Guest commentary: The great water rate heist of 2010

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THE MASSIVE WATER RATE INCREASES approved by Mayor Annise Parker and her Council have been touted by the administration as spreading the real costs of the water/sewer system to all users of the system — single-family, multi-family, and commercial users. Local media have certainly run with that meme.

As guest editorialist Brutus explains in detail, it’s simply not true: Single-family and commercial users are bearing the brunt of the increase, while owners of multi-family residences will continue to enjoy a significant advantage.

No wonder Mayor Parker and her Council rammed this thing through so quickly, without much in the way of public discussion and scrutiny!

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