 percent, with no clear notice provided to citizens, a 10 percent increase compounded annually. This is outrageous. After council just borrowed from the sewer fund, it is a big mistake to try to raise fees again only a month later. The City of Pacifica has already commingled the sewer fund with the General Fund in an attempt to circumvent a vote on increasing taxes.
Pacificans spoke loud and clear when they said they are against sneaky tactics to increase taxes. This is just sneaky, in my opinion. The wording on the "notice" printed in the Pacifica Tribune was misleading; nowhere did it state the amount or that this clearly is an increase. Very sneaky. This is not sufficient or proper notice to citizens of a fee increase. I believe there will be a lawsuit if council approves this burdensome increase. I urge Council to vote NO on this unfair measure. Here are council members' email addresses: