Defending water district benefits

“Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.” This Mark Twain quote provides a humorous starting point for this letter regarding water rates and LVMWD employee wages within the context of this year’s election for the District 5 LVMWD board seat.

In 2009, MWD raised water prices to LVMWD by 20 percent. The board unanimously approved a pass-through of the increase— rates increased only to cover the higher price of water, nothing more. For ...

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